The Wisdom of Compassion

The Wisdom of Compassion

Stories of Remarkable Encounters and Timeless Insights

Book - 2012
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A discussion of how the Dalai Lama draws on his personal compassion to connect with others shares insight into his human frustrations and joyful approach to the world, and describes his peace-promoting encounters with people ranging from a sick child to world leaders.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9781594487385
Branch Call Number: 294.3923 BST
Characteristics: xiv, 255 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Chan, Victor


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acardona305 Nov 14, 2017

The book does a good job of familiarizing the reader with the Dalai Lama on a more personal level. One of the highlights of the book comes in the form of the various stories Victor Chan relates about the Dalai Lama's public appearances. The stories show the reader just how inspiring a person can be when their primary interest is the well being of others. I feel the book does not truly showcase practical approaches to incorporating compassion into their own life, but then again the Dalai Lama rarely offers concrete advice. A must read if you are interested in getting to know the Dalai Lama better.

Apr 22, 2016

Fun to read about the Dalai Lama's encounters with others, both formally and informally. Well-told stories and quite inspirational. I admire the Dalai Lama's pragmatic approach to helping solve problems--he's a realist.

Apr 20, 2015

Wonderful writing, with very personal encounters with the Dalai Lama, a person who has come to embody compassion. I enjoyed hearing the stories he told to groups of children, where he seems to really come alive. I'm looking forward to reading the earlier work, The Wisdom of Forgiveness.


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