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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (207 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: The Dalai Lama Narrator: Losang Gyatso Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2001 ISBN: 9780743519250
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"Pay attention not only to the cultivation of knowledge but to the cultivation of qualities of the heart, so that at the end of education, not only will you be knowledgeable, but also you will be a warm-hearted and compassionate person."
-- His Holiness the Dalai Lama, from Live in a Better Way

As accessible as it is inspirational, this audiobook to approaching life "in a better way" represents a decade's worth of His Holiness's annual public lectures given in India to audiences from all walks of life. The Dalai Lama's characteristically candid guidance on living fully and responsibly, especially at the onset of a new millennium, focuses on specific themes that range from religious tolerance to compassion and non-violence. With a practical introduction to Buddhism and the Dalai Lama's own spiritual heritage, written by renowned Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, this is the perfect audiobook for seekers at any stage along the path of life. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Good examples of how the Dalai Lama must be supremely accessible in thought and speech…The book’s ultimate message of happiness through compassion is a vital one.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Occasionally a book comes along that you want to take outside, shove into the hand of every passerby, and say, ‘Read this and be enlightened.’ The Dalai Lama’s latest collection of lectures is like that.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Accessible without being overly simplistic. Losang Gyatso exudes the quiet patience that is integral to the teachings presented. He is neither preachy nor overly earnest. His manner is consistent with that of a teacher who is encouraging his students to learn through the words of the Buddha and other teachers and ultimately to find their own way in whatever religion they call their own.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 11/23/2013

    " I read this in 2001, and it helped me to consider how my life impacts others. The readings help to get in touch with your compassionate side and gain perspective on living outside yourself and your worries. I really need to re-read this again very soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 11/6/2013

    " If life stresses you out, read this book and it'll put everything in perspective! You don't have to be religious to get something out of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherie | 8/28/2013

    " More wisdom from the Dalai Lama "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron | 4/15/2013

    " This is my early morning reading meditative reading. Who better than the Dalai Lama XIV to get your spirit engaged and going in a positive direction? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisha | 5/12/2011

    " So many wonderful suggestions on how to reduce my suffering...it's the putting them into practice that's so hard!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 4/19/2011

    " if you dont have the time or patience to meditate, at least read dalai lama.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 1/17/2011

    " A vital, inspirational collection of extremely important and beautiful ideas. A good read even if you're not too interested in Buddhism; the spiritual theses here ought to resonate with all seekers of harmony and truth, regardless of their personal beliefs. Read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mckinley | 2/13/2010

    " Deep teachings with practice suggestions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Jolly | 11/28/2008

    " This was a very in-depth look at Buddhism, being happy, and the Dalai Lama's thoughts on life. It included questions from his seminars and his commentaries on certain topics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Manning | 11/8/2007

    " A thoughtful, happy experience "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 11/25/2006

    " Reading two books at once now...just felt the need to read this again! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christina Jones | 5/28/2004

    " Slightly dry, but very informative. The Dali Lama has such a big heart and it shows!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 2/8/2003

    " It was all right. But Buddism isn't my " cup of tea". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 7/26/2002

    " I read this to learn more about Buddhism and the Dalai Lama. I had many philosophical "aha" moments as I read this collection of lectures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooklyn James | 4/21/2002

    " Great read. Speaks well to removing suffering from life by rethinking attachment and it's variables. Highly recommend to anyone reflective who may enjoy a thinking read. This books pays tribute to a healthy attitude and enlightenment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drinkncoffee | 12/23/2001

    " I found this to be another meaty book on Buddhism. I have to go back and re-read paragraphs in order to fully comprehend and savor the concepts. "

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About the Author

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was born in 1935 to a peasant family in northeastern Tibet and was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of his predecessor. As the world’s foremost Buddhist leader, he travels extensively, speaking eloquently in favor of ecumenical understanding, kindness and compassion, respect for the environment, and world peace. He is the author of over seventy books and has received a number of awards, honorary doctorates, and other accolades for his work.