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Kindness, Clarity and Insight – The fourteenth Dalai Lama, His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso
This was an interesting read, as it was not about the Dalai Lama at all, instead painting a picture of what it takes to live happily and build a culture of peace. I recommend this book, because of it’s short length (230 pages) and the insight that it offers into the Dalai Lama’s perspective. If you are impersonating him, it’s invaluable. 8/10.
The Path to Freedom – His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
Great book, as it is a collection of two of his works. Part one focuses on his childhood, and later exile, and part two focuses on his hopes for the future. Part one was my main area of focus, but part two was very inspirational. Quite a bit longer than his previous book, at 500 pages, but definitely worth the read. 8/10.
The 14th Dalai Lama, A Manga Biography – Tetsu Saiwai
This book was fabulous. It was the first thing I read, and it took me about ten minutes to read. It condensed all the important dates, facts, and people into this tiny book that was very entertaining. Perfect introduction book. 150 pages, all illustrated. 9/10.
Vancouver Dialogues, Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education
The Talks can be found here
Fun, short read, and very inspiring, but not useful for this project. This book is the Dalai Lama speaking to topics such as world peace, seeking compassion, etc. This book talks little about the Dalai Lama himself, and what he has done, and far more about where we can go for the future. 6/10.
The Story of Tibet, Conversations with the Dalai Lama – Thomas Laird
This book caps out and 450 pages. It is a series of interview from the Dalai Lama to Thomas Laird about the culture, spirituality, and traditions of Tibet. This is not the book that will help you with this project. After reading it, I had a more thorough understanding of Tibet. Which is great. That is not what I was looking for. 4/10.
The Official Dalai Lama Website
I used this website a lot. The biography is not very extensive, but it has loads of great pictures. Of his exile, meeting world leaders, giving talks to schools all over the world… the pictures on this website are incredibly numerous. 9/10.