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The Dalai Lama as You've Never Heard Him Before

A few years ago, prominent cultural anthropologist Noriyuki Ueda sat down with the Dalai Lama for a lively two-day conversation. This little book is the result. In it are some surprising truths and commonsense wisdom.

"The attachment that seeks what is good is worthwhile. Seeking enlightenment is a kind of attachment that we
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 1st 2013 by Hampton Roads Publishing
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Cole
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was rather short, but I certainly appreciated the fact that I was able to partake in a deep and passionate conversation between two extraordinarily mindful people. Prior to reading this, I didn't think much about religious institutions in other countries, and what their purpose was. This is a conversation worth looking into, as it informed me on so many levels about Buddhism, and not only spoke to my heart, but also allowed me to take some of the principles talked about and apply them ...more
Sherri Rabinowitz
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I was in college I studied under a professor who was good friends with His Holiness, so when he came to the US, he spoke to our class. Our class was a senior class so it was tiny, "The Peoples Of India," and our professor got some amazing speakers. So we were all excited to meet the Dalai Lama, but we thought of it as part of our class and no one was awe struck, as I heard from people who saw him at UCLA later during that same trip.

The man was a kind, with a beautiful smile, a great sense
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Shirley
Jan 31, 2019 rated it did not like it
I expected more words of wisdom. It was more a philosophical discussion about Buddhism dwindling down and it's comparison with other religions such as Christianity. They lost me when they said they didn't believe in God and that Buddhism was about being self reliant like Buddha....
Scott Haraburda
Oct 06, 2013 rated it liked it
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Another book on Buddhism and its meanings about life. Dalai Lama on What Matters Most: Conversations on Anger, Compassion, and Action is a two-day interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in December 2006 by Dr. Noriyuki Ueda. The author is currently a Professor at the Centre for Liberal Arts and the Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.

The current Dalai Lama, Tenzin
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Shayne
Oct 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The conversation between The Dalai Lama and Ueda took place over two days in India. Though the focus was on the Buddhists of Japan there is lots to glean from the conversation on compassion and humanity.

I received this book as a giveaway
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I enjoyed the parts where he laughs whenever talking about China or North Korea.
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