The Dalai Lama: A Biography

Front Cover
Oxford University Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 291 pages
0 Reviews
Based partly on personal interviews, this is the story of the Dalai Lama's prodigious life--of how a lively child from a modest peasant family came to be recognized as the fourteenth reincarnation of the Buddha of Infinite Compassion. The book also portrays a vivid and important civilization based on an exuberant and sophisticated Buddhist tradition.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Of Myth and History
7
Portrait of a Tibetan Monk as Dalai Lama
45
A Road to Shambhala
221
Copyright

2 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1999)

Formerly a resident of Paris, Claude B. Levenson now lives in Switzerland. She was a scholar of Slavic and Eastern languages, including Sanskrit, before becoming a freelance journalist, and translator. She is the author of a number of other books about Tibet.

Bibliographic information