My Spiritual Journey is a collection of the Dalai Lama’s writings, speeches, and thoughts as they pertain to his life as a human being, as a Buddhist monk, and as the Dalai Lama. This is not a traditional autobiography or memoir. Instead, some of the chapters (passages? sections?) are quite short—even less than a page—but no less meaningful or inspiring. Rather than looking for some kind of chronological theme, it helps to view this book in those three stages outline...more
First, I, personally, did not feel a great sense of continuity or organization within the book. I learned and enjoyed the...more
This unique book written by the Dalai Lama himself was a fantastic read. Full of adventure, and hardships that were endured throughout the life of his holiness. the Dalai Lama has written other books, but this one was the first time that he had written about his personal life and all of his experiences from the man who has seen it all. This book does not only contain stories and information about his time as the Dalai Lama, but the training it took to get to where he is and how well established...more
I was really looking forward to learning more about the Dalai Lama's spiritual journey. I love his whole Lo-ove is my Religion outlook on life, and I feel like a lot of Christian's can learn a lot from him. Especially after learning that there are so many parallels between the Dalai Lama and the Avatar: The Last Airbender series (one of my favorite cartoon series), I became extremely interested in how he discovered that he is the Dalai Lama and how he became who he is...more
This book is not a spiriutal guide or Buddhist teaching tool. It is a great book th...more
My Spiritual Journey takes place in Tibet. He is first chosen as the Dalai Lama by Buddhist monks who f...more
With regards to the spiritual and philosophical points of view, obviously, the Dalai Lama is a pacifist, but nonetheless, he has great insig...more
The main reason I read this book was to get to know more about the...more
The world knows the public face of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.
We have read about his near escape from Tibet after the Chinese invasion, his nobel Peace Prize, and his friendships with world leaders, Hollywood actors, and scientists around the world. But what are his inner, personal thoughts on his own spiritual life? For the first time and in his own words, the Dalai Lama charts his spiritual journey from his boyhood days in rural Tibet to his years as a monk in the capital city of Dharamsala,
Finally something spiritual has awakened in myself.
Though the discourse becomes repetitive as we move forward, but nonetheless it leaves you on a high note as it usually the case with most of the genuine Spirtual leaders.
Tenzin Gyatso was the fifth of sixteen children born to a farming family. He was proclaimed the...more