His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Teachings and Advice

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. He is the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet. At the age of two, the child, then named Lhamo Dhondup, was recognized as the reincarnation of the previous 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso.

The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and the patron saint of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are realised beings inspired by a wish to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings, who have vowed to be reborn in the world to help humanity. [www.dalailama.com]

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News & Updates

If you would like to keep up-to-date with His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s news and activities, including his teaching schedule, you can do so by visiting the official website of His Holiness the Dalai Lama or following the official Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube pages.

Video Teachings

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been teaching around the world for many years. Here you can find a small selection of His Holiness’s teachings from the Dalai Lama Archive YouTube Channel. To explore more please visit the YouTube channel of video page of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s website.

Educating the Heart, recorded by Dalai Lama Archive

Working Together for a Peaceful World, recorded by Dalai Lama Archive

Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva and Three Principal Aspects of the Path – Day 1, recorded by Dalai Lama Archive

Messages of Advice

His Holiness the Dalai Lama regularly offers inspiring and thought provoking words of advice which has been kindly collated and made available by His Holiness’s office. Below is a selection of what they offer. Please click here to find the full selection.

Countering Stress and Depression by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Compassion as the Source of Happiness, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Human Rights, Democracy and Freedom, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

A Human Approach to World Peace, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Practical Steps Towards Protection of the Environment, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

How to Be a Buddhist in Today’s World, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Books

His Holiness The Dalai Lama has written an incredible number of books sharing his thoughts and advice on many different topics including education, the good heart and various different levels of buddhist philosophy. Below are a selection of his works, however you will discover many more by searching online.

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by His Holiness The Dalai Lama & Archbishop Desmond Tutu

An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings on the Four Noble Truths, The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation and the Lamp of the Path to Enlightenment by The Dalai Lama

The Universe in a Single Atom: How Science & Spirituality Can Serve Our World by His Holiness The Dalai Lama

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by His Holiness The Dalai Lama

How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life by His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Approaching the Buddhist Path: The Library of Wisdom and Compassion. Volume 1 by The Dalai Lama & Thubten Chödren

The Foundation of Buddhist Practice: The Library of Wisdom and Compassion. Volume 2 by The Dalai Lama & Thubten Chödren

Samsara, Nirvana & Buddha Nature: The Library of Wisdom and Compassion. Volume 3 by the Dalai Lama & Thubten Chödren

Following in the Buddha’s Footsteps: The Library of Wisdom and Compassion. Volume 4 by the Dalai Lama & Thubten Chödren

In Praise of Great Compassion The Library of Wisdom and Compassion. Volume 4 by the Dalai Lama & Thubten Chödren

How to See Yourself As You Really Are: A Practical Guide to Self Knowledge by The Dalai Lama

Healing Emotions: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Psychology, Meditation, and the Mind-Body Connection, by The Dalai Lama

Meditation on the Nature of Mind by The Dalai Lama

Advice on Dying and Living a Better Life by The Dalai Lama

Dzogchen: Heart Essence of the Great Perfection by The Dalai Lama

Stages of Meditation: The Buddhist Classic on Training the Mind by The Dalai Lama

The Complete Foundation: The Systematic Approach to Training the Mind by The Dalai Lama

Refining Gold: Stages in Buddhist Contemplative Practice by The Dalai Lama

Perfecting Wisdom: How Things Appear and How They Truly Are by The Dalai Lama

Perfecting Patience: Buddhist Techniques to Overcome Anger by The Dalai Lama

Where Buddhism Meets Neuroscience: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on the Spiritual and Scientific Views of Our Minds

Our Human Potential: The Unassailable Path of Love, Compassion, and Meditation by The Dalai Lama