Based on encounters in Germany and also other countries, Claudia Rinke documents for the first time the Dalai Lama’s message to children and teenagers. Int the beginning of her book “Tomorrow’s better world – the message of the Dalai Lama for the Global Generation” she offers a brief biographical sketch of the Dalai Lama, who spent his childhood venerated as a god-king in the Potala Palace in Lhasa. Rinke goes on to explain the fundamental principles of Buddhism and the Dalai Lama’s own interpretations of the religion and the way to religious harmony. The book contains his unique and far-sighted message to the global generation and his answers to more than fifty of their questions. The book was first published in Germany and therefore partly reflects the situation in Germany and other European countries. Since the Dalai Lama regularly addresses youth in many other parts of the world the text could be adapted by the author to the context in other countries or regions.
It was named as one of the best international books for children and young adults in 2015 by Stiftung Buchkunst and was nominated for the prestigious Gustav Heinemann Award in 2015. The book is currently being translated into several languages including Chinese.
“Tomorrows better world – the Dalai Lama’s message for the global generation” came out in South Korea at the beginning of 2016.
The book with the french title “Demain un monde meilleur – Dialogue avec le Dalai Lama” is published in France by Edition Salvator. The book launch will be in September 2016.