Violence and Compassion by Dalai Lama

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For many people throughout the world, no other figure more embodies the heart of Buddhist compassion than His Holiness the Dalai Lama.  As the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism has become better known over the past several years, the Dalai Lama has become more and more of an important spiritual leader for many in the West.  But while His Holiness has spoken extensively about the practice of Tibetan Buddhism, he has never before directly addressed the general questions that confront the world in the way he does in this special series of dialogues.  

French film writer Jean-Claude Carrière's conversations with the Dalai Lama cover the various issues and problems that challenge world civilization today--including women's rights, education, terrorism, the population explosion, environmental dangers, and an increase in both random and organized violence.  The Dalai Lama exhibits his characteristic warmth and clarity of thought throughout each of these discussions, but what is most valuable is his ability to cut through to the essence of each issue and offer insightful guidance.  From these precious talks come profound wisdom and pragmatic challenges for humanity's move into the next millennium.
 

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His Holiness The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of all Tibetan Buddhists. In 1989, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Since the Chinese invasion of Tibet, he has lived in exile in Dharamsala, India. Jean-Claude Carri're has been the screenwriter for more than fifty films, including The Return of Martin Guerre, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and The Mahabharata, and he is also the author of The Secret Language of Film. He lives in Paris, France.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published December 1, 1995 by Doubleday Religion. 248 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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We are urged to find the inner nature of our minds: The view of the world as essentially competitive is false and ``eliminates any descent into the self, any meditation, and any reflection.'' Carriäre offers some useful background information on Buddhism, but he allows his personality and preoccu...

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In 1993, well-known French screenwriter Carriere traveled to Dharamsala, India, the encampment and center of exiled Tibetans, to interview the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of a country occupied by

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In 1993, well-known French screenwriter Carriere traveled to Dharamsala, India, the encampment and center of exiled Tibetans, to interview the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of a country occupied by China since 1950.

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