His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be teaching in California on October 12, 2010. The Gyuto Vajrayana Center is honored to host His Holiness the Dalai Lama for a teaching at the San Jose Convention Center on October 12, 2010.

Suggested readings, in preparation for His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama’s Teaching on the Eight Verses on Mind Training

– Tenzin Gyatso, the XIVth Dalai Lama. An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life, edited by Nicholas Vreeland. New York: Little Brown and Company, 2001. This book records the Dalai Lama’s teaching on the Eight Verses in New York’s Central Park on August 15, 1999.

– Transforming the Mind: Teachings on Generating Compassion, trans. by Geshe Thupten Jinpa. London: Thorsons, 2003. This book records the Dalai Lama’s May 1999 teaching on the Eight Verses in London.

– Toward a True Kinship of Faiths: How the World’s Religions Can Come Together. New York: Doubleday, 2010. The Dalai Lama writes about his own history of interfaith encounters and deep commitment to inter-religious understanding.

– Gyeltsen, Tsultim. Keys to Great Enlightenment: Commentaries on Geshe Langri Tangpa’s Eight Verses on Thought Training and Togmey Zangpo’s The Thirty Seven Bodhisattva Practices. Thubten Dhargye Ling Publications, 2006. This book offers a verse-by-verse commentary by Geshe Gyeltsen on two key Tibetan Buddhist texts.

– Iyer, Pico. The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. This presents a well-rounded portrait of His Holiness by a brilliant writer who has talked and traveled with him over the course of the past three decades.

– Thurman, Robert. Why the Dalai Lama Matters: His Act of Truth as a Solution for China, Tibet, and the World. Hillsboro, Oregon: Atria Books/Beyond Words, 2008. This book explores why His Holiness has gained the world’s admiration and closes with the author’s vision of a sustainable and peaceful future for Tibet.

More information are available on http://gyutocenter.org/events/dalai-lama-visit.html

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  • Are there any scholarships available to see the Dalai Lama? I was his student maybe 7 years ago in New York City. He spoke in Central Park after the teachings at the Beacon theatre. My life changed forever after being with him. I was in remission from Breast Cancer after Chemotherapy.

    The cancer came back and I said NO to chemo again and was told I would die quickly as the disease progressed to my brain and liver.

    Meditation, good thoughts, good people, and a belief in Miracles has the cancer diminished to such a small size it cant be measured its just an “opacity” instead of two tumors. My Western doctor says I am “highly spiritually evolved” and get above these chronic illnesses I have.

    I learned how to tap into the light from the Dalai Lama. Is this the right place to ask for scholarships? I need two one for my attendant/helper. My Accupuncturist sent me to the Dalai Lama the first time because I was having Buddhist visions, like movies I watched during accupuncture. All with a teaching message about Buddhism. Thanks

  • Frank says:

    Dear Marianne,

    thanks for sharing your inspiring story! Please see http://gyutocenter.org/events/dalai-lama-visit.html to learn about if/how to get scholarships.

    Peace and metta,


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