The Seed of Compassion: Lessons from the Life and Teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Hardcover)

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It’s been a long journey since I first discovered John Green, first through the vlogbrothers channel and then by repeatedly watching his Literature crash courses. However, my favorite thing to fall back on was always one YouTube video where he reviewed the movies that his son watched. I loved the trademark sardonic sense of humor that invaded everything he said and his propensity for reading too much -- or just enough -- into the media around him. This book feels like watching that video again, melancholy and sobering at times but also deeply comforting. His sarcasm that I loved so much is still here, as well as the ability to analyze and expound upon every subject he tackles. I didn’t realize that I needed a book like this until the moment the audiobook, narrated by him, reached its end. P.S. His review of Googling Strangers still makes me cry.

— Kvothe H

Description


For the first time ever, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses children directly, sharing lessons of peace and compassion, told through stories of his own childhood.

One of today's most inspiring world leaders was once an ordinary child named Lhamo Thondup. In a small village in Tibet, his mother was his first great teacher of compassion. In everyday moments from his childhood, young readers begin to see that important lessons are all around us, and that they, too, can grow to truly understand them.

With simple, powerful text, the Dalai Lama shares the universalist teachings of treating one another with compassion, which Bao Luu illustrates beautifully in vibrant color. In an increasingly confusing world, The Seed of Compassion offers guidance and encouragement on how we all might bring more kindness to it.

About the Author


His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. He is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and of Tibetan Buddhism. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and the US Congressional Gold Medal in 2007. Born in 1935 to a poor farming family, he was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of his predecessor, the 13th Dalai Lama. He has been a passionate advocate for a secular universal approach to cultivating fundamental human values. The Dalai Lama travels extensively, promoting kindness and compassion, interfaith understanding, respect for the environment, and, above all, world peace.

Bao Luu was born in Vietnam and currently lives in the United States. As an artist, he focuses on color and texture in his unique illustrations. He is honored to be illustrating The Seed of Compassion. Learn more at https://www.behance.net/baoluu.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780525555148
ISBN-10: 0525555145
Publisher: Kokila
Publication Date: March 24th, 2020
Pages: 40
Language: English