The Dalai Lama:A Policy of Kindness

The following article is from the Autumn, 1990 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

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A TIBETAN NEW YEAR, 43 min., $50 (1 tape) Documentary of the Tibetan New Year celebrations by the monks of the only Bonpo community outside Tibet.

AVALOKITESHVARA: The Dalai Lama in Europe 1982, 40 min., $50 (1 1 tape)

BIRTH OF A BUDDHA, 18 min.,$44 (1 tape)

THE DALAI LAMA OF TIBET: 25 Years in Exile, 52 min., $50 (1 tape)

DAILY LIFE IN A TIBETAN BONPO MONASTERY, 30 min., $50 (1 tape)

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DEBATE IN THE TIBETAN TRADITION, 1 hr., $50 (1 tape)

HHDL VISITS EUROPE, 1986, 40 min., $50 (1 tape)

KALACHAKRA 1974, 1 hr., $50 (1 tape)

REMEMBER TIBET, 1 hr., $50 (1 tape)

THREE GREAT MONASTERIES, 1 hr., $50 (1 tape) After 30 years of hard work and reconstruction the three pillars of the Gelug study and worship are functioning as important centers for the refugees. We follow them during the New Year festivities, The Great Prayer Festival, and during the daily routine.

THE TIBETAN QUESTION, 12 min., $20 (1 tape)

This program will be of particular interest to Tibet support groups. It was broadcast on TV the day H.H. the Dalai Lama received the Nobel Peace Prize. It examines the present situation in Tibet and presents the Dalai Lama's views on the nonviolent solution. It also has scenes of Tibetans in Lhasa after the Peace Prize was announced, of Chinese police brutality, of deforestation, and contains interviews with Chinese students who are pro-Tibetan independence.

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An Anthology of Writings by and About the Dalai Lama

Compiled and edited by Sidney Piburn

This is a very important collection. . .the writings are well chosen. . . Most highly recommended.Library Journal

Clear, concise, interweaving practical discussion with things of a more ethereal nature, this is an essential (and wonderfully inexpensive) purchase. . . Booklist

. . .a penetrating look at the personal life and philosophy of the Dalai Lama. . .a deeply moving bookLeading Edge Review

This small book is a comprehensive and engaging introduction to this great man. . .This is an excellent anthology.Karuna

Throughout this volume. . . we encounter practical wisdom put into unpretentious words. For anyone interested in the Dalai Lama, Buddhism, or human rights, this little volumea Book-of-the-Month Club selectioncan serve as a refreshing watering hole.Spectrum Review

Here is a simple and nicely prepared anthology. . . gives a full accounting of the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people.Vajradhatu Sun

How I wish this book had been available earlier! I took me months of research to arrive at the same kind of understanding that this slim volume delivers. A Policy of Kindness gives the reader an accurate sense of why the exiled religious and temporal leader of an ancient nation has become a major player in world affairsGalen Rowell

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