He is the grandson of fashion guru Diana Vreeland, is a practicing Tibetan Buddhist monk & presently acts as the Director of The Tibet Center, New York's oldest Tibetan Buddhist Center.
This volume includes:-
‘The Four Noble truths’, one of the most central tenets of Tibetan Buddhism.
The need to balance spiritual and material values.
‘Compassion, the Basis for Human Happiness’
A practical little book, to aid and inspire Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. It includes clear and simple meditation techniques which we can use to transform our attitudes, in order to generate love, compassion, understanding and wisdom. In plain, accessible language, it gives instructions for two meditation practices–lo-jong and tonglen meditation – that release anger and negative emotions and increase our ability to act with kindness.
A follow-up to the bestseller The Dalai Lama’s Book of Wisdom this book should have wide appeal to all those seeking more happiness and peace.
The Dalai Lama's Book of Awakening contains His Holiness thoughts on The Four Noble Truths – the very foundation of Buddhist teaching.
The Four Noble Truths – the truth of suffering, the truth of the origin of suffering, the truth of the cessation of suffering, the truth of the path leading to this cessation – was the first sermon the Buddha gave after he was enlightened. In this little book, His Holiness presents a comprehensive explanation of the subject, helping us to gain a better understanding of the Four Noble Truths.
'Whenever I have been given the opportunity to introduce Buddhism I always make it a point to explain Buddhism in terms of two principles. One is the development of a philosophical viewpoint based on the understanding of the interdependent nature of reality. And the second principle is that of non-violence which is the actual action of a Buddhist practitioner and which derives from that view of the interdependent nature of reality.'
His Holiness the Dalai Lama