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)
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.
Putting books on the back burner.
If we follow Dalai Lama's ways, we will have peace on Earth and all kind to all man, but we don't. I'm not a fan of Dalai Lama and some of his beliefs are too extreme even for an utopia world, but he has a good point of the nature of being human and have compassion for others.
There are some people will go out of their way to hold a door for someone, and others that won't lift a finger to help.
If it was up to the Dalai Lama, everyone would be doormen.
The book was good, but there was a lot of personal rhetoric, which is given and acceptable because it is the Dalai Lama.
I have listened to this book about 5 times since I downloaded 2 months ago. And I will listen to it again.
The title speaks to what is best about this story.
Martin Sheen's narration of the Dalai Lama was interesting. But it appears that he did this book justice.
Ah, yes. If I coulda, I woulda listened in one sitting.
He boldly challenges the traditional notion that forces us to equate goodness to being part of a religion. It's a concept many would argue but, for me, his thoughts and theories are rather enlighting and affirming.
I wanted to listen, but the sound was too faint. couldn't figure out how to increase the volume.
Not his fault
If I could hear it.
If there is a way to increase the volume on my Kindle, please tell me about it!!!
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