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Abacus

Freedom In Exile

The Dalai Lama
Authors:
The Dalai Lama

In 1938 a two year old boy was recognised through a traditional process of discovery as being the reincarnation of all previous Dalai Lamas, the spiritual rulers of Tibet. Taken away from his parents, he was brought up in Lhasa according to a monastic regimen of rigorous austerity and in almost total isolation. Aged seven he was enthroned in the 1000-room Potala palace as the supreme spiritual leader of a nation the size of Western Europe, with population of six million. And at fifteen, he became head of state.With Tibet under threat from the newly Communist Chinese, there followed a traumatic decade during which he became the confidant of both Chairman Mao and Jawaharal Nehru as he tried to maintain autonomy for his people. Then in 1959, he was finally forced into exile - followed by over 100,000 destitute refugees.Here, in his own words, he describes what it was like to grow up revered as a deity among his people, reveals his innermost feelings about his role, and discusses the mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism.

Abacus

Towards The True Kinship Of Faiths

The Dalai Lama
Authors:
The Dalai Lama

No country, no culture, no person today is untouched by what happens in the rest of the world, and globalization presents many challenges. The Dalai Lama understands that the essential task of humanity in the twenty-first century must be to cultivate peaceful coexistence. In this book the Dalai Lama shows how in our globalized world, nations, cultures and individuals can find opportunities to connect through their shared human nature. All faiths turn to compassion as a guiding principle for living a good life. It is the responsibility of all people with an aspiration to spiritual perfection to help develop a deep recognition of the value of other faiths, and it is on that basis alone that we can cultivate genuine respect and cooperation.Towards the True Kinship of Faiths is a hopeful yet realistic look at how humanity can embrace a harmonious future.

Dalai Lama

His Holiness The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and head of the Tibetan government-in-exile. A recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, he travels the world speaking on peace, giving Buddhist teachings and meeting with political leaders, as he works tirelessly for Tibet.

Abacus

The Path To Freedom

The Dalai Lama
Authors:
The Dalai Lama
Piatkus

A Fearless Heart

Thupten Jinpa
Authors:
Thupten Jinpa
Abacus

The Secret Lives Of The Dalai Lama

Alexander Norman
Authors:
Alexander Norman
Portrait

Child Of Tibet

Soname Yangchen, Vicki MacKenzie
Authors:
Soname Yangchen, Vicki MacKenzie

This book tells the remarkable story of Soname's triumph over adversity, told against the backdrop of a turbulent and dangerous Tibet. Soname was born in the harsh Tibetan countryside during the Chinese occupation. When she was just sixteen Soname risked death in a freedom trek across the Himalayas, finally arriving in Dharamsala, home in exile of the Dalai Lama. Even after managing to escape from Tibet, she faced further dangers and heartache in India, being forced by destitution to give her daughter away. Soname later managed to reach England, where she met and married an Englishman and came to live in Brighton. Her hidden talent was discovered when she sang a traditional Tibetan song at a wedding reception, unaware that a member of a famous band was a guest. Concerts followed. Tracing her long-lost daughter has long been Soname's preoccupation, and it is hoped that her daughter will finally join her in England later this year. Hers is a story of immense will, unbelievable courage and, above all, an indomitable soaring free spirit.

Robinson

Living with an Open Heart

Russell Kolts, Thubten Chodron
Authors:
Russell Kolts, Thubten Chodron
Import Aus

Healing Relationships

Lama Choedak Yuthok
Authors:
Lama Choedak Yuthok

Healing Relationships examines the difficulties we face in keeping our relationships vibrant and healthy. It explores the causes of our difficulties, from a Buddhist perspective, and explains how we can eliminate them. Throughout are meditations and practices to help us heal the past, transform our attitudes and forgive ourselves and others. We learn of the benefits of a spiritual union and the path to living without negativity, fatigue or negative mind states. The clear and accessible advice on every page opens the way for us to create a more reliable and satisfying basis for all our relationships.Included are prayers, meditations, and practices to help us remain calm and develop greater mental clarity; to forgive and heal; and to connect in positive ways with others to make our life more meaningful.

Lama Choedak Yuthok

Born in Tibet in 1954, Lama Choedak Yuthok has lived in Australia since 1985 and has a special interest in making traditional Buddhist teachings available in the West. A former monk, he has completed a three and a half year solitary meditation retreat sponsored by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.

Abacus

Ancient Wisdom, Modern World

The Dalai Lama, Alexander Norman
Authors:
The Dalai Lama, Alexander Norman

At a time and in a culture where science and technology have taken over from religious belief, when ethics are understood primarily in terms of aesthetic choice or legality, how are we to formulate moral principles to guide us in our daily lives? Though religion can certainly help in this, the Dalai Lama demonstrates that there are universal principles we can draw on which transcend the dilemma of belief or unbelief. And whilst many have been content to speak of spiritual matters as something mysterious or evanescent, the Dalai Lama explains his approach in terms that are as clear and concise as they are compelling. With wit, gentle good sense and with penetrating insight, the Dalai Lama shows how the truths that have stood the test of generations of practise can provide us with the tools to live happy, fulfilled and meaningful lives. In the process, it becomes apparent that he does not merely espouse the 'feelgood' religiosity some accuse him of. The reader is left admiring not just the wisdom of the author, but the wisdom of the culture he represents.

