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    • ISBN:9780340794319
    • Publication date:05 Sep 2002

An Open Heart

Practising Compassion in Everyday Life

By The Dalai Lama and Dalai Lama

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The first major book from the Dalai Lama since The Art of Happiness and the first on the central Buddhist theme of compassion

In the Dalai Lama's own words: 'It is my hope that the reader of this small book will take away a basic understanding of Buddhism and some of the key methods by which Buddhist practitioners have cultivated compassion and wisdom in their lives. The methods discussed have been taken from three sacred texts of Buddhism. I would like to stress at the outset, however, that one doesn't have to be a Buddhist to make use of these meditation techniques. Meditation is merely the process whereby we gain control over the mind and guide it in a more virtuous direction. Meditation may also be thought of as a technique by which we diminish the force of old thought habits and develop new ones. Yet the techniques themselves do not lead to enlightenment or a compassionate and open heart. That is up to you, and the effort and motivation you bring to your spiritual practice.'

Biographical Notes

Hodder are extremely honoured to be the publishers for the Dalai Lama, an inspirational teacher and leader, acclaimed for his work throughout the world.
Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people.
He was born on 6 July 1935 in Tasker, a small village in north eastern Tibet. At the age of two, he was recognised as the reincarnation of the thirteenth Dalai Lama. In accordance with the Buddhist tradition, he was brought to Lhasa, and enthroned in 1940.
At the age of fifteen, he was called upon to assume full responsibility as Head of State and Government. His efforts to bring about a peaceful solution to the Sino-Tibetan problem were thwarted, and following the suppression of the Tibetan national uprising on 10 March 1959, His Holiness escaped to India where he was given political asylum.
In exile, he has successfully led his people in the field of education, rehabilitation and preservation of the ancient and unique Tibetan culture. He is recognised as an advocate of world peace and inter-religious understanding and has received many international awards including, most notably, the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
His Holiness has written several books, including the international bestseller The Art of Happiness with Howard C. Cutler, which has sold over 3 million copies worldwide. It is now celebrating its 10th anniversary and Hodder Stoughton will be marking this with a special reissue of the classic guide, due for publication in October.

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