The short, pithy quotations in this volume have been selected and edited by Matthieu Ricard. The fourteenth Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso), the spiritual leader of Tibet, has lived in exile since 1959. He has traveled the world teaching about wisdom, compassion, and kindness. He has given public addresses to large audiences, written bestselling books, brought together conferences on science and religion, and talked with political leaders and cultural movers and shakers of all stripes. He is very popular and is known for the aura of light and positive healing energy he brings to those in his presence.

Now you can do the next best thing to being in the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama; you can commune with him and meditate on his words for each day of the year. Or you can pick and choose the themed quotations which appeal most to you. Here are a few of the topics:

Living and Growing Old
Living in Poverty and Wealth
War and Politics
Leading a Contemplative Life.