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A rare insight into the Dalai Lama's daily life and his efforts to translate compassion into action around the world.
Victor Chan has travelled the world with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, witnessing innumerable intimate moments and remarkable revelations with the spiritual leader.
The Wisdom of Compassion is a private look at how the Dalai Lama turns his personal compassion into concrete expression as he interacts with everyone from old friends and fellow Nobel Prize winners to schoolchildren and survivors of violence. This is the Dalai Lama at his most human, and most human - a portrait of both a man who is sometimes frustrated and tired like the rest of us, and a spiritual leader who provides inspiration for thousands across the globe. From small interactions with a sick child to a lofty philosophical discussion with a preeminent group of global thinkers, the Dalai Lama approaches the world with delight, hope, and compassion.
The Wisdom of Compassion gives an intimate view of His Holiness and the tools and insights that he utilizes to achieve more compassion, understanding, and peace. No one is too anonymous, lowly, or unimportant for his notice. No one is too untouchable, rich, or famous to feel humbled in his presence. Everyone can be touched, taught, and moved by these conversations with the Dalai Lama.
About the Author
Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. His tireless efforts on behalf of human rights and world peace have brought him international recognition. He is the recipient of the Wallenberg Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, and a Nobel Peace Prize.
Victor Chan is a trustee and founding director of the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. Chan has known the Dalai Lama for more than thirty years and coauthored with him The Wisdom of Forgiveness. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.