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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,676 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Dalai Lama Narrator: Jeffrey Hopkin Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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As human beings we possess one common desire: the need for happiness and a meaningful life. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the ability to find true fulfillment lies within each of us. Now the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, Nobel Prize winner, and bestselling author helps readers begin the path to enlightenment in a very special book—an easy-access reference for daily practice as well as stunning illumination of the timeless wisdom of His Holiness.

How to Practice will guide you toward opening your heart, refraining from doing harm, maintaining mental tranquility, and more. Divided into a series of distinct steps that will lead spiritual seekers of all faiths toward enlightenment, this accessible book is a constant and daily companion in the quest to practice morality, meditation, and wisdom. The Dalai Lama shows us how to overcome our everyday obstacles, from feelings of anger and mistrust to jealousy, insecurity, and counterproductive thinking. Imbued with His Holiness’ vivacious spirit and sense of playfulness, How to Practice offers the Dalai Lama’s own sage and very practical insight into the human psyche and what binds us all together.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As a primer on living the good life, few books compete with How to Practice, another profound offering from the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Tibetan Buddhism is considered the esoteric wing of Buddhism; this slice shows some layers of its complexity while whetting the spiritual appetite for more understanding, or what Buddhists would call the intention for enlightenment.”  

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A wonderful primer on the essentials of Tibetan Buddhism is at once a calming and powerful call to action.” 


  • “How to be wise and good and to sustain oneself through meditation.” 

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristin | 2/16/2014

    " I had to read this for my class, but it is a great read and very inspiring for someone who is soul searching. It's a breath of fresh air and a great tool to help calm yourself down in stressful situations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ellie | 2/12/2014

    " I have pages marked and highlights covering my favorite quotes. It's an inspiring book to be a better person. More compassionate, understanding, forgiving. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jan | 2/5/2014

    " I've read quite a few books on the Dalai Lama, this is not the best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Reed | 2/5/2014

    " I truly wanted to love this book. It came so highly recommended but alas it didn't have the positive impact it had on so many others. The metaphysical and mystic aspects were lost on someone who prizes logic so highly. "

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