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The wisdom of compassion : stories of remarkable encounters and timeless insights

Author: Victor Chan
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A discussion of how the Dalai Lama draws on his personal compassion to connect with others shares insight into his human frustrations and joyful approach to the world, and describes his peace-promoting encounters with people ranging from a sick child to world leaders.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV; Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Chan
ISBN: 9781594487385 1594487383
OCLC Number: 801926758
Description: xiv, 255 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Overcoming adversity. The red chair ; Now here, three fingers ; A matter of karma ; The wrong end of the binoculars ; Ex-prisoners, terrorists, and a murderer ; To kill a stranger ; A passing cloud ; A gift for the Dalai Lama --
2. Educating the heart. Lucy and Ting ; God is not a Christian ; A fireside chat ; Ninety percent projection ; The incredible stillness of a penalty shoot-out ; The magic trick ; A gentleman from Bangladesh ; A teach in Soweto --
3. Compassion in action. Monks in the machine ; A boy from Doon ; A beautiful Dalai Lama ; The yellow holy whip ; The little beggar girl ; Only one rock star.
Responsibility: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Victor Chan.

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A discussion of how the Dalai Lama draws on his personal compassion to connect with others shares insight into his human frustrations and joyful approach to the world, and describes his peace-promoting encounters with people ranging from a sick child to world leaders.

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