Freedom in Exile

The Autobiography of The Dalai Lama

Author: Dalai Lama

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060987014

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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In this astonishingly frank autobiography, the Dalai Lama reveals the remarkable inner strength that allowed him to master both the mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism and the brutal realities of Chinese Communism.
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Freedom in Exile

The Autobiography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet

Author: N.A

Publisher: Little Brown

ISBN: 9780349111117

Category: Dalai lamas

Page: 324

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In 1938 a two year old boy was recognised through a traditional process of discovery as being the reincarnation of all previous Dalai Lamas, the spiritual rulers of Tibet. Taken away from his parents, he was brought up in Lhasa according to a monastic regimen of rigorous austerity and in almost total isolation. Aged seven he was enthroned in the 1000-room Potala palace as the supreme spiritual leader of a nation the size of Western Europe, with population of six million. And at fifteen, he became head of state. With Tibet under threat from the newly Communist Chinese, there followed a traumatic decade during which he became the confidant of both Chairman Mao and Jawaharal Nehru as he tried to maintain autonomy for his people. Then in 1959, he was finally forced into exile - followed by over 100,000 destitute refugees. Here, in his own words, he describes what it was like to grow up revered as a deity among his people, reveals his innermost feelings about his role, and discusses the mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism.
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Freedom in exile

the autobiography of the Dalai Lama

Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 8396

Tibet's exiled spiritual and secular leader describes his childhood, the Chinese invasion of Tibet, and how exiled Tibetans have rebuilt their lives and explains Tibetan Buddhism along with his philosophy of peace
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Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama

The Untold Story of the Holy Men who Shaped Tibet, from Pre-history to the Present Day

Author: Alexander Norman

Publisher: Doubleday Religion

ISBN: 0385530706

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 446

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A full-scale history of the Dalai Lamas and Tibetan Buddhism chronicles the stories of Tibet's Dalai Lamas for lay readers, sharing lesser-known colorful aspects of their lives, a selection of lighthearted poems and a profile of today's 14th Dalai Lama. Original.
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Dalai Lama, My Son

A Mother's Story

Author: Diki Tsering

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101199431

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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In this fascinating memoir the Dalai Lama’s mother tells a compelling woman’s story. With vivid and intimate details, she recounts her life’s humble beginning, the customs and rituals of old Tibet, the births of her sixteen children (only seven of whom survived), learning her son’s remarkable destiny, the family’s arduous move to Lhasa before the Chinese invasion of Tibet, and their escape and eventual exile. Rich in historic and cultural details, this moving memoir personalizes the history of the Tibetan people—the magic of their culture, the role of their women, and their ancient ideals of compassion, faith, and equanimity.
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My Spiritual Journey LP

Author: Dalai Lama,Sofia Stril-Rever

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006200252X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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In His Own Words The Compelling Personal Story of the Spiritual Life of the Dalai Lama The world knows the public face of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. We have read about his near escape from Tibet after the Chinese invasion, his Nobel Peace Prize, and his friendships with world leaders, Hollywood actors, and scientists around the world. But what are his inner, personal thoughts on his own spiritual life? For the first time and in his own words, the Dalai Lama charts his spiritual journey from his boyhood days in rural Tibet to his years as a monk in the capital city of Dharamsala, to his life in exile as a world leader and symbol of peace.
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And the Sea Is Never Full

Memoirs, 1969-

Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 0307764095

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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As this concluding volume of his moving and revealing memoirs begins, Elie Wiesel is forty years old, a writer of international repute. Determined to speak out more actively for both Holocaust survivors and the disenfranchised everywhere, he sets himself a challenge: "I will become militant. I will teach, share, bear witness. I will reveal and try to mitigate the victims' solitude." He makes words his weapon, and in these pages we relive with him his unstinting battles. We see him meet with world leaders and travel to regions ruled by war, dictatorship, racism, and exclusion in order to engage the most pressing issues of the day. We see him in the Soviet Union defending persecuted Jews and dissidents; in South Africa battling apartheid and supporting Mandela's ascension; in Cambodia and in Bosnia, calling on the world to face the atrocities; in refugee camps in Albania and Macedonia as an emissary for President Clinton. He chastises Ronald Reagan for his visit to the German military cemetery at Bitburg. He supports Lech Walesa but challenges some of his views. He confronts Francois Mitterrand over the misrepresentation of his activities in Vichy France. He does battle with Holocaust deniers. He joins tens of thousands of young Austrians demonstrating against renascent fascism in their country. He receives the Nobel Peace Prize. Through it all, Wiesel remains deeply involved with his beloved Israel, its leaders and its people, and laments its internal conflicts. He recounts the behind-the-scenes events that led to the establishment of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. He shares the feelings evoked by his return to Auschwitz, by his recollections of Yitzhak Rabin, and by his memories of his own vanished family. This is the magnificent finale of a historic memoir. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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In Exile from the Land of Snows

The Definitive Account of the Dalai Lama and Tibet Since the Chinese Conquest

Author: John F. Avedon

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804173370

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 456

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Now considered a classic, this is an eloquent and compellingly told account of the Dalai Lama's exile from Tibet after its conquest by China.
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Tragedy in Crimson

