Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Mysticism
Mysticism is popularly understood as becoming one with God or the Absolute. Here in this inspirational book are the Dalai Lama’s thoughts on:
The nature and meaning of mysticism
How we can live lives infused with mystical experience
How mysticism can result in both personal and social change
The book consists of four sections that provide an accessible introduction to the Dalai Lama’s core teachings on the mystical path:
Lecture on mysticism by the Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Mysticism is a book for fans of His Holiness and anyone interested in developing a rich and meaningful inner life.
About the Author:
Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, is the exiled spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He is widely recognized as an advocate of world peace and has received many honors, including the Nobel Peace Prize.
Since the time of the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century, his personage has always been a symbol of unification of the state of Tibet, where he has represented Buddhist values and traditions. The Dalai Lama was an important figure of the Geluk tradition, which was politically and numerically dominant in Central Tibet, but his religious authority went beyond sectarian boundaries. While he had no formal or institutional role in any of the religious traditions, which were headed by their own high lamas, he was a unifying symbol of the Tibetan state, representing Buddhist values and traditions above any specific school. The traditional function of the Dalai Lama as an ecumenical figure, holding together disparate religious and regional groups, has been taken up by the present fourteenth Dalai Lama. He has worked to overcome sectarian and other divisions in the exiled community and has become a symbol of Tibetan nationhood for Tibetans both in Tibet and in exile.