From the Heart of Tibet: The Biography of Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche, the Holder of the Drikung Kagyu Line age

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Shambhala Publications, 10 août 2010 - 336 pages
"The story of Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche’s life," notes the Dalai Lama, "encompasses a remarkably broad range of Tibetan experience over the past fifty years." This is the story of a young boy, born in 1946 to inherit the role of high-ranking lama. When the Chinese army invaded, his family escaped the country, but he and the other monks in his monastery were rounded up by soldiers and sent to an indoctrination school.

After surviving almost two decades of the Cultural Revolution in Tibet, during which time lamas and aristocrats were persecuted and jailed, Chetsang Rinpoche walked out of Tibet alone and found his way to Kathmandu, Nepal. Eventually, after living as a refugee and an immigrant, he fully took on leadership of the Drikung lineage by founding the Drikung Kagyu Institute in India. Since then the teachings of this lineage have spread around the world after nearly being lost.
 

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Table des matières

Prologue
1
In Search of the Precious Jewel
5
Family and Childhood in Lhasa
13
The Brilliance of a World in Decline
25
Early Years in the Monastery
46
Inside the Mandala
61
Rebellion and Oppression
77
Humiliation and Indoctrination
88
The Burden of Freedom
164
The Throne Holders of Drikung
183
A Noble Beings Promise
200
Dreams Studies
210
Realizing the Visions
226
Master of Dependent Arising
243
The Music of Awakening
273
Acknowledgments
283

School Years under the Red Banner
99
The Cultural Revolution in Lhasa
117
Red Guards Rebels and Reactionaries
129
On the Run Alone
151
Notes
291
Bibliography
303
Photography Credits
309
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À propos de l'auteur (2010)

Elmar R. Gruber, PhD, was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1955. He is a psychologist, an independent scholar and freelance popular-science writer, as well as a scientific advisor for radio and television in Europe. He is the author of twenty books that have been published in fifteen languages throughout the world. A longtime practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, he is a student of Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche.

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