How the Dalai Lama Conquered the World but Lost the Battle with China

Author: Tim Johnson

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 1568586019

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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A journalist draws on his years in Tibet to offer a detailed view of the region under control of imperialist China, in a book that also sheds light on the exiled Dalai Lama.
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The World of Tibetan Buddhism

An Overview of Its Philosophy and Practice

Author: Dalai Lama

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861719689

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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With characteristic humility, His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins this landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path by saying, "I think an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for the purpose of providing a comprehensive framework of the path may prove helpful in deepening your understanding and practice." In this book, the Dalai Lama delivers a presentation that is both concise and profound, accessible and engaging. As readers explore Tibetan Buddhism more fully than ever before, they will find in His Holiness a great friend and authority.
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The Dalai Lama

A Biography

Author: Patricia Cronin Marcello

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313322075

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 173

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A biography of the Tibetan Buddhist leader, Tenzin Gyatso, discusses his early family, his education as the fourteenth incarnation of the Lama, his exile in India, and his struggle to gain freedom for his people.
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The Art of Happiness

A Handbook for Living

Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho,Howard C. Cutler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781573221115

Category: Religion

Page: 322

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Drawing on more that 2,500 years of Buddhist tradition and teaching, the spiritual leader demonstrates how to confront the negative emotions, stresses, and obstacles of everyday life in order to find the source of inner peace.
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Tibet Is My Country

Autobiography of Thubten Jigme Norbu, Brother of the Dalai Lama as Told to Heinrich Harrer

Author: Thubten Jigme Norbu,Heinrich Harrer

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780861710454

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

View: 9367

The Dalai Lama's brother recalls the details of his life: his childhood, his recognition as a reincarnated lama, the story of his brother, and the exile of thousands of Tibetans from their homeland.
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How to See Yourself As You Really Are

Author: Dalai Lama,Jeffrey Hopkins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743290461

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Enlivened by personal anecdotes and intimate accounts, His Holiness provides step-by-step exercises to help readers shatter their false assumptions and ideas of the self and see the world as it actually exists, which is a prelude to right action. Reprint.
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My Tibet

Author: Dalai Lama XIV

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520089488

Category: Art

Page: 162

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The fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet offers his views on world peace and environmental responsibility in a collection of essays accompanied by photographs of his beloved Tibet.
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Seven Years in Tibet

Author: Heinrich Harrer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101135563

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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In this vivid memoir that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Heinrich Harrer recounts his adventures as one of the first Europeans ever to enter Tibet. Harrer was traveling in India when the Second World War erupted. He was subsequently seized and imprisoned by British authorities. After several attempts, he escaped and crossed the rugged, frozen Himalayas, surviving by duping government officials and depending on the generosity of villagers for food and shelter.Harrer finally reached his ultimate destination-the Forbidden City of Lhasa-without money, or permission to be in Tibet. But Tibetan hospitality and his own curious appearance worked in Harrer?s favor, allowing him unprecedented acceptance among the upper classes. His intelligence and European ways also intrigued the young Dalai Lama, and Harrer soon became His Holiness?s tutor and trusted confidant. When the Chinese invaded Tibet in 1950, Harrer and the Dalai Lama fled the country together. This timeless story illuminates Eastern culture, as well as the childhood of His Holiness and the current plight of Tibetans. It is a must-read for lovers of travel, adventure, history, and culture. A motion picture, under the direction of Jean-Jacques Annaud, will feature Brad Pitt in the lead role of Heinrich Harrer.
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The Universe in a Single Atom

The Convergence of Science And Spirituality

Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0767920813

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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Explains how science and religion can work together to alleviate human suffering, arguing that understanding the connections between science and faith holds the key to achieving peace both within oneself and the world at large.
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Sorrow Mountain

The Journey of a Tibetan Warrior Nun

Author: Ani Pachen,Adelaide Donnelley,Dalai Lama XIV,Richard Gere

Publisher: Kodansha America

ISBN: 9781568363233

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 293

View: 4264

A former leader of the Tibetan resistance relates her childhood as the daughter of a Khampa chieftain, her arrest by the Chinese followed by twenty-one years of imprisonment and torture, and her escape to India.
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The Book of Joy

Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Author: Dalai Lama,Desmond Tutu,Douglas Carlton Abrams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399185062

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

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An instant New York Times bestseller Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy. This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye. We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.
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An Autobiography

The Story of My Experiments With Truth

Author: M. K. Gandhi

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775414051

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 891

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In this autobiography, also titled The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Mohandas K. Gandhi recounts his life from childhood up until 1921, noting that "my life from this point onward has been so public that there is hardly anything about it that people do not know." HarperCollins chose this work as one of the "100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the 20th Century." The pursuit of truth was a guiding principle for Gandhi. He states that it "is not my purpose to attempt a real autobiography. I simply want to tell the story of my numerous experiments with truth, and as my life consists of nothing but those experiments, it is true that the story will take the shape of an autobiography." He also notes that this "will of course include experiments with non-violence, celibacy and other principles of conduct believed to be distinct from truth."
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