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Becoming Enlightened | [His Holiness the Dalai Lama]

Becoming Enlightened

Full of personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama's experiences as a life-long student, thinker, political leader, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Becoming Enlightened is a remarkable and empowering work that can be enjoyed by seekers of all faiths, at every stage of spiritual development.
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In Becoming Enlightened, His Holiness the Dalai Lama powerfully explores the foundation of Buddhism, laying out an accessible and practical approach to age-old questions: How can we live free from suffering? How can we achieve lasting happiness and peace?

Drawing from traditional Buddhist meditative practices as well as penetrating examples from today's troubled planet, he presents step-by-step exercises designed to expand our capacity for spiritual growth, along with clear milestones to mark our progress. By following the spiritual practices outlined in Becoming Enlightened, we can learn how to replace troublesome feelings with positive attitudes and embark on a path to achieving an exalted state - within ourselves and within the larger world.

Full of personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama's experiences as a life-long student, thinker, political leader, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Becoming Enlightened is a remarkable and empowering work that can be enjoyed by seekers of all faiths, at every stage of spiritual development.

©2009 Dalai Lama; (P)2009 Simon and Schuster

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    deborah Londonderry, NH, United States 07-30-12
    deborah Londonderry, NH, United States 07-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    This is an amazing book. It think it was well presented and a valuable spiritual tool. It is not for the beginer though. Be aware that it is full of spiritual advise and knowledge but it may be advanced for the beginer. I loved it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    W. straubhaar Reston, VA 04-12-09
    W. straubhaar Reston, VA 04-12-09 Member Since 2008

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    "Not for a beginner"

    I had bought this book based on my desire to learn more about His Holiness. I am not familiar with him nor am I familiar with his teachings. I found this books lesson a bit too advanced (far reaching) for me as I have no foundation or connection with his teachings. For someone who is familiar with the teachings or is engage with this religion, then it may be a good book. Further, the author/reader brings nothing to the book. If the reader intended to be boring and uninspiring, then he succeeds. I struggled to listen partly because of the monotone readings. Again, if this was the readers intent in collaboration with the style of teachings, then he succeeded.
    If you are in tune with the Holiness, its probably a great book. But if this will be your first experience, I suggest another book read by another narrator.

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    goatroper 11-29-10
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    "as good as anything"

    very nice review of the path to enlightenment. should be required material for school

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Portland, OR, USA 12-18-09
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    "Beautiful book, great narration"

    Great guidence and Jeffrey Hopkins is a pleasure to listen to.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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