This vivid and moving autobiographical portrait is the first work to be dedicated to the Dali Lama's spiritual journey.
Personal in tone, but universal in scope, it presents the arc of his spiritual vision from his boyhood in rural Tibet, through his life as a monk in India, to his exile as one of the world's most visible leaders.
Hi Holiness's unique spiritual formation and the unusual course of his life mean that his opinions on religion and politics are listened to with respect and admiration.
Here he gives views on topics as diverse as the environment, his successor and religious militancy. At the same time, his tought-provoking spiritual insights provide and inspiring example, encouraging us to combine love and compassion in all that we do.
'My dear friend His Holiness the Dali Lama is not simply a holy man. He is recognized throughout the world as one of our few true moral authorities. In his new book, My spiritual Autobiography, he shares lessons learned from a remarkable life, in turn showing us how to live our own lives with compassion, non-violence and love'
(above quote by ~ Fellow Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Desmond Tutu)