Tibetan Buddhism has progressed from an unknown religious and cultural practice in a remote part of the world that no one could visit to one of personal spiritual growth and a successful model of organizational leadership practiced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world – all within a generation.

INNER PEACE—GLOBAL IMPACT describes underlying principles of Tibetan wisdom traditions relevant for successful leadership in the 21st century as well as Tibetan teachers whose entrepreneurial actions were critical to the development of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. With first-person narratives, personal stories, scholarly research, and commentaries by noted social scientists, this book is written for everyone who wants ideas to revitalize leadership in the West. This is one of few books to show how the Dalai Lama, leader of Tibetan Buddhism, is a role model for leaders.

It is rich with vivid pictures of deep personal experience of Tibetan teachers like Lama Yeshe and Chogyam Trungpa, who helped introduce Tibetan Buddhism to the West.  Judith Simmer-Brown shows how the feminine principal is central to the Tibetan Buddhist understanding of leadership. Long-time Western Tibetan Buddhist practitioners describe how their practice is influenced in fields as diverse as scientific research, social work, art, dance, and university teaching. The Dalai Lama is seen through the eyes of his long-time friend, eminent author Huston Smith, as well as through the experiences of Thupten Jinpa, his 25-year English translator.

Sogyal Rinpoche shares his vision for transforming traditional ways of studying while Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, a 10th generation Tibetan yogi, reflects on the challenges of teaching in a Western culture where perspectives differ so vastly from Tibet. In closing, Bill George, Peter Senge, and Margaret Wheatley share their perspectives on Buddhism, leadership, and the needs of the planet, based on their personal meditation practices and vast experience as leaders and authors. With insights from Tibetan lamas and Western thought leaders, INNER PEACE—GLOBAL IMPACT creates new visions for leadership and the workplace.