With characteristic humility, His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins this landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path by saying, "I think an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for the purpose of providing a comprehensive framework of the path may prove helpful in deepening your understanding and practice."
In this book, the Dalai Lama presents a comprehensive introduction to Tibetan Buddhism that is both profound and understandable. As readers explore Tibetan Buddhism from its fundamentals to its intricacies, they will find in His Holiness a great friend and authority.
"One of the most concise and authentic texts available." --Religious Studies Review
"A lucid and profound yet eminently readable introduction to this subject." --Library Journal
"Suitable for beginners as well as more advanced practitioners." --Publishers Weekly
About the Author
His Holiness the Dalai Lama (b. 1935) is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. For sixty years, he was the also the political leader of the Tibetan people, first from the Potala Palace in Lhasa and then helping his compatriots adapt to the modern world from his residence in northern India. An advocate for science, ethics, and harmony among people of different faiths, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and travels widely in support of Buddhism, the cause of Tibet, and human happiness.
Edoardo Ballerini is an actor, narrator, director, and film producer. His screen credits include the feature films Dinner Rush and Romeo Must Die, as well as the television series The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, and 24. An acclaimed narrator, he has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration.