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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (160 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Dalai Lama Narrator: Robert Thurman, Laurie Anderson, B. D. Wong Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 1999 ISBN: 9780743519939
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The Dalai Lama, a living symbol of holiness and selfless triumph over tribulation, has shared his philosophy of peace with today's turbulent world. Yet rarely do we hear him speak with such directness as in this collection of quotations drawn from his own writings, teachings, and interviews.
The Path to Tranquilty, a fresh and accessible introduction to his inspirational wisdom, offers words of quidance, compassion, and peace that are as down to earth as they are rich in spirit. It covers almost every aspect of human life, secular and religius -- happiness, intimacy, loneliness, suffering, anger and everyday insecurities -- with endearing informality, warmth, and practicality. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The Dalai Lama’s words are not distant platitudes or profound proclamations but rather small insights and patient exhortations to keep trying.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Laurie Anderson has a clear and inviting voice, tempered with hypnotic reverence.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/8/2012

    " I read this almost every day. I'm ashmaed to say it sits in the bathroom, but it does. ;) It's one of those books that you can use to help center yourself and get through almost anything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keri | 11/30/2011

    " Each day of the year has a message of wisdom that helps achieve the path to tranquility. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 7/15/2011

    " I had such a hard time with this book. I read a meditation every morning and liked this to begin with, but later found it too confusing to try to really apply. I found myself putting it down and reading another morning meditation book within a month or so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casta | 2/4/2011

    " I followed the directions, and read this book over the course of a whole year. It was absolutely worth it. Both meditational and useful as a devotional, I enjoyed this book very much. I could start each day with a thought to think about as I woke up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brianna Soloski | 12/27/2010

    " Daily meditations. I am enjoying this book quite a bit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Roberts | 11/23/2010

    " Nice compilation, although some of the short selections are not provided with a broader context and can be cryptic to a non-Buddhist. Full of wisdom and kindness, though... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry (sethurner) | 10/13/2010

    " I'm not a Buddhist, but I found these daily kernels of wisdom a good way to start each day, particularly when things were not going so well for me at home or at work. There is one meditation for each day of the year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth Olson | 8/17/2010

    " Very short readings for every day of the year, with spiritual wisdom for moving through loss, grief, disappointment, and other challenges of life, all in the warm and understanding voice of the Dalai Lama. "

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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.

About the Narrators

Robert A. F. Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University, president of the Tibet House US, and president of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies. He is a talented and riveting speaker on the Buddha’s teachings, voted by Time magazine as one of its twenty-five most influential Americans in 1997 calling him a “larger than life scholar-activist destined to convey the Dharma, the precious teachings of Siddhartha, from Asia to America.” He has authored many books on Tibet, Buddhism, art, politics, and culture, including Circling the Sacred Mountain, Essential Tibetan Buddhism, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, and, most recently, Why the Dalai Lama Matters.

B.D. Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in M. Butterfly. He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance. He starred in the television series All-American Girl, and has made guest appearances on Sesame Street and The X-Files.