> Skip to content
  • Published: 16 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9781611807349
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $27.99

Perfecting Wisdom

How Things Appear and How They Truly Are



Based on a lecture given by the Dalai Lama on the wisdom chapter of A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life, this book comments on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy in a clear and direct way.

This extraordinarily clear exposition on the wisdom section of A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life is based on an oral teaching given in Switzerland by H.H. the Dalai Lama before an audience of thousands of Tibetans and Westerners in 1979. Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life is one of the most important texts in the Mahayana tradition of Buddhist practice. Its ninth chapter, the section on transcendent wisdom, is known among Buddhist scholars as a challenging exposition of Madhyamika philosophy and difficult to understand without a commentary. This invaluable volume with its precise elucidation of the core issues of Tibetan Buddhism stands as a key work in Buddhist literature.

  • Published: 16 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9781611807349
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $27.99

About the author

The Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the head of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile in Dharamsala, India. He is the author of numerous best-selling Buddhist books. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, honorary Canadian citizenship in 2006, and the United States Congressional Gold Medal in 2007

Also by The Dalai Lama

See all

Related titles