Dalai Lama at Harvard: Lectures on the Buddhist Path to Peace

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Overview

His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave a series of lectures at Harvard University which fulfilled magnificently his intention of providing an in-depth introduction to Buddhist theory and practice. He structured the presentation according to the teachings of the Four Noble Truths and expanded their meaning to cover most of the topics of Tibetan Buddhism. The Dalai Lama's combination of superb intellect, power of exposition, and practical implementation are evident in these lectures. He covers a broad spectrum of topics, including:

   •  The psychology of cyclic existence
   • Consciousness and karma
   • Cessation and Buddha Nature
   • Paths and the utilization of bliss
   • Techniques for meditation
   • Altruism
   • Valuing enemies
   • Wisdom
   • And much more

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Snow Lion Pubns. Feb. 1989. c.280p. ed. & tr. by Jeffrey Hopkins. bibliog. ISBN 0-937938-70-X. $22.95; pap. ISBN 0-937938-71-8. $12.95. rel ~ During his 1981 visit to the United States, the Dalai Lama gave a five-day series of lectures at Harvard under the auspices of the American Institute for Buddhist Studies and the Center for the Study of World Religions. These lectures are by no means a beginner's guide to Buddhism but require some prior exposure to the concepts, particularly of Vajrayana. They reveal the Dalai Lama's incredible grasp of the highly analytical approach of the Tibetan school as well as his knowledge of, and sympathy for, all other schools of Buddhism. The notes and bibliography are almost entirely from Tibetan language sources. A work mainly for collections with a strong interest in Buddhism and/or Tibet.-- Donald J. Pearce, Univ. of Minnesota Lib., Duluth
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780937938713
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/1988
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 255
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is considered the foremost Buddhist leader of our time. The exiled spiritual head of the Tibetan people, he is a Nobel Peace Laureate, a Congressional Gold Medal recipient, and a remarkable teacher and scholar who has authored over one hundred books.
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