Robinson

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Managing Your Anger

Russell Kolts
Authors:
Russell Kolts

We can all get angry from time to time but when it gets out of hand it can have a serious impact on many aspects of our lives. As well as having an impact on our physical and mental health and our ability to engage in healthy relationships, it can also potentially have an enormous impact on society. The media is rife with stories of domestic violence, tragic stories of shaken babies, road-rage incidents and bullying.Mounting evidence suggests that all this anger can be harmful to us in a number of different ways. As well as the enormously damaging impact chronic anger can have on our relationships with other people, it is being linked to health problems such as cardiovascular disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and mental illnesses such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This invaluable self-help guide will enable the reader to recognise their personal anger problems, gain an understanding of what lies behind their anger, and use techniques based on Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) to deal with their anger more effectively. CFT was initially developed by Professor Paul Gilbert, author of The Compassionate Mind, to treat those with high levels of self-criticism. It uses the proven, research-based techniques of CBT and other therapies with a special focus on the importance of developing inner compassion, in order to alleviate feelings of shame, develop a more balanced outlook and promote resilience. It incorporates elements of mindfulness and Tibetan Buddhism with recent research on human development and studies of the brain. It is increasingly used to treat a wide range of emotional and psychological problems including depression, overeating, shyness, trauma, anxiety and anger.

Robinson

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Building Self-Confidence

Mary Welford
Authors:
Mary Welford

Many of us have a tendency to measure our self-worth by comparing ourselves to others. But when we fail to reach our own, families, communities or societies 'ideals' this often results in feelings of inadequacy, anxiety and low mood. We may become self-critical, experience shame and a sense of being different from others. Although an improvement in 'self-esteem' is what we may feel we want this is not necessarily what we need. This is because self-esteem is often associated with times when things are going well but can fail us when things do not go to plan. In contrast self-confidence, built from self-compassion, can help us when things are going well and make us more resilient when things are difficult.This book uses the ideas and practices of Compassion Focused Therapy to help build self-confidence. Attention is also paid to difficulties that often come hand in hand with lack of self-confidence such as anxiety, depression, substance use and anger.

Robinson

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Overcoming Anxiety

Dennis Tirch
Authors:
Dennis Tirch

We know what it's like to worry from time to time, but for some of us, our worrying can take over and have a serious impact on our lives. When our anxiety gets out of hand and starts to dominate our lives, affecting how we function and our general sense of wellbeing, it's time to do something about it. This accessible self-help guide provides the reader with a clear understanding of how problem anxiety develops, the kinds of problems it's causing them and sets out ground-breaking Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) techniques to overcome their anxiety . CFT was initially developed by Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, author of the bestselling The Compassionate Mind which set out his ground-breaking approach, to treat those with high levels of shame and self-criticism. It uses the proven, research-based techniques of CBT and other therapies with a special focus on the importance of developing inner compassion, in order to alleviate feelings of shame, develop a more balanced outlook and promote resilience. It incorporates elements of mindfulness and Tibetan Buddhism with recent research on human development and studies of the brain. It is increasingly used to treat a wide range of emotional and psychological problems including depression, overeating, shyness, trauma, anxiety and anger.

Russell Kolts

Dr. Russell Kolts is a clinical psychologist and Professor at Eastern Washington University, USA.He has worked with a wide variety of patients with significant anger issues, including combat veterans, sexual assault survivors, children and adolescents, and the developmentally disabled, in settings such as community mental health centres, rape crisis centres, Veterans hospitals, state hospitals, and schools.At Eastern Washington University, Dr. Kolts teaches courses on topics such as Mindfulness, Behaviour Therapy, Trauma, Abnormal Psychology, and Statistics. He has received virtually every major teaching honour awarded at the university. In addition to teaching at the university, Dr Kolts runs a practice focused upon mindfulness and the purposeful cultivation of compassion in the Buddhist tradition.He has volunteered at a local state prison where he has worked with prisoners in addressing anger using meditation and the cultivation of compassion.

Hachette Audio

A Call To Conscience

Clayborne Carson, Martin Luther King Jr
Authors:
Clayborne Carson, Martin Luther King Jr
C & R Crime

Godfather Of Kathmandu

John Burdett
Authors:
John Burdett

From the author of the bestselling Bangkok Eight, John Burdett, an exotic, intoxicating new novel featuring Sonchai Jitpleecheep, Thai Buddhist detective extraordinaire.Thai police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep is summoned to investigate the most shocking murder of his career. Solving it could mean a promotion but, still reeling from a personal tragedy, Sonchai is more interested in an exiled Tibetan lama living in Kathmandu.But there are obstacles in Sonchai's path to enlightenment. Police Colonel Vikorn and Army General Zinna are at war again for control over Bangkok's network of illegal enterprises - and the Tibetan lama has forty million dollars' worth of heroin for sale.With his life in increasing danger, Sonchai is put to the extreme test in John Burdett's most inventive, darkly comic and wickedly entertaining novel yet.

New Harbinger

What Would Buddha Say?

Barbara Ann Kipfer
Authors:
Barbara Ann Kipfer

Poor communication lies at the heart of most relationship problems. Everyone wants to be heard, to be understood, and to be treated with respect. But in our digital age of texting and social media, it's easy to distance ourselves from the words we put out into the world, and many times, we may not be aware of the negative impact our words can have on people, whether they are our friends, family, or coworkers.This is where the concept of Right Speech comes in. An important part of the Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path, Right Speech is the philosophy that what you say can positively or negatively impact your life, as well as the lives of those around you. Speech to avoid includes divisive speech, abusive speech, lies, and idle gossip. In addition, most of what we say fails to convey what we really mean in our hearts.With this book as your guide, you'll learn thousands of tips to help you speak your truth, say what you really mean in your heart, improve all of your relationships, and choose your words wisely and conscientiously in every situation.

Abacus

The Essence Of Wisdom

The Dalai Lama
Authors:
The Dalai Lama

His Holiness The Dalai Lama's indispensible advice for achieving wisdom, balance and happiness.

Robinson

The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: Central and South Asia

John Keay
Authors:
John Keay