|The Way to Freedom. Tibetan Buddhism. by His Holiness the Dalai Lama|
A thoughtful and calming overview.
This hardcover book was published about 25 years ago, and I believe it is long out of print, but it's worthwhile to seek out a used copy (or a republished paperback).
""The Way to Freedom" begins with the Dalai Lama's gentle and profoundly eloquent exposition of the Buddha's teachings and instructions presented in easy-to-understand steps. With unprecedented simplicity and beauty, he reveals the essence of Tibetan Buddhism to both novice and advanced students/practitioners. He also offers elegant, straightforward reflections on death, rebirth, karma, the Four Noble Truths and the cultivation of bodhisattva ideals and deeds: generosity, ethics, patience, effort, concentration, and wisdom."