The Dalai Lama At Harvard : Lectures On The Buddhist Path To Peace
Author : H.H. the Dalai Lama
Binding : Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Language : English
Pages : 256
Publisher : Snow Lion Publications
Year of Publication : 1988
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, compassionate 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"; and "Wisdom".
Tenzin Gyatso was born in Amdo, Tibet in 1935 and was recognized as the fourteenth incarnation in the line of Dalai Lamas. Today he is known the world over as a great spiritual teacher, a tireless worker for peace, and a man with a gift for conveying great truths in a manner accessible to all. Since the Chinese takeover of Tibet in 1959, he has headed the Tibetan government-in-exile from Dharamsala, India.
Jeffrey Hopkins is Associate Professor of Northern Buddhist Studies and Director of the Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Virginia. Professor Hopkins is a well-known author and translator of over a dozen books on Tibetan Buddhism.