It is within our body itself … that we find the world and the origin of the world and the end of the world, and, in a parallel fashion, the path that leads to nirvana Sakyamuni Buddhism teaches us that no part of our everyday life can be seen in isolation. Politics, religion, environment or education every aspect of our lives is interconnected through a web of interactions and connections stretching out to infinity. This is the uniqueness of the Buddhist attitude. In The Power of Buddhism, His Holiness the Dalai Lama discusses with writer Jean-Claude Carrière the great problems of our time. Through a dialogue that strives to remain constantly open and away from dogma, they cover topics such as democracy, fundamentalism, women s and human rights, education, terrorism, violence and environment, among others. Despite the challenges of humanity, the Dalai Lama professes his faith in man and his belief that the world is moving towards peace and unity.
Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists. Since the invasion of Tibet by China in 1959, he has been living in exile in Dharamsala, India. In 1989, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts towards the liberation of Tibet through peaceful resolutions. Jean-Claude Carrière is a French writer, actor and 2014 Academy Award honoree. In 2015, he was awarded the Padma Shri for his work in the field of literature and education. Other than novels, he has also written the screenplay for more than forty films, including The Return of Martin Guerre, The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The Mahabharata. He lives in France.