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Freedom in Exile

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.

Freedom in Exile

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.

Freedom in exile

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
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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

My Spiritual Journey

My Spiritual Journey

  • Author: Dalai Lama,Sofia Stril-Rever
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062018094
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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In His Own Words The Compelling Personal Story of the Spiritual Life of the Dalai Lama

Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama

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.

Dalai Lama, My Son

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.

Tragedy in Crimson

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.

In Exile from the Land of Snows

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.

And the Sea Is Never Full

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.

The World of Tibetan Buddhism

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.

My Land and My People

My Land and My People

The Original Autobiography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet

  • Author: The Dalai Lama
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN: 0446553476
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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Schooled behind ancient palace walls to become the leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama has become a spiritual leader to the world and a leading civil rights advocate. My Land and My People tells the story of his life.

Seven Years in Tibet

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.

Tibet Is My Country

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
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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.

The Art of Happiness

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.

How to See Yourself As You Really Are

How to See Yourself As You Really Are

  • Author: Dalai Lama,Jeffrey Hopkins
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743290461
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
  • View: 2917
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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.

The Universe in a Single Atom

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.

An Autobiography

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."

Freedom in Exile

Freedom in Exile

The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama

  • Author: Dalai Lama XIV
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781439508473
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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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.

My Spiritual Autobiography

My Spiritual Autobiography

  • Author: Dalai Lama
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446459047
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
  • View: 2500
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This book is a first. There has never been one entirely dedicated to the spiritual life of the Dalai Lama. Yet as one of the world's most recognised, and respected, spiritual leaders there is already great interest in such a work from His Holiness' thousands of friends and followers around the world. The Dalai Lama sees himself first and foremost as a human being, secondly as a monk and thirdly as the former political leader of Tibet. In this extraordinary autobiography we read many hitherto unknown stories from his childhood, his formation as a monk and his gradual development as a leader of his people. We are offered a view of his daily spiritual practise, invited to listen in on the dialogue he has been pursuing with other religions, with non-believers and with scientists in his search for ethical and environmental principles, and shown how he brings a sense of goodness and conscience to political life around the globe. In a world that is so profoundly interdependent, the Dalai Lama explains how he transforms himself through spiritual means in order to have a positive effect on the world, and he encourages us to do the same by working on ourselves first of all.

The Path to Freedom

The Path to Freedom

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Little Brown GBR
  • ISBN: 9780349115818
  • Category: Dalai lamas
  • Page: 570
  • View: 7245
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FREEDOM IN EXILE - Here, in his own words, The Dalai Lama 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. He tells of secret deals struck with the CIA as Tibet continued to struggle for independence, talks freely of the many world leaders he has known, and talks of the West's malaise from his standpoint as a spirtual and temporal figure of world reknown. ANCIENT WISDOM, MODERN WORLD - With wit, gentle good sense and with penetrating insight, the Dalai Lama shows how the truths that have stood the test of generations of practise can provide us with the tools to live happy, fulfilled and meaningful lives. In the process, it becomes apparent that he does not merely espouse the 'feelgood' religiosity some accuse him of. The reader is left admiring not just the wisdom of the author, but the wisdom of the culture he represents. In ANCIENT WISDOM, MODERN WORLD, His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses these issues, in a spiritual complement to his autobiography FREEDOM IN EXILE.