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The Wisdom of Compassion: Stories of Remarkable Encounters and Timeless Insights [Hardcover]

Dalai Lama , Victor Chan
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20 Dec 2012

The Wisdom of Compassion offers rare insights into the Dalai Lama's life as he interacts with remarkable people from all walks of life. In these deeply engaging behind-the-scenes stories we see not only the Dalai Lama at his most human, and most humane, but also the way he approaches the world with humour and optimism.

As he empathizes with those who are suffering, and demonstrates the tangible benefits of practising forgiveness and compassion, the Dalai Lama reveals the many lessons he has learned, including how

* his collaborations with leading neuroscientists, psychologists, teachers and students from around the world have taught him how to educate the heart;

* his inspiring friendship with a blind Irishman, the only person he calls his hero, has taught him how one can overcome adversity;

* through his encounters with illiterate grandmothers learning how to harness solar power for their communities, a beggar girl, and his soulmate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, he has discovered how compassion can be translated into action.

Enhanced by the Dalai Lama's seven decades of practice and illuminated through captivating anecdotes, The Wisdom of Compassion can help readers to lead more fulfilling lives. The Dalai Lama also shows how, when we open our hearts and minds to others, we are on the surest path to true happiness.

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Press (20 Dec 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0593071824
  • ISBN-13: 978-0593071823
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 14 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 645,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A rare and inspiring insight into the Dalai Lama's daily life and his efforts to translate compassion into action around the world.

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Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. His tireless efforts on behalf of human rights and world peace have brought him international recognition. He is the recipient of the Wallenberg Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, and a Nobel Peace Prize.

Victor Chan is a trustee and founding director of the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. Chan has known the Dalai Lama for more than thirty years and coauthored with him The Wisdom of Forgiveness. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Moving 13 Oct 2013
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Moving stories of overcoming adversity by cultivating an open heart and true compassion, even in hell. An enormous variety of encounters are described here ranging from ex-prisoners and terrorists to Aaron Beck, the father of cognitive behaviour therapy, and Desmond Tutu.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be missed 1 Mar 2014
There is so much teaching in this another wonderful book from the Dalai Lama, honoured to welcome it to my growing collection of his books. For me it was an emotional read but I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bingo! 26 Feb 2013
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This is one of HHDL's easiest books to read. Also one of the most beneficial regarding Buddhism. Anyone interested in Buddhism or of HHDL will enjoy this.

This compares to HHDL's Art of Happiness in giving simple, easy ways to understand Buddhism and life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars HHDL's wonderful acts of compassion 8 Feb 2013
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Here are great stories of how his holiness reaches out to others around the world. Very inspiring.I would highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Being in the dance with The Dalai Lama 7 Jun 2013
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We all know his name as one of the greatest spiritual leader/teacher in our time ....The author Victor Chan brings to the reader in a series of encounters over a few years how compassionate service plays out in on the world stage both with other great statesman/ teachers to children. I have not followed the Dalai Lama's teaching specially but this small treasure opened a new door to enter into the living buddha nature that awakens .our own journey of compassion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What A Wonderful Book 21 Jun 2013
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Every book that I have read from the Dalai Lama is absolutely wonderful. I look forward to reading every new one that he publishes. This book is great for any person of any walk of life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 26 May 2013
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This, just as the first book by this author (Wisdom of Forgiveness) is breathtaking, you can feel the warmth and authenticity of the Dalai Lama as if he were there in front of you. The stories told on the various humanitarian projects are amazing, motivating and also very humbling and made you truly think about your own life. Definitely a must read for any human being!
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