Monday, August 27, 2012

Incorporate the Dalai Lama in your course

Study and become an expert in something, because education can bring compassion, peace and harmony. That will bring self-confidence and stability. When you have all that, then you can influence others as an example. That’s the way to create more peaceful communities.
 --Bstan-╩╝dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV

The Jessup Library contains a variety of items for faculty members who would like to incorporate information about the Dalai Lama (in preparation for his visit) into their courses. Some suggestions include:

An overview of pertinent resources—including essays, news articles, video, audio and images – is available in Gale’s Opposing Viewpoints in Context.

Works by the Dalai Lama
The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living
The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World [electronic resource]
Ethics for the New Millennium
Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama
My Spiritual Journey : Teachings, Statements, and Talks
The World of Tibetan Buddhism : An Overview of its Philosophy and Practice

Interviews, Videos, etc.
The Open Road : The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama by Pico Iyer
The New Physics and Cosmology: Dialogues with the Dalai Lama [e-book]
Peace One Day: A Film by Jeremy Gilley [electronic resource]
10 Questions for the Dalai Lama [electronic resource]
The Wisdom of Forgiveness: Intimate Conversations and Journeys [e-book]

Related Topics
Tibetan Diary: From Birth to Death and Beyond in a Himalayan Valley of Nepal [electronic resource] by Geoff Childes
Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibet by Frances Mary Garrett
Making Waves and Riding the Currents: Activism and the Practice of Wisdom by Charles Halpern
Female Buddhas : Women of Enlightenment in Tibetan Mystical Art by Glenn Mullin et al.
[Padmasambhava] The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Monk Dancers of Tibet by Matthieu Ricard
The Dragon in the Land of Snows : A History of Modern Tibet Since 1947 by Tsering Shakya
Mipam : The First Tibetan Novel by Albert Arthur Yongden

And now for something completely different:
A YouTube video in which a Japanese artist discusses his group’s creation of graphic novels (manga) that feature such “superheroes” as Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYmE3R-GnEY