Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Opening the Eye of New Awareness

Opening the Eye of New Awareness

Dalai Lama; Read by Ken McLeod

Macmillan Audio


Digital Audio


Macmillan Audio

Macmillan Audio


ISBN: 9781593972592


Apple iTunes

Opening the Eye of New Awareness is a thoroughly but succinct overview of Buddhist doctrines as they have been practiced in Tibet for a thousand years. Among the many topics the Dalai Lama discusses in this work are the need for religious practice, the path to achieving meditative stabilization, reincarnation, and the importance of kindness and compassion. Completed just four years after his escape from Tibet and four years after completing his religious education, it is a work of consummate scholarship.

Originally written for Tibetan laypeople, this was the Dalai Lama's first book on Buddhist philosophy to appear in English. Professor Lopez's brilliant translation and new introduction place these remarkable teachings in their proper historical context. Sensitively interpreted by Ken McLeod, a renowned student and teacher of Buddhism and meditation, Opening the Eye of New Awareness provides a compendium of Buddhist doctrine and practice that is both dense and rich -- serving at once as a summation of knowledge and as an invitation to further study. This is an invaluable handbook for personal use and for academic study of the Buddhist path.

About the author

Dalai Lama; Read by Ken McLeod

Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1989, His Holiness now travels the world speaking for the cause of peace and freedom of Tibet, while living in exile in Dharamasala, India.

Ken McLeod has been studying Buddhism since 1970. In 1985, he became authorized as a teacher and in 1988 developed a new model for working with students that was later used as the basis for Unfettered Mind. His group curriculum was published in 2001, titled Wake Up to Your Life: Discovering the Buddhist Path of Attention. He has narrated several audiobooks by Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama.

Dalai Lama

Ken McLeod

From the Publisher

Macmillan Audio

Latest on Facebook