9781556433832

Tenzin Gyatso

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  • ISBN13:

    9781556433832

  • ISBN10:

    1556433832

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2002-06-03
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
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Summary

This exciting and often intense biography describes the Dalai Lama's rigorous education and his full assumption of power at the age of fifteen following the Chinese invasion in 1950. Though Tibetan tradition holds that the Dalai Lama is a reincarnation of his predecessors, one still marvels at the level of responsibility, maturity, and wisdom he possessed at a very young age. Through Claude B. Levenson's account of his youth, illuminated by photographs and many recollections of the Dalai Lama in his own words, we begin to understand how a lama from Tibet has become the worldwide spiritual leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

Author Biography

Formerly a resident of Paris, Claude B. Levenson now lives in Switzerland. She was a scholar of Slavic and Eastern languages, including Sanskrit, before becoming a freelance journalist, and translator. She is the author of a number of other books about Tibet.

Table of Contents

Author's Introduction to the First American Edition ix
Over the Himalayas to Freedom
1(6)
I Leave for Lhassa
7(18)
From One Incarnation to Another
25(12)
On the Roof of the Potala
37(20)
A Traveler on the Way
57(16)
In the Heart of Danger
73(16)
A Year in China
89(18)
Pilgrimage to India
107(16)
Revolt and Exile
123(32)
APPENDIX
Chronological Reference Points in the Life of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
139(4)
A Brief Tibetan Chronology
143(4)
The Testament of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama
147(6)
Selected English and French Bibliography
153(2)
About the Author 155

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