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The Wisdom of Compassion

Stories of Remarkable Encounters and Timeless Insights

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This is the Dalai Lama at his most human, and most humane, offering rare insight and behind-the-scenes stories about his interactions with remarkable people from all walks of life. Don't miss the Dalai Lama's classic book, The Art of Happiness, or his newest, The Book of Joy, named one of Oprah's Favorite Things. 

The Wisdom of Compassion shows how His Holiness the Dalai Lama approaches the world with playfulness, optimism, and a profound empathy for the suffering of others. Through his own conduct, he shows us the tangible benefits of practicing kindness, forgiveness and compassion. And he demonstrates that opening our hearts and minds to others is the surest path to true happiness.

The Wisdom of Compassion
is an intensely personal portrait of the Dalai Lama. It recounts the story of his friendship with a blind Irishman, how they first met and how in later meetings the Dalai Lama comes to call him his one and only hero. It explores the Dalai Lama’s collaboration with a neuroscientist and how it results in significant discoveries about the human brain. It also brings to life poignant accounts of his uncommon encounters with a little beggar girl, a disabled boy in a critical care ward, a man who trains grandmothers to become solar engineers, and many others.

The Dalai Lama’s wisdom principles revolve around the practical application of compassion. Enhanced by his seven decades of practice and elucidated through captivating anecdotes of his own experiences, they will help readers lead more fulfilling lives. As the Dalai Lama has written many years ago: if you want others to be happy, practice compassion; if you want yourself to be happy, practice compassion.

From the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly

Dec 10, 2012 – An attendee at His Holiness the Dalai Lama s meetings all over the world and coauthor with him (The Wisdom of Forgiveness), Chan provides an insider s account of the spiritual master s teachings at venues large and small. This is the Dalai Lama in context, he writes, live, unscripted, and at his most charismatic. Encounters are arranged by theme: Overcoming Adversity, Educating the Heart, and Compassion in Action. His Holiness interacts with survivors of Northern Ireland s violence, seriously ill children, social activists fighting poverty and oppression, and scientists studying compassion. Leaving intact the Dalai Lama s distinctive English, Chan vividly conveys the world leader s intense curiosity, intelligence, explosive laughter, keen wisdom, and kindness; his account of the Dalai Lama s conversation with Archbishop Desmond Tutu crackles with energy. Throughout, His Holiness incisively conveys his core teaching that inner transformation is key to alleviating suffering and bringing peace to a violent world. He also listens intently to innovators who are committed to the same goals. Details provide immediacy; carefully placed background information gives context. These inspiring dialogues communicate His Holiness s worldwide appeal and essential commitment to compassion.
The Wisdom of Compassion
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Dec 27, 2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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