Decades later, he began encouraging his lifelong personal friend, Tenzin Geyche Tethong--for forty years His Holiness' personal aide--to record their people's journey.
Author: Tenzin Geyche Tethong
Publisher: Interlink Books
This biography of the Dalai Lama--blessed by His Holiness himself--is the most authentic and intimate profile of the world's greatest living spiritual figure. Tenzin Geyche Tethong, a close aide of His Holiness for forty years who became family, offers readers unprecedented access to the Dalai Lama in this beautifully illustrated book. The Dalai Lama's youngest brother, Ngari Rinpoche Tenzin Choegyal, who was only 12 years old when he accompanied His Holiness on his dangerous 1959 escape to India, is a personal friend of Tethong and the mentor for this book project. As "elders" to the Tibetan community in exile, these men have come together to tell the true story of His Holiness--their brother, friend, and leader. Featuring previously unpublished photographs, as well as interviews and memories of those closest to him, this book renders unparalleled insights into the Dalai Lama's experiences as the preeminent leader of Tibet, and the wealth of his compassion and gentle humor in the face of the ongoing conflict. This is in no small part due to Tethong and Ngari Rinpoche's unique perspectives on many sensitive issues. Richly compelling, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography is a stunning visual celebration of the Dalai Lama, sketching a memorable portrait of an icon and a cause that have won the attention and hearts of billions across the world. * As his long-time personal secretary, Tethong was privy to the Dalai Lama's difficult relationship with India during his exile, with many challenges arising from his host country's ambivalence to Tibet. Tethong candidly discusses India's lackluster attempts at uplifting his people--denying them official documentation, restricting employment, and crowding refugees in the remote location of Dharmsala--citing its fear of angering China as the reason behind its ambivalence towards Tibet. * Ngari Rinpoche revisits his own profound memory of their exile: his time in the Special Frontier Force, or the "22" of the Indian Army, a period of his life for which there had previously been little recorded information. Ngari Rinpoche and his wife, Rinchen Khando, were one of the many Tibetans who joined this covert force with the intent of fighting the Chinese, under the guidance of intelligence agencies such as India's RAW and the American CIA. For the very first time, they discuss their American colleagues, the disappointments they faced as part of the "22," and the experiences that led to Ngari Rinpoche's depressive episode. * Tethong also sheds much-needed light on the Dalai Lama's Nobel Prize-winning campaign for the spiritual and political liberation of his people. He adopts a nuanced approach towards the Dalai Lama's non-violent struggle for Tibetan autonomy, writing frankly about their attempts to mediate the political differences between younger Tibetans in Dharmsala and the Tibetan administration. He also explores the numerous political difficulties faced by the Dalai Lama's cause in the years before its worldwide recognition.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama tells the story of his life with stunning illustrations by world-renowned artist Rima Fujita.
Author: Dalai Lama
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Category: Biography & Autobiography
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama tells the story of his life with stunning illustrations by world-renowned artist Rima Fujita. One of the most revered spiritual figures of our time—His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama—tells the story of his life in this intimate, timeless, and approachable book. Featuring luminous illustrations from world-renowned artist Rima Fujita and some never-before-shared details, it’s the perfect way to explore the life of the Dalai Lama. This simple yet powerful text combined with stunning artwork will captivate readers of all ages—and will take you on a mystical journey you won’t soon forget.
In His Holiness, award-winning photographer Raghu Rai has captured the Dalai Lama’s journey in India since exile from Tibet in 1959.
Publisher: Mandala Publishing
In His Holiness, award-winning photographer Raghu Rai has captured the Dalai Lama’s journey in India since exile from Tibet in 1959. Rai presents an intimate photographic portrayal of the life of one of the most popular twentieth-century spiritual leaders. Since the fourteenth Dalai Lama’s forced exile from Tibet in 1959, Raghu Rai, one of the world’s most famous photographers, has documented his life in India. Now leading Tibetan Buddhists from afar, His Holiness is respected around the world as a pillar of peace and moral strength while he remains separated from his country. Enhanced by historical commentary and archival photos of the Dalai Lama and Tibet, Rai’s work follows the spiritual leader’s journey from exile through his present worldwide influence in a stunning and intimate photo series. Born to a peasant family in 1935, Lhamo Thondup was recognized at age two as the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama and became the temporal leader of Tibet at age fifteen. In 1959, he was forced into exile in India after the Chinese military occupation of Tibet. Since 1960, he has resided in Dharamsala, aptly known as “Little Lhasa,” the seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile. Award-wining photographer Raghu Rai has spent over four decades charting the changing face of India. Photographing subjects from Indira Gandhi and Mother Teresa to the victims of Bhopal, he is one of the most prominent and well-known visual chroniclers of the country. In His Holiness, Raghu Rai has captured the journey of the Dalai Lama in India, presenting an intimate photographic portrayal of the life of one of the most popular twentieth-century spiritual leaders, the Dalai Lama.
