The Wisdom of Compassion

Stories of Remarkable Encounters and Timeless Insights
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Original Publish Date: Dec 27, 2012
Product Number: EB00398158
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101602065
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Description

This is the Dalai Lama at his most human, and most humane, offering rare insight and behind-the-scenes stories about his interactions with remarkable people from all walks of life. Don't miss the Dalai Lama's classic book, The Art of Happiness, or his newest, The Book of Joy, named one of Oprah's Favorite Things. The Wisdom of Compassion shows how His Holiness the Dalai Lama approaches the world with playfulness, optimism, and a profound empathy for the suffering of others. Through his own conduct, he shows us the tangible benefits of practicing kindness, forgiveness and compassion. And he demonstrates that opening our hearts and minds to others is the surest path to true happiness. The Wisdom of Compassion is an intensely personal portrait of the Dalai Lama. It recounts the story of his friendship with a blind Irishman, how they first met and how in later meetings the Dalai Lama comes to call him his one and only hero. It explores the Dalai Lama's collaboration with a neuroscientist and how it results in significant discoveries about the human brain. It also brings to life poignant accounts of his uncommon encounters with a little beggar girl, a disabled boy in a critical care ward, a man who trains grandmothers to become solar engineers, and many others. The Dalai Lama's wisdom principles revolve around the practical application of compassion. Enhanced by his seven decades of practice and elucidated through captivating anecdotes of his own experiences, they will help readers lead more fulfilling lives. As the Dalai Lama has written many years ago: if you want others to be happy, practice compassion; if you want yourself to be happy, practice compassion.

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CD
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Narrator(s): Rich Orlow
Genre: Religion
Product Number C02666
Released: Dec 19, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470361563
eAudio
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Narrator(s): Rich Orlow
Product Number Z100090806
Released: Feb 28, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781101979563

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