Beyond Religion
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Beyond Religion
Ethics for a Whole World
Written by Dalai LamaDalai Lama Author Alert
Contribution by Alexander NormanAlexander Norman Author Alert
Category: Religion - Spirituality
Format: eBook
Publisher: Signal
ISBN: 978-0-7710-4605-6 (0-7710-4605-7)

Pub Date: December 6, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Beyond Religion
Written by Dalai Lama, Contribution by Alexander Norman

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780771046056
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A bracing and essential modern-day polemic from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Beyond Religion is a blueprint for all those who yearn for a life of spiritual fulfillment as they work for a better world. This is HHDL's new model for mutual respect and understanding - rooted in our shared humanity - between religious believers and non-believers.

Ten years ago, in his bestselling Ethics for a New Millennium, His Holiness the Dalai Lama first proposed an approach to ethics based on universal rather than religious principles. Now, in Beyond Religion, the Dalai Lama, at his most compassionate and outspoken, elaborates and deepens his vision for the nonreligious way. Transcending the mere "religion wars," he outlines a system of secular ethics that gives tolerant respect to religion - those that ground ethics in a belief in God and an afterlife, and those that understand good actions as leading to better states of existence in future lives. And yet, with the highest level of spiritual and intellectual authority, the Dalai Lama makes a claim for what he calls "a third way."

This is a system of secular ethics that transcends religion.

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Praise for Beyond Religion

"This wise, humane book, an original work rather than a collection of talks, is an incisive statement of His Holiness’s thinking on ways to bring peace to a suffering world."
—Publishers Weekly
"An impressive guide for teaching religious tolerance and respect to readers of all ages."
—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

"His Holiness the Dalai Lama ... shares lessons learned from a remarkable life, in turn showing us how to live our own lives with compassion, non-violence and love." 
— Fellow Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu
"[The Dalai Lama writes] with candor, great charm, and good humor . . ." 

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TENZIN GYATSO, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. His tireless efforts on behalf of human rights and world peace have brought him international recognition. He is the recipient of the Wallenberg Award (conferred by the U.S. Congressional Human Rights Foundation), the Albert Schweitzer Award, the Congressional Gold Medal, and the Nobel Peace Prize.

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