9780393326260

Reenchantment PA

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393326260

  • ISBN10:

    0393326268

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2004-11-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

The colorful tale of the successful flowering of an obscure, ancient Eastern sect in the modern world.

Author Biography

Jeffery Paine has written for most major national publications and has been judge of the Pulitzer Prize and vice president of the National Book Critics Circle. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Thousand Years in the Eye of Godp. 3
Tibet, Before
Wasp. 21
Worlds in Collision
Everyone Was Dearp. 53
Playboy of the Godsp. 78
Dakinis Descending a Staircase
A Tibetan Hermit, Made in Englandp. 115
Interlude: An American in Tibetp. 140
The Reincarnation with the Beautiful Fingernailsp. 144
Buddha: The Screen Test
Coming Attractionsp. 165
The Starp. 183
In Search of the Ordinary: 3 Visits
Introductionp. 209
The Buddhist Gatsby and a Modest Old Friendp. 216
Into the Closetp. 229
To Hell and to Jailp. 241
Conclusion: For a Future to Be Possiblep. 253
Biographical Note and Acknowledgmentsp. 263
Indexp. 267
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