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  • Published: 1 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9781846042423
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

My Spiritual Autobiography




The first fascinating look at His Holiness' spiritual journey

This book is a first. There has never been one entirely dedicated to the spiritual life of the Dalai Lama. Yet as one of the world’s most recognised, and respected, spiritual leaders there will clearly be great interest in such a work from His Holiness’ thousands of friends and followers around the world.

The Dalai Lama sees himself first and foremost as a human being, secondly as a monk and thirdly as the political leader of Tibet. In this extraordinary book we read many hitherto unknown stories from his childhood, his formation as a monk and his gradual development as a leader of his people. We are offered a view of his daily spiritual practise, invited to listen in on the dialogue he has been pursuing with other religions, with non-believers and with scientists in his search for ethical and environmental principles, and shown how he brings a sense of goodness and conscience to political life around the globe.

In a world that is so profoundly interdependent, the Dalai Lama explains how he transforms himself through spiritual means in order to have a positive effect on the world, and he encourages us to do the same by working on ourselves first of all.

  • Published: 1 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9781846042423
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the spiritual and political leader of Tibet. Today, he lives in exile in Northern India and works tirelessly on behalf of the Tibetan people, as well as travelling the world to give spiritual teachings to sell-out audiences. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

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Praise for My Spiritual Autobiography

The Dalai Lama is the most influential person in the world

Time magazine

He draws crowds that no other spiritual leader or politician could hope to match...he seems to look at life in a different way to everyone else

The Times

A man of great intelligence and charm...He has become the lynch pin of hope for a great many people

Professor Robert Thurman, author of Infinite Life

A subtle, quick, complex and extraordinarily intelligent man who brings three qualities to a spiritual discourse - gentleness, clarity and laughter

Professor Robert Kieley, Harvard University

A symbol of serenity, a spiritual leader second only to the Pope

Independent

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