His Holiness the Dalai Lama

      Photography by Don Farber

The photographs in the book span thirty years - from the Dalai Lama’s first visit to the United States in 1979 to 2009.  Published by teNeues, the book is 14 inches high by 10 1/2 inches wide, 96 pages, 73 photographs, and is hardcover. The forewords, written by the Dalai Lama and by Thupten Jinpa, his chief English interpreter, are in seven languages on consecutive pages - English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese.   

See the layout and some of the photographs in the book (below).

“Don Farber has given us a great gift, using his consummate artistry to open a window upon the intimate presence of His Holiness at home, out in the world helping people, contemplating the ocean of life with his unaverted gaze of love and compassion. It is thus a distinct privilege and pleasure to spend time with Don's book, feeling so close to "The Presence" of the Dalai Lama in a leisurely and peaceful fashion. With deepest thanks to Don Farber, I enthusiastically recommend the uplifting experience of this book to one and all.”  

~ Robert A. F. Thurman

“Beautiful book.”

~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“Don’s photography inspires a quality of clarity and peace that often might elude us in our day-to-day lives. His photos of the His Holiness the Dalai Lama bring me right back to the sense I get in the Dalai Lama’s presence – a door swinging open on the possibility of boundless compassion, spacious perspective, and connection to all of life. Don’s extraor-dinary gift, and his close relationship to the Dalai Lama, makes these photographs outstanding.” ~ Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness