Emmy Award-winning actor Martin Sheen (The West Wing) lends his distinguished voice to this stirring call to move beyond religion for the guidance to improve human life on individual, community, and global levels, including a guided meditation practice for cultivating key human values.
Ten years ago, in his best-selling Ethics for a New Millennium, His Holiness the Dalai Lama first proposed an approach to ethics based on universal rather than religious principles. Now, in Beyond Religion, the Dalai Lama, at his most compassionate and outspoken, elaborates and deepens his vision for the nonreligious way.
Transcending the mere "religion wars", he outlines a system of secular ethics that gives tolerant respect to religion, but, with the highest level of spiritual and intellectual authority, makes a claim for what the Dalai Lama calls a third way. This is a universal code of ethics that transcends religion boundaries, that recognizes our common humanity and advocates for a global human community based on understanding and mutual respect.
Beyond Religion is an essential statement from the Dalai Lama, a blueprint for all those who yearn for a life fulfilled and a better world.
©2011 His Holiness the Dalai Lama (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"An impressive guide for teaching religious tolerance and respect to readers of all ages." (Kirkus Reviews)
"This wise, humane book, an original work rather than a collection of talks, is an incisive statement of His Holiness’s thinking on ways to bring peace to a suffering world." (Publishers Weekly)
We're all human
There were no characters. Martin should have read normally instead of trying to sound like the Dali Lama
I wouldn't make a film of this book
The ideas in this book are powerful and real. It's too bad there is so much fear and prejudice among people to ever make it a reality.
Yes, as there was so much WISDOM and COMMON SENSE[much lacking in today's majority] that you will perceive newness in understanding everytime you replay.
The simplicity of it.
No I've never listened to any of Martin Sheen's readings before. I had just watched him in THE WAY[a surprisingly good movie] which lead major credibility to his reading this book. From the few times I have heard the Dalai Lama speak I believe he picked up his speech nuances quite well.
Not sure about a film?
It was a wonderful surprise and gift to be offered the oppurtunity to get this for a free download. Otherwise would have had no clue it was around.....
The Dahli Lama makes a powerful case that religion and ethics should be seperated, with ethics taught as a regular school course. Once freed from religion, it can more naturally move to universal principals that most would agree with (respect, freedom, forgiveness, etc). He articulates rather nicely what has been rattling around in my own head for the last few years, although the Dahli Lama still argues for an important role for religion. The narriative is peppered heavily with anecdotes which sometimes miss the mark, but usually are engaging. I have to admit to it taking a long time to get used to Martin Sheen's voice reading these words.
This is the first audio book I listened to and I liked the naration very much.
No characters, just the Dali Lama's story
I felt that he read the book as if the Dali Lama was speaking through him.
It made me think about how I am in relation to the world
I recommend this book.
if you have a Mac it will not work
I am not happy with the help they gave me to download...
If you've got a scientific or medical background, you will find yourself saying
Debunks the myth that ethics must be tied to religion.
Excellent diction: I was able to listen at 1.5x speed and still have clear understanding.
I am not alone in having personal ethics without religious beliefs.
I've been told that Dalai Lama is the evil dictator of Tibet for years in school before I got to know how to circumvent the Chinese government's internet censorship.
This is the first book written by Dalai Lama that I've read. It contains many inspiring thoughts and provoking ideas far exceed a taught atheist's opinion about a religious leader. And the narrator's English is quiet understandable for a non-native English speaker. I think that's also because the book is written in simple and concise English words.
I really learned a lot from the thoughts in this book. Recommended for anyone who cares about their mental development.
The idea that moral and ethics, doing the right thing, is something we all already know. So lets act on it.
Other Dali Lama books.
I like to see, hear, and feel a good idea. Having as history as an autditory learning and enjoying the company of a good story teller, Sheen had a great voice for the message.
It made me think and remind me of what I already know.
Another great message from a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Highly recommend.
No, but his reading is spot-on. Neither dry & robotic nor too over the top.
This is not a book for Buddhists, but for humanity. Suitable & applicable for anyone of any, or even no faith.
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