Buddhism by Dalai Lama
One Teacher, Many Traditions

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Explore the common ground underlying the diverse expressions of the Buddha's teachings with two of Tibetan Buddhism's bestselling authors.

Buddhism is practiced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, from Tibetan caves to Tokyo temples to redwood retreats. To an outside viewer, it might be hard to see what they all have in common. In Buddhism, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and American Buddhist nun Thubten Chodron map out with clarity the convergences and the divergences between the two major strains of Buddhism--the Mahayana traditions of Central and East Asia and the Theravada traditions of South and Southeast Asia. Especially deep consideration is given to the foundational Indian traditions and their respective treatment of such central tenets as the four noble truths the practice of meditation the meaning of nirvana enlightenment. The authors seek harmony and greater understanding among Buddhist traditions worldwide, illuminating the rich benefits of respectful dialogue and the many ways that Buddhists of all stripes share a common heritage and common goals.

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His Holiness The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of Tibet and head of their government-in-exile. Since 1959, His Holiness has received over eighty-four awards and honorary doctorates, including the Nobel Peace Prize and the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his message of peace, nonviolence, interreligious understanding, and compassion.
Published November 18, 2014 by Wisdom Publications. 352 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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"The jewel in the lotus" is a metaphorical image evoked in certain Buddhist chants, but the phrase turns into a comic but faintly discordant pun in the title of Rodger Kamenetz's book, "The Jew in the Lotus," a bit of wordplay intended to conjure up a dramatic but sometimes disturbing encounter b...

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In this excellent primer on the essentials of Buddhism, His Holiness the Dalai Lama teams up with American-born Buddhist nun Thubten Chodron, founder and abbess of Stravasti Abbey, a monastery in Eastern Washington State.

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