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With characteristic humility, His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins this landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path by saying, "I think an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for the purpose of providing a comprehensive framework of the path may prove helpful in deepening your understanding and practice."

In this book the Dalai Lama delivers a presentation that is both concise and profound, accessible and engaging. As listeners explore Tibetan Buddhism more fully than ever before, they will find in His Holiness a great friend and authority.

©1995, Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama; 1995, 2015 Geshe Thupten Jinpa, English translation (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Dense, heavy

This is a pretty heavy duty book on Tibetan Buddhism. HH the Dalai Lama is seen as popularizer of Buddhist theory and practice, but this book definitely is not for people who are new to the topic. It goes deeply into the details of what may be considered esoteric practices. I think it assumes a lot of background knowledge. Not a casual listen by any means. But if you're serious about deepening your understanding of Tibetan Buddhism, and you already have some context, you might appreciate this.

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Not for me

I am nobody to disagree with Mr. Gyatso, but this book is not for me, each line unfolds in 7 steps, which become 5 which become 4 and the thing never ends. I have been a Buddhist for over 20 years and the best results I obtained were through simple meditation and without complex concepts that, in my opinion, are opposite to the Buddha's teachings.

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interesting introduction

i found it a very interesting introduction and well explained but a bit heavy in places
very well narrated

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this is so wonderful. So many questions answered

I'm so grateful for His Holiness for taking the time to do this.

You will be very glad you listened to it I assure you.

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Excellent, not a beginner book.

Great for those on the path who want more than a book on basics. Well read and extremely helpful

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Wow! so much beauty in so little time

What a joy to listen to. An entire overview in two sittings. Very clear and calm.

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  • Patricia
  • 06-26-20

Profound Teaching

To know the true nature of reality and your mind in the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in the words of the Dalai Lama.

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  • 04-04-22

Needs editing

This would’ve been good had the author stuck to the title of the book and not padded out the book and had dedicated chapters on Buddha and Buddhism is general

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  • LC
  • 08-20-21

Didn’t get much from it

Interesting to hear this overview of Tibetan Buddhism, but I found that I didn’t get much from this book, either in feeling that I have a clear overview of the subject or in terms of coming away with any useful insights, concepts or techniques.
It seemed to be mainly listing the activities that are done, in relevant order, but missing out on what those activities really are, what their purpose is, and how they fit into the bigger picture and what the purpose of that bigger picture is too.
I still have no idea of the purpose or benefits of anything that was covered in this book.