The Dalai Lama on one of the most important spiritual practices to develop wisdom and compassion. Based on three days of teaching in London, May 1999, this book is an edited version of the Dalai Lamas discourse on The Eight Verses on Generating Compassion. The Verses are one of the most profound and sacred texts in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The title of the book comes from the Tibetan word for the Verses: lojong literally, transforming your mind. The lucid, straightforward commentary on these teachings includes instruction on how to transform difficult situations into opportunities for spiritual growth. The author also offers practical methods as to how to develop positive ways of thinking and compassion.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the exiled spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 1989. He is the author of many books about Buddhism. He lives in Dharamsala, India.