The Path To Tranquility

Abridged Audiobook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: April 2000

Duration: 2 hours 36 minutes


The Dalai Lama, a living symbol of holiness and selfless triumph over tribulation, has shared his philosophy of peace with today's turbulent world. Yet rarely do we hear him speak with such directness as in this collection of quotations drawn from his own writings, teachings, and interviews.

The Path To Tranquility, a fresh and accessible introduction to his inspirational wisdom, offers words of guidance, compassion, and peace that are as down to earth as they are rich in spirit. It covers almost every aspect of human life, secular and religious -- happiness, intimacy, loneliness, suffering, anger, and everyday insecurities -- with endearing informality, warmth, and practicality.


  • Lucy

    This is a nice collection of quotations by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, originally published as one-a-day calendar quotes. It might have been better to read/listen to them one at a time, instead of right through, because in this collection, there is no particular order, or theme. One of the male narrators reads with passion and understanding of the text, as I imagine the Dalai Lama himself would have read it, but the two other narrators simply read. Since there are 3 narrators, the tone and volume change with each track, requiring adjustment. The thoughts and ideas presented, however, are insightful, inspiring and thought-provoking. I definitely recommend this audiobook, but I think it might be nice to also buy the calendar.