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 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.
Not a mainstream reader.
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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