by Dalai LamaLibrary Journal – This overview of Tibetan Buddhism is a rare and marvelous opportunity for Engish-language readers to learn more about the special viewpoints of the religion and the approach of spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. The book covers an overview of general Mahayana Buddhism, the importance of an altruistic life for spiritual practice, and the tantric practices of the Vajrayana Buddhism of Tibet. Originally a series of lectures, the three each chapters each end with a set of questions from the audience and the Dalai Lama’s answers. The book also includes a glossary of selected Buddhist terms as well as an excellent bibliography and index. The Dalai Lama has provided a lucid and profound yet eminently readable introduction to this subject. Recommended for any library needing a good introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.-David Bourquin, California State Univ., San Bernardino.