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Dalai Lama : man, monk, mystic

Author: Mayank Chhaya
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Drawing on personal interviews, provides a portrait of one of the world's most important religious figures, offering a study of Tibet and its Buddhist traditions, the forces that shaped his beliefs, his role in exile, and the future of Tibet.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV; Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mayank Chhaya
ISBN: 9780385519458 0385519451
OCLC Number: 70803309
Target Audience: Adult
Description: 342 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Continental cataclysm --
Buddhism comes to Tibet --
Clucking like a hen and breaking up fights --
From a prankster to the Dalai Lama reincarnate --
Farewell to the worldly world --
Lhasa in turmoil --
Tibet's new ruler is not all of 5 years? --
India, China and Tibet --
Suggestions of fratricide --
New gods in Tibet --
Mcleod Ganj, Dharamshala, India --
Mao, Buddhism and Tantra --
To talk or not to talk --
The nobel laureate : Gandhi's successor --
Life after Nobel --
Unyielding Chinese and uncompromising Tibetans --
Murders in the monastery --
The Dalai Lama, the man --
The Dalai Lama, the monk --
The Dalai Lama, the mystic --
Part socratic, part rock star, part eastern wise man, mostly Buddhist monk --
Sex, sexuality, homosexuality and celibacy --
The last Dalai Lama? --
Twilight years --
Uncertain future --
Models of autonomy --
Han Chinese turn to Buddhism --
Will he ever return to Tibet? --
Personal impressions.
Responsibility: Mayank Chhaya.
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Drawing on personal interviews, provides a portrait of one of the world's most important religious figures, offering a study of Tibet and its Buddhist traditions, the forces that shaped his beliefs, his role in exile, and the future of Tibet.

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