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)
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.
I strongly recommend this audiobook.
The Dalai Lama gives many concrete examples of what is important in life, regardless of religious affiliation as well as for those who don't have any interest in religion.How can we work together for the greater good of humanity?
Excellent! Enthusiastic, motivating.
Yes, but not practical - listened to it over 3 days in a row. Listened to it again the following week - got more out of it. Lots of things to think about.
A must read!
Martin Sheen. His clarity of voice during the reading.
First one. It was great. I would listen to him again.
Worldly respect of all things.
Great investment of time.
yes. allows you to see more.
someone who has a stronger and grounding effect.
An old broad that enjoys books of all types. Would rather read than write reviews though. I know what I like, and won't be bothered by crap.
If my friend enjoyed self help books than yes, if not no. I do wish that the US Congress, (especially the House) would find it in their stocking this year. ;o)
This is a self help book, so the ending was basically a summation of the book. It was fine.
Who doesn't like the President from the West Wing? There were moments I felt he was getting into the rhythm of His Holiness too much so that it felt like a parody. Also with his son Charlie in the news so much, I did wander towards
Never. A documentary of the Dalia Lama I might.
This book didn't grab me, I am not much interested in it. For those of you wanting to learn from the master on how to meditate, go to Section 13, (Chapter 10) and skip the rest of the book.
I did not read the print version
Mr Sheen really pushed his intonation needlessly and separate files for each chapter would make the book readable. I cant pause and restart at the same point, therefore going to a noted chapter would make the reading easier.
an agreement with my feelings that a common feeling of secularism and the practice of it could lead to world peace.
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