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  • Published: 13 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781611808643
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $37.00

Kindness, Clarity, and Insight

The Fundamentals of Buddhist Thought and Practice



This beloved classic brings together in one volume all the major themes of the Dalai Lama's teachings such as religious values, the four noble truths, karma, compassion, and meditation.

Drawn from the lectures he gave during his first three visits to North America, the book covers the core subject matter of Tibetan Buddhism, as presented for the first time to an English-speaking audience. The chapters are arranged developmentally from simple to complex topics, which include the luminous nature of the mind, the four noble truths, karma, the common goals of the world's religions, meditation, deities, and selflessness. Central to all these teachings is the necessity of compassion--which the Dalai Lama says is "the essence of religion" and "the most precious thing there is."

  • Published: 13 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781611808643
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $37.00

About the author

The Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the head of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile in Dharamsala, India. He is the author of numerous best-selling Buddhist books. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, honorary Canadian citizenship in 2006, and the United States Congressional Gold Medal in 2007

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