A Simple Path brings together profound, accessible teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the Four Noble Truths with extraordinary images that offer insight into the rich cultural heritage of Tibetan Buddhism. His Holiness provides a concrete and lucid explanation of the foundation of the Buddhist path as it applies to contemporary life in both Eastern and Western world views. The teachings inspire us to embrace a way of compassion and peace in our lives and to find a deeper satisfaction in every day.
Photographer Ian Cumming's images of landscapes and Tibetan people, both the monastic community and lay practitioners, take the reader on a photographic journey into the heart of Buddhist practice. The photographs, which accompany rather than illustrate the text, help to deepen our appreciation of the context in which Tibetan Buddhism developed and to see how it is now practiced by those in Tibet as well as those in exile.
Note: The text in this book has previously appeared in different editions: The Four Noble Truths as well as The Heart of the Buddha's Path (a volume that combines The Four Noble Truths with The Power of Compassion).