[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_color=”%23F7F0DE” width=”620″ line_height=”28″]This July, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will celebrate his 80th birthday. This limited edition keepsake, produced by leading Buddhist magazine the Shambhala Sun, is a one-of-a-kind look into the life of this beloved world figure and his enduring commitment to compassion and peace.
Richly illustrated with rare photographs, this special publication features an exclusive interview with the Dalai Lama, conducted by Shambhala Sun editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod in India in mid-March. Learn more below and watch a clip of the interview.[/text_block]
Bestselling author Dan Goleman (Emotional Intelligence) on “The Vision of the Dalai Lama”
Pico Iyer’s “On the Road: What I’ve Learned in My Travels with the Dalai Lama”
“The Making of a Spiritual Hero”—Stephan Talty, author of Escape from the Land of Snows, on the Dalai Lama’s extraordinary personal journey and what he has meant to the Tibetan people
Preeminent figures in science, Buddhist teachings, interfaith dialogue, moral leadership, and world politics reflect on the many facets of His Holiness. Featuring contributions from Robert Thurman, Dianne Feinstein, Joan Brown Campbell, Richard Davidson, and Thupten Jinpa
Victor Chan, Director of the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education and close friend of His Holiness, recollects “Being at Home with the Dalai Lama”
Since his escape from Tibet in 1959, the Dalai Lama has worked tirelessly on behalf of the Tibetan people in support of their freedom and human rights under the Chinese government. But his teachings and advocacy have reached far beyond Tibet, spreading his messages of non-violence, equality, religious harmony, and environmental stewardship around the globe.
For his ceaseless efforts, the Dalai Lama has received numerous awards including the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, the 2007 Congressional Gold Medal, Honorary Canadian Citizenship. Author or co-author of dozens of books, the Dalai Lama has exemplified Tibetan Buddhist practice and introduced Buddhism and its basic tenets to millions—practitioners and non-practitioners alike.
A life in photos
A lavish, twelve-page visual biography of His Holiness, tracing his origins in rural Tibet, his training as a spiritual leader, his dramatic flight from Lhasa, and his establishment as a world leader and advocate of peace.
[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]In March the Dalai Lama held a personal audience with Shambhala Sun editor-in-chief, Melvin McLeod. Read the full interview in this collector’s edition.[/text_block]