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)
Great book with practical advice on changing the cultural mindset to foster an ethical society based on compassion and lovingkindness. A must for anyone interested education or mental health.
No. I got bored with it and quit listening after about 30 minutes. I really did not to grade/review this book book Audible kept on sending me reminders to do so. My only recommendation is to receive a free preview chapter, listen to it, and, if the mood strikes you, download the remaining book. Had I been able to read the book rather then just listen to it, I might have been more interested.
I would rather have the print version. Martin Sheen's voice was overacted and it was difficult to listen to. When he read chapter titles in his normal voice it was good. The whole book should have been done that way.
I mostly just endured listening to it. I will get a print copy to absorb its wonderful truths.
Vic Mignogna or Morgan Freeman
Charlie Sheen, with his fake, projected voice, was a terrible choice for the Dali Llama's book.
ethics summed-up 101
The careful explanation of views on ethics that draws in the most comprehensive of outlooks. It is not for the weak-willed.
His tone is properly serious, and he evokes the Dalai Lama's own voice.
There are important viewpoints beyond one's usual mind-set.
I have limited experience with audio-books. This particular effort has made me think about obtaining more.
Wise, concise, marvelous
Would compare to the Bible in terms of the powerful values and principles presented in a secular way that could yet be experiences in a religious way if wanted.
Clear voice and excellent performance.
Take religion (any religion) apart from moral values and ethical principles and you could get a stand and teach them in a more approachable way and thus accepted by way more people. Teachings based on experience and founded in love for each other.
Listen to it.
No, This book is Ok, but it is not very good to recommend to a friend.
clear, soft, nice
No, this one is enough.
I highly recommend this book. It is full of wisdom, anecdotes and teachings on how to exist peacefully in an imperfect world. Martin Sheen's voice somehow perfectly fits with the visual image of the Dalai Lama and gives his words both the weight and the wittiness this holy man is known for delivering. Understanding he is a leader who cannot return to his own home due to the Chinese occupation of Tibet gives his call for living with empathy for all, especially your enemies, a sense of spiritual truth. This is not heavy philosophy, but practical advice that can be immediately incorporated into everyday living.
It was refreshing to have a person of the spirituality of the Dali Lama suggest that ethics are not limited to the monotheistic beings of this world.
What I said above.
It made me feel emotionally satisfied.
There needs to be more literature of this type.
water and tea
water and tea
The download overpowered my xp pc. I heard 1 Hour and the the hard drive crashed. As a result I was ushered into a new system. Thanks for the boost DL..............I can hardly wait to see/hear what the next 3 hours present
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