The Dalai Lama provides an extensive lesson on the path to enlightenment. His discourse draws out the meaning of the Third Dalai Lama's famous "Essence of Refined Gold" as he speaks directly to the listener offering spiritual advice, personal reflections, and scriptural commentary. Abridged.An introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.
About the Author:
Tenzin Gyatso was born in Amdo, Tibet in 1935 and was recognized as the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet. Since the Chinese takeover of Tibet in 1959, he has served as head of the Tibetan government-in-exile in Dharamsala, India. A Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, today he is known the world over as a great spiritual teacher and a tireless worker for peace. Among his many other books are Freedom in Exile, The Art of Happiness, Transforming the Mind, Healing Anger, and Kindness, Clarity, and Insight.
"For its down-to-earth style and rich spiritual teachings, this must rank as one of the finest Buddhist books." - The Middle Way
". . . presented in a practical and understandable form .
. . highly recommendable as a practical guide to Tibetan Buddhism." - Quest