Author: His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin GyatsoPublish On: 2020-07-30
By His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso; Translated by Joona Repo This guru yoga Avalokiteshvara sadhana was composed by His Holiness when he was just nineteen years old.
Author: His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso
By His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso; Translated by Joona Repo This guru yoga Avalokiteshvara sadhana was composed by His Holiness when he was just nineteen years old. From the original colophon: "Due to the power of his faith, the supremely virtuous Assistant Kalon Shenkawa Gyurme Sonam Tobgyal presented offerings and made entreaties, saying that he needed a brief yet complete glance meditation of the entire path of the guru yoga of the inseparability of myself and Avalokiteshvara, with the recitation of the name mantra and six syllables as well as complete instructions on what should be done, in a way that was easy to practice. Although it is unreasonable for me to write a guru yoga text such as this, focusing on myself, if one has faith, then just like the dog’s tooth turned into a ringsel-relic, if disciples truly have faith and respect, they will receive the blessing of the buddha even from an ordinary being. Thinking that it may be of benefit to some devotees I, the one with the name of 'Holder of the White Lotus,' Shakyai Gejong Jampal Ngawang Lozang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, composed this." 24 pages, 2020 edition.
Author: United States. Congressional-Executive Commission on ChinaPublish On: 2012
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Author: United States. Congressional-Executive Commission on China
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Author: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Publish On: 2016-01-01
Beginning with advice about the importance of religious practice, the work goes on to explain the presentation of the two levels of truth, how to advance upon the paths of Hinayana and Mahayana by practicing the three trainings of ethics, ...
Author: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Publisher: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
PART ONE Opening the Mind (legs bshad blo gsar mig 'byed), consists of a concise survey of Buddhist teaching. Beginning with advice about the importance of religious practice, the work goes on to explain the presentation of the two levels of truth, how to advance upon the paths of Hinayana and Mahayana by practicing the three trainings of ethics, meditative stabilization and wisdom as well as describing the result of such practice—Buddhahood. PART TWO Generating a Good Heart, is a translation of a talk given in Dharamsala. The Dalai Lama explains how generating a good heart, a sense of kindness, towards others is the core of Buddha's teaching and gives practical advice that everyone can beneficially incorporate into his or her life.
Author: His Holiness the Dalai LamaPublish On: 2019-10-01
You will hear the Dalai Lama present these three words again and again in this book of wisdom designed to move us toward the goal of “being here.” He speaks of attachment—to things, to people, to memory, to feelings of anger and ...
Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Simple and accessible wisdom from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on how we stay in the moment in the midst of the demands and stresses of everyday life. Be Here includes discussions of the Buddhist concepts of attachment, emptiness, compassion, love, and resentment and how our sense of the past and the future affect our ability to be in the present. Many Buddhist practices and meditations focus on “being in the present moment.” But what does that really mean? What does it mean to be here now? Attachment. Emptiness. Compassion. You will hear the Dalai Lama present these three words again and again in this book of wisdom designed to move us toward the goal of “being here.” He speaks of attachment—to things, to people, to memory, to feelings of anger and resentment, to future goals. Being attached means we are not here now; we are living through wherever our attachment takes us. Does emptiness mean we let go of everything? Even the present thoughts in our minds? How does understanding emptiness help us to be here now? The Dalai Lama is clear: if we are not educated about past history and if we have no sense of the future, then how can be possibly have a “present”? When we are here, we can practice compassion in the present moment and focus on social justice now. When we are here, we are no longer attached to our past, no longer stressed about the future, no longer tethered to suffering. Being here means we find happiness, peace, and the fullness of life.
Author: His Holiness the Dalai LamaPublish On: 2011-01-01
In this book, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives a commentary to not only Atisha's revolutionary work but also to Lines of Experience, a short text written by Lama Tsongkhapa, who was perhaps the greatest of all Tibetan lam-rim authors.
Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Publisher: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
About one thousand years ago, the great Indian pandit and yogi, Dipamkara Shrijnana (Atisha), was invited to Tibet to re-establish the Buddhadharma, which had been suppressed and corrupted for almost two centuries. One of Atisha's main accomplishments in Tibet was his writing of the seminal text, A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, in which he extracted the essence of all 84,000 teachings of the Buddha and organized them into a clear, step-like arrangement that makes it easy for any individual practitioner to understand and practice the Dharma. This genre of teachings is known as lam-rim, or steps of the path, and forms an essential part of every school of Tibetan Buddhism. In this book, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives a commentary to not only Atisha's revolutionary work but also to Lines of Experience, a short text written by Lama Tsongkhapa, who was perhaps the greatest of all Tibetan lam-rim authors. In bringing together Atisha, Lama Tsongkhapa and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this book offers readers one of the clearest and most authoritative expositions of the Tibetan Buddhist path ever published, and it is recommended for those at the beginning of the path, the middle and the end. This book is made possible by kind supporters of the Archive who, like you, appreciate how we make these teachings freely available in so many ways, including in our website for instant reading, listening or downloading, and as printed and electronic books. Our website offers immediate access to thousands of pages of teachings and hundreds of audio recordings by some of the greatest lamas of our time. Our photo gallery and our ever-popular books are also freely accessible there. Please help us increase our efforts to spread the Dharma for the happiness and benefit of all beings. You can find out more about becoming a supporter of the Archive and see all we have to offer by visiting our website. Thank you so much, and please enjoy this book.
Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtshoPublish On: 1996
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama presents a collection of thoughts, wisdom, and meditation on a wide range of contemporary social issues, including human rights, AIDS, ethics, Tibet's struggle for freedom, and the link between science and ...
Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama presents a collection of thoughts, wisdom, and meditation on a wide range of contemporary social issues, including human rights, AIDS, ethics, Tibet's struggle for freedom, and the link between science and spirituality. Original. IP.
Author: His Holiness The Dalai LamaPublish On: 2021-01-25
His Holiness The Dalai Lama, a perennial source of inspiration, is one of the most eminent spiritual leaders in the world.
Author: His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited
His Holiness The Dalai Lama, a perennial source of inspiration, is one of the most eminent spiritual leaders in the world. Recipient of the Noble Peace Prize, His Holiness's life and works have inspired millions of lives throughout the world. In this specially curated companion volume, His Holiness shares words of encouragement to deal with new realities in a pandemic stricken world.
THE LIFE OF HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA OF TIBET His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama , Tenzin Gyatso , is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan
people . He was born Lhamo Dhondrub on July 6 , 1935 , in a small village called
Author: HIS HOLINESS, THE DALAI LAMAPublish On: 2015-03-10
Here in this book is his appeal to us all.
Author: HIS HOLINESS, THE DALAI LAMA
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is the foremost spokesperson for the people of the Tibetan Plateau—although his home is in India, in the Himalayan foothills, where he has been forced to live in exile since 1959. As a Buddhist monk, his main focus has been the spiritual life, and the leadership of his people in exile, ensuring their survival and preserving their unique Buddhist culture, while appealing to the world to stop the destruction of their homeland and the six million Tibetans oppressed within it. Every March 10th, from 1961 until 2011, in commemoration of the greatest uprising of the Tibetan people against the Chinese military occupation, the Dalai Lama delivered an appeal to the world on behalf of his people. Each statement is a heartfelt call to recognize the truth and the factual reality of Tibet’s history and situation; a cry for help, a plea for justice, and a pledge of determination to withstand the worst and to overcome. In these annual addresses, he began to articulate and fully express his overarching appeal to humanity. All of the Dalai Lama’s March 10th speeches, at their most poignant and eloquent, are collected here, introduced and historically contextualized by Sofia Stril-Rever, an author and scholar of Tibetan history and culture and Buddhist spirituality who has long served as his French translator. Here in this book is his appeal to us all. The people of all nations have heard it and have tried to help, but their governments still have not dared to stand up effectively for justice on behalf of the Tibetan people and for recognition of the basic human rights to which we all are entitled. The question therefore remains: Who will finally respond to this appeal in time to prevent the ultimate disaster that is looming on the roof of the world?
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 ...
Author: Alexander Norman
Publisher: Doubleday Religion
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Leprosy His Holiness the Dalai Lama and
Forum 2000 I first made the acquaintance of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama,
supreme leader of Tibetan Buddhism and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, in 1997 at
Author: Yohei Sasakawa
Publisher: Hurst & Company
Leprosy has tormented mankind since records began. For much of its long history it was without cure--a disfiguring disease that stigmatized those it affected, isolating them from society. Today there is an effective treatment, but the last mile to achieve a leprosy-free world is the hardest. Now approaching eighty years old, one Japanese philanthropic activist has played a key role in global efforts against leprosy, both as head of a private foundation and as the World Health Organization's 'Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination'. In this book, he lays out his personal mission and philosophy, and explains how his father, the politician and philanthropist Ryoichi Sasakawa, influenced his decision to make leprosy elimination his life's work. Yohei Sasakawa has visited more than 100 countries, motivating political leaders, raising awareness via the media, encouraging frontline health workers, and helping to empower persons affected by leprosy and their families to speak out for their rights. His book is a validation of the path taken by a father and son to change the course of leprosy history, and to transform the circumstances of those affected by the disease for the better.