Set Of Four Books Of Dalai Lama

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Set Of Four Books Of Dalai Lama


Understanding The Dalai Lama
Sleeping , Dreaming , And Dying
Stages Of Meditation: The Dalai Lama
Portrait of A Dalai Lama




Understanding The Dalai Lama

Edited by Rajiv Mehrotra

Ocean of Wisdom, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet is revered as a bodhisattva-a reincarnation of the Buddha-by six million followers around the world. He describes himself as a simple smiling monk. Between these extremes of divinity and being human, however, lies a personality fascinating in its own right: a theologian who can debate the intricacies of Buddhism, a philosopher whose thinking influences people around the world, a political and spiritual leader of the displaced Tibetan people, a best-selling author, a son and brother, and simply a friend to many. He is also universally recognized as the best hope for peace and amity in today's troubled world.
In Understanding the Dalai Lama, Rajiv Mehrotra brings together a range of contributors who offer insights into different facets of this remarkable individual. Pico Iyer draws a portrait of a disarming man with an infectious laugh, Robert Thurman gives us a glimpse of the Dalai Lama's spiritual development, and Matthieu Ricard describes a day in the life of His Holiness. The Dalai Lama's deep curiosity, keen insight and high level of scientific sophistication are revealed by Daniel Goleman, while Thupten Jinpa recounts the Dalai Lama's passion for Tibet's thousand-year-old intellectual tradition of logic and philosophical debates. The book also includes a syllable by syllable translation of the Dalai Lama's full name by Jeffrey Hopkins, a poem by U.R. Ananthamurthy and an extended interview with His Holiness by Rajiv Mehrotra.
'A well-rounded, down-to-earth picture of one of the modern day's most extraordinary and intriguing public figures'-Outlook
'The book is a sincere and informative collection of essays . . . reveals the great XIVth Dalai Lama's thought, his work, his extremely engaging personality, his genuine charisma'-Dawn
'Understanding the Dalai Lama certainly helps one to understand him as much as one can through the limited space of a book'-The Sentinel
'A lovely bouquet'-Free Press Journal

About the Editor : Rajiv Mehrotra, a personal student of the Dalai Lama, was educated at the universities of Delhi, Oxford and Columbia. For over three decades he has been a familiar face on public television, notably as the anchor of an in-depth, one-on-one talk show. He is presently secretary/trustee of the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and managing trustee of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, a trustee of the Norbulinka Institute of Tibetan Culture, and has served as a Judge of the Templeton Prize for Spirituality, on the governing councils of the Sri Aurobindo Society and the Film and Television Institute of India. An independent documentary film-maker, he has won several international and five national awards from the President of India. He was nominated a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum at Davos and twice invited to speak at plenary sessions.
Rajiv is the author of The Mind of the Guru: Conversations with Spiritual Masters (Penguin, 2003) and has edited The Essential Dalai Lama (Penguin, 2005). He is currently working on Thakur: A Biography of Sri Ramakrishna (to be published by Penguin) and a biography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Editor: Rajiv Mehrotra
ISBN : 0143101293
Pages : 265
Size : 14cm X 21.8cm

Sleeping , Dreaming , And Dying
An Exploration of Consciousness With
The Dalai Lama

Edited by Narrated by Francisco Varela, Ph.D

This book is the account of a historic dialogue between leading Western scientists and one of the foremost representatives of Buddhism today, the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Revolving around the three key moments of consciousness of sleep, dreams, and death - what internationally acclaimed neuroscientist Francisco Varela calls the ego's shadow zones. With contributions from acclaimed voices such as philosopher Charles Taylor, psychoanalyst Joyce McDougall, psychologist Jayne Gackenbach, cultural ecologist Joan Halifax, and neuroscientist Jerome Engel, the book is both engrossing and highly readable. Whether the topic is lucid dreaming, near death experiences, or the very structure of consciousness itself, the participants in this unique exchange continually surprise and delight us with their discoveries of convergences and divergences between their respective traditions.

"Intelligent, insightful… Anyone interested in Buddhism, psychology, neuroscience, or the alternative worlds of dreams and the afterlife will surely enjoy the discoveries contained herein."--- Napra Review

"There's a lot of juicy information in this book… very valuable for mediators interested in how science and Buddhism intersect."--- Inquiring Mind

Author: Francisco Varela, Ph.D
ISBN: 0861711238
Pages: 254
Size: 15.3cm x 22.7cm

The Dalai Lama Stages Of Meditation
Training The Mind Wisdom

By Dalai Lama
"Stages Of Mediation Is A Landmark Work On The Subject Of Mediation"

In Stages of Meditation, His Holiness offers his highly practical views on the subject of meditation: how to do it, the various different procedures and approaches we can take, what we and others may gain from it. He explains how we can develop a spiritual path in a proper sequence rather than in a scattered, piecemeal fashion. He also shows the importance of building up both method and wisdom, as well as cultivating compassion and 'special insight' as we train our minds.
This impressive and stimulating book will not only bring the Dalai Lama - one of the world's most popular and pragmatic spiritual leaders - to a huge new audience but, because so many people round the globe are now practising meditation, from a basis of religious faith or none, this is a work which will doubtless be in print for many years to come.
A source of guidance and direction, as well as encouragement and inspiration for anyone----Here's Health

Author: Dalai Lama
ISBN : 0712629637
Pages: 162
Size : 12.5cm X 19.8cm

Portrait Of A Dalai Lama
The Life And Times Of The Great Thirteen

By Sir Charles Bell

The Dalai Lama of Tibet of unique. A succession of fourteen have been guiding the spiritual life of the Tibetan people for nearly six centuries, and for three hundred years have held secular power as well. Revered as the human embodiment of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion, they choose, out of their great desire to benefit others, to reincarnate life after life as the Dalai Lama.
Thubten Gyatso, The Thirteenth Dalai Lama, was born to a peasant family in 1876. He was discovered, brought to Lhasa and enthroned at thee age of three. Educated as a monk, he took over full power when he was eighteen and ruled until his death thirty-seven years later. His rule would prove to be more strong, more radical and more complete than that of any Dalai Lama since the Great Fifth.

"His courage and energy were inexhaustible. He recoiled from nothing," writes Charles Bell, who as Political Officer in the Himalayas first met him in 1910. They developed a firm and affectionate friendship, politically and personally, that would last for twenty-five years.

Portrait is packed full of history, stories, facts and figures, anecdotes and conversation, and is compelling reading. Bell describes all aspects of Tibetan life, religion and politics - the very heart of which is the Dalai Lama. He paints a vivid and masterly picture of this powerful yet humble man, who worked tirelessly and unceasingly for the good of Tibet: who struggled continually against both political and military onslaughts from China, and fought vainly for support from the outside world: and who made radical changes at every level of life in his mediaeval nation, uniting and strengthening her as never before..

Yet in his final testament a year before his death in 1933 the Dalai Lama warned of " the great hardship and overpowering fear' that would surely sweep the land…

Bell concludes with a poignant description of the discovery and eventful enthronement of the new Dalai Lama, The Fourteenth - who continues to guide his people with as much energy and compassionate wisdom (from his exile in India after China finally overran an exhausted and defeated Tibet in 1959) as the great Thirteen before him.

Sir Charles Bell was born in Calcutta in 1870 and educated in England at Winchester and Oxford. He joined the Indian Civil Service in 1891 and was transferred to Kalimpong, Sikkim , in 1901, where he began his lifelong relationship with Tibet. He twice acted as Political Officer for Sikkim, Bhutan and Tibet and eventfully held that post for ten years before retiring in 1919. He was recalled to duty, however, and in 1920 headed a successful diplomatic mission to Lhasa. He was created a K.C.I.E. in 1922.

He wrote several books about Tibet, her people and her language: few since, and certainly none before, have written so well about Tibet and her remarkable leaded. This biography was first published in 1946, a year he died in Canada, in Victoria, BC, where he had gone to live 1939

Author: Sir Charles Bell
ISBN: 086171055X
Pages: 467
Size: 13.5cm x 21.4cm

Total Price of Set: Rs.2073/-

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