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Opening the Eye of New AwarenessOpening the Eye of New Awareness

by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Narrated by Ken McLeod
Downloadable AudioBook
3 hours

Completed just four years after his escape from Tibet and four years after completing his religious education, the Dalai Lama's classic text on Buddhist philosophy is a thorough but succinct overview of Buddhist doctrines as they have been practiced in Tibet for a thousand years. Among the many topics the Dalai Lama discusses in his work are the need for religious peace, the path to achieving meditative stabilization, reincarnation, and the importance of kindness and compassion. This invaluable handbook provides a compendium of Buddhist doctrine and practice that is both dense and rich - serving at once as a summation of knowledge and as an invitation to further study.


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Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer / Paperback /(reprint) 1997.

Lost Lhasa : Heinrich Harrer's Tibet by Heinrich Harrer (Photographer) / Reprint Edition Hardcover / 1997. A visual sequel to Heinrich Harrer's great travel and adventure classic Seven Years in Tibet. These photographs provide a unique record of life in and around Tibet's capital city of Lhasa as it can never be seen again, when Tibetan society was still innocent of other 20th-century cultures.

Seven Years in Tibet Soundtrack / Audio CD / 1997.

Seven Years in Tibet : Screenplay and Story Behind the Film by Jean-Jacques Annaud, Becky Johnston, David Appleby (Photographer) / Hardcover/1997.
"Acting in the movie was an unforgettable experience for all the Tibetans who were involved. Old and young alike, we came to learn a great deal about Tibet in the 1940s. The older people relived our country's recent past, and some even reenacted their own roles in shaping the very events that engulfed Tibet. For the young, it was a moving discovery of a homeland they had heard about, and a real eye-opener to our country's rich traditions and wonderful culture. Many of them had hardly believed that Tibet was such a place as the movie portrayed, and their curiosity about and enthusiasm for the cause of Tibet's freedom increased manyfold. To all of us, the movie became an eloquent voice for the anguish of Tibet." -- Jetsun Pema, sister of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, who played their mother in the film. (from the book's forward)


Buddhism "getting started" books
General Tibetan Buddhism
The Bodhisattva path
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Surya Das
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Chogyam Trungpa
Stephen Batchelor
Pema Chodron

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By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Arising from Flames : Transforming Anger Through Patience / Audio Cassettes Dalai Lama / Audio Cassette / 1995

Beyond Dogma : Dialogues & Discourses Dalai Lama, et al / Paperback / 1996

A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night : A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (Shambhala Dragon Editions) Dalai Lama, et al / Paperback / 1994. In addition to the Shantideva text, this book includes commentary by HH the Dalai Lama.

Freedom in Exile : The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama Dalai Lama / Paperback / 1991

The Good Heart : A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus - Dalai Lama, et al / Hardcover / 1996. This particular book is an excellent resource for those raised in Christian traditions because it clarifies key similarities and differences between Buddhism (particularly in its Tibetan forms) and Christianity -- an area where I hear plenty of confusion! It's also an inspiring example of the potentials for authentic interfaith dialog.

Opening of the Wisdom Eye Dalai Lama / Paperback / 1986

The Power of Compassion : A Collection of Lectures by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama Dalai Lama, et al / Hardcover / 1995

Tibetan Portrait : The Power of Compassion Dalai Lama, et al / Hardcover / 1996

Tibet : The Sacred Realm : Photographs 1880-1950 His Holiness the Dalai Lama, et al / Paperback / 1997

Essential Teachings : His Holiness the Dalai Lama, et al / Paperback / 1995

Kindness, Clarity, and Insight : The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, His Holiness Tehzin Gyatso, Jeffrey Hopkins, Tenzin Gyatso / Paperback / 1988

The Meaning of Life : From a Buddhist Perspective Tenzin Gyatso, Jeffrey Hopkins (Editor) / Paperback / 1992

Transcendent Wisdom Dalai Lama, et al / Paperback / 1994

 

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