The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama

Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 10 oct. 2007 - 496 pages
Over the course of three years, journalist Thomas Laird spent more than sixty hours with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in candid, one-on-one interviews that covered history, science, reincarnation, and Buddhism. Laird brings these meetings to life in rich, vibrant, and monumental work that outlines the essence of thousands of years of civilization, myth, and spirituality. TibetÕs story is rich with tradition and filled with promise. It begins with the Bodhisattva Chenrizi (ÒThe Holy OneÓ) whose spirit many Tibetans believe resides within the Dalai Lama. We learn the origins of Buddhism, and about the era of Great Tibetan Emperors, whose reign stretched from southwestern China to Northern India. His Holiness introduces us to TibetÕs greatest yogis and meditation masters, and explains how the institution of the Dalai Lama was founded. Laird explores, with His Holiness, TibetÕs relations with the Mongols, the Golden Age under the Great Fifth Dalai Lama, TibetÕs years under Manchu overlords, modern independence in the early twentieth century, and the Dalai LamaÕs personal meetings with Mao just before His Holiness fled into exile in 1959. The Story of Tibet is Òa tenderly crafted study that is equal parts love letter, traditional history, and oral historyÓ (Publishers Weekly).

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THE STORY OF TIBET: Conversations with the Dalai Lama

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An initially rickety narrative about the exiled Dalai Lama's homeland recovers to stand solidly in favor of Tibet's independence from China.Crime-novelist Laird (Black Dog, 2004, etc.) is also a ... Consulter l'avis complet

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As events unfold toward the 2008 Olympics in China, and protests of human rights violations follow the Olympic flame on its journey around the world, it is disconcerting to hear the Chinese government ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

The First Tibetans
The First Tibetan Emperor 600650
The Tibetan Empire and the Spread
Decline Revolt
The Dharma Returns and Buddhist
Mongol Overlords
The Fifth Dalai Lama
The Sixth to the Twelfth Dalai Lamas 17051900
The Thirteenth Dalai Lama 18761933
The Early Life of
Life Under Chinese Occupation 19511959
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
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À propos de l'auteur (2007)

Thomas Laird has worked as a journalist for Time, Asiaweek, and Newsweek. His photography has appeared in two books and more than fifty magazines. He is also the author of Into Tibet: The CIA’s Fist Atomic Spy and His Secret Expedition to Lhasa.

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