The Dalai Lama: Leadership and the Power of Compassion

by Ginger Chih • Foreword by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama


A moving story of an influential global voice and a potent example of what leadership informed by
compassion & selflessness could become in the 21st century.

Order and support the Tibet Fund

Framed with the eye of a photographer, The Dalai Lama: Leadership and the Power of Compassion crafts an intricate tapestry of the Tibetan diaspora, finely woven through accounts from the Dalai Lama’s storied life, the everyday lives of the Tibetan people, and the insights of a leadership coach who has applied the principles of Buddhism in her professional life.

Along the way, evocative and moving photographs of the author’s decade long journey provide deeper context into the Dalai Lama’s organic evolution into a dynamic global leader who has modernized Tibetan culture and shaped a potential humanitarian catastrophe into a thriving, if exiled, community. The Dalai Lama emerges as an influential global voice and a potent example of what leadership informed by compassion and selflessness could become in the 21st century.

The Dalai Lama’s passionate appeal for a spiritual and ethical revolution, which calls for a total reorientation away from our habitual preoccupation with the self, and toward the wider community, has new urgency. Nothing illustrates this concept of global interconnection more than the rapid spread of the global corona virus pandemic, which spared no one and affected every one of us. Because COVID has played out at a global scale, we can see how important a strong, effective, compassionate leader is. The Dalai Lama provides this selfless, compassionate role model.

GINGER CHIH has been documenting her worldwide life and travels in words and images for over four decades. At the age of three, her family fled China, settling in Japan, then the United States. Ginger holds an MBA from New York University and a PhD from Cambridge University and worked as a management consultant. As a Buddhist, she found that integrating the teachings of the Dalai Lama into leadership consulting resulted in more harmonious workplace relationships.
The Dalai Lama: Leadership and the Power of Compassion by Ginger Chih
November 2022 | Interlink Books, USA, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc.
Biography & Autobiography • 9.75” x 7.75” • 224 pages • ISBN 978-1-62371-814-5 • HB • $35.00


The Institution of The Dalai Lama

The Tibet Fund published a booklet titled “The Institution of The Dalai Lama,” offering a historical overview of the Dalai Lama lineage and its evolution and emergence as a force that has united and provided leadership to the Tibetan people for centuries. On the future of the Dalai Lama institution, the booklet notes that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is loved and respected all over the world as a champion of peace and compassion, and it is on this global stage of moral leadership that the modern institution of the Dalai Lamas will continue to provide a spiritual compass for those of faith around the world.

Download English Version    Download Tibetan Version

TibetWrites Titles Supported by The Tibet Fund

The Tibet Fund is committed to empowering Tibetan-led community organizations to make positive change and sustain Tibetan culture. One of these organizations is TibetWrites, a Dharamshala-based collective dedicated to promoting Tibetan writers and publishing their books.

To date, Tibet Writes has published almost 10,000 copies of 10 titles written by Tibetan authors including original and translated fiction, non-fiction, and poetry in Tibetan and English with support from The Tibet Fund.

For more details please contact TibetWrites at [email protected]