This book brings together a range of contributers who offer insights into different facets of the Dalai Lama, including Robert Thurman, Pico Iyer, Jeffrey Hopkins, Thubten Jinpa, Matthieu Ricard, and Daniel Goleman.
Ocean of Wisdom, HIs Holiness the Forteenth 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 Praise of His Holiness by Lama Thubten Zopa
- A Buddha of Compassion by Nick Ribush
- Universal Responsibility in the Dalai Lama's World View by Bharati Puri
- The Ocean of Wisdom by Brother Wayne Teasdale
- A Very Human Being by Mary Craig
- A Simple Monk by Sulak Sivaraksa
- Making Kindness Stand to Reason by Pico Iyer
- Writing with His Holiness by Alex Norman
- In Search of the Panchen Lama by Isobel Hilton
- The Dalai Lama's Roles and Teaching by Robert Thurman
- A Journey Through Bylakuppe by Anees Jung
- The Dalai Lama and History by U.R.Ananthamurthy
- Musings by Jeffrey Hopkins
- An Unconventional Tibetan Perspective by Bhuchung Tsering
- The Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Monastic Academia by Geshe Thubten Jinpa
- The Dalai Lama and India by Dalip Mehta
- A Monarch or a Socialist? By Ela Gandhi
- The Dalai Lama as a Political Strategist by Senthil Ram
- The Dalai Lama's Dialogues with Science by Swati Chopra
- Universal Responsibility: a Christian Consideration by Raimon Panikkar
- Universal Responsibility and the Roots of Empathy and Compassion by Daniel Goleman.