“I always consider
myself as a simple Buddhist monk. I feel that is the real me. I feel that the
Dalai Lama as a temporal ruler is a man-made institution. As long as the people
accept the Dalai Lama, they will accept me. But being a monk is something which
belongs to me. No one can change that.” –His Holiness the Dalai Lama
In October 2012,
the Dalai Lama visited the Kurukulla Center for Buddhist Studies in Medford,
Massachusetts and addressed approximately 1,800 residents from this diverse New
To commemorate the
one-year anniversary of his Holiness’ visit, Comcast NBCUniversal presents the
enhanced edition of His Holiness The
Dalai Lama: A Message of Spiritual Wisdom to inform readers about the
impact he has around the world.
The Dalai Lama is
a well-known figure, with millions of followers through social media channels
and within all parts of the globe. Yet his history, background, and the scope
of his accomplishments go unnoticed.
His Holinesss The Dalai Lama: A Message of
Spiritual Wisdom explains
how the religious leader was first chosen in 1937 and provides an overview of
his political and cultural history. It also celebrates the way he brings communities
together through a message of peace and nonviolence.
Included are text
and video excerpts from the Dalai Lama’s address to attendees of the Kurukulla
Center, as well as discussion questions, a glossary of terms, and select
In addition, the
book also features a video introduction by Ann Curry of NBC News, as well as
video of her exclusive interview with the Dalai Lama on Today.
In recognition of
the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Comcast NBCUniversal presents His Dream, Our Stories: The Legacy of the
March on Washington, an interactive book featuring intimate interviews with
more than 25 individuals, many who participated in the March, as well as
community and diversity leaders who were impacted by this historic event.
stories, readers will not only learn about the history of the March, but also
of notable events throughout the years that eventually led to that hot summer
day in August of 1963.
interviews with key figures of the civil rights movement, such as Jesse
Jackson, Andrew Young, Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, Mamie Chalmers, Marc Morial,
and Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles, along with others who attended the March in
person, watched it on TV, or were too young to participate but were affected by
its legacy nonetheless. There is also an introduction by Lester Holt of NBC
His Dream, Our Stories: The Legacy of the March
on Washington is part of
Comcast NBCUniversal’s online and broadcast celebration and will serve as an
effective tool for current and future generations to learn about that fateful
afternoon and how it helped shape the civil rights struggle in America from
that day forward.
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For generations, The Four Mindfulnesses—of guru, bodhimind, divine body
and emptiness—were taught only orally. The First Panchen Lama and Seventh
Dalai Lama provided written texts, on which both of them Gelek Rimpoche has
taught. The result is a rare combination that illuminates topics so central to
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training into strong dialogue with science, psychology, medicine, metaphysics,
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his teachings, numerous articles as well as the national bestseller Good Life,
Good Death (Riverhead Books, 2001) and The Tara Box: Rituals for Protection
and Healing from the Female Buddha (New World Library, 2004). Rimpoche is a
U.S. citizen and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
In 1988, Rimpoche founded Jewel Heart, a Tibetan Buddhist Center with
chapters in the US, Europe and Asia. Jewel Heart offers a multi-layered program
for spiritual development, including weekly webcasts, annual retreats and
special events. The organization also supports senior lamas and the training
of young monks, a children’s school and orphanage, and Buddhist performing
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monasteries in India and Nepal.
Gelek Rimpoche has consistently shown resiliency and flexibility of character
and sound understanding of selflessness. He can be an elegant lama in a
formal setting . . . a wise advisor in another setting . . . a loyal and creative
colleague in the endless work of seeing to the continuing usefulness of the
—Robert A.F. Thurman
Gelek Rimpoche’s mix of astute psychological insight, extraordinary intellect,
and great compassion—plus delightful wit—makes him a wonderful, wise
spiritual friend and guide.
Gelek Rimpoche constantly shows wisdom, gentleness, depth, rascality,
humor, spaciousness, and the spiritual side to everyday life.
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