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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