From His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama, an impassioned call for “a revolution of compassion” that builds on the message of the #1 international bestseller An Appeal to the World. Acknowledging the many struggles and dangers we face globally, His Holiness the Dalai Lama offers a hopeful way forward in our troubled times. A Call to Revolution is about transformation: reshaping our institutions, our attitudes toward the natural world, and the way we treat one another.
His Holiness centers his argument on the concept of a “Revolution of Compassion.” “Compassion is the basis of everything,” he reminds us. “When I call on you to bring on the Revolution of Compassion, I am calling for the mother of all uprisings to begin. Many remarkable individuals have called for different kinds of revolution. But for me, the Revolution of Compassion is the soul, the bedrock, the original source of inspiration for all others.”
While he addresses the youngest generations—those who are inheriting a world plagued by endemic poverty, dangerous and divisive geopolitics, and environmental neglect—his wisdom speaks to everyone, no matter their age. Infused with loving kindness, A Call to Revolution is an inspiring blueprint for change that can help us heal our painful divides and together move forward to create a healthier world and a better future.