The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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Vintage Departures, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 275 pages
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For over three decades, Pico Iyer, one of our most cherished travel writers, has been a friend to the Dalai Lama. Over these years through intimate conversations, he has come to know him in a way that few can claim. Here he paints an unprecedented portrait of one of the most singular figures of our time, explaining the Dalai Lama's work and ideas about politics, science, technology, and religion. For Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike, The Open Road illuminates the hidden life and the daily challenges of this global icon.

 

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Excellent anecdotal recounting of the author's travels with the Dalai Lama. One gets a sense for what kind of man he is and the challenges he faces. As a leader he is expected to champion freedom, as a monk he advocates patience. This is a balanced and intimate portrait. Read full review

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User Review  - shushokan - LibraryThing

The author, having been introduced to the Dalai Lama as a teeneger, is compelled to maintain the relationship and the book tells of their encounters for the next thirty years. He delved in to many ... Read full review

Contents

The Conundrum
5
The FairyTale
33
The Philosopher
111
The Globalist
167
The Politician
207
The Future
243
Reading
261
In Gratitude
269
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About the author (2009)

Pico Iyer is the author of six works of nonfiction and two novels. He has covered the Tibetan question for Time, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and many other publications for more than twenty years.

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