The Dalai Lama: A Biography

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 173 pages
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The Dalai Lama is both the living conscience of the Tibetan people and an internationally respected human rights symbol. His high-profile appearances and books have fueled the surging popularity of Buddhism in the United States and throughout the West. This new, up-to-date biography provides insight into the curious and winning personality of the Dalai Lama as a boy and his wisdom as a man. The Buddhist spiritual worlds and the Dalai Lama's rarified role are engagingly and evenly presented.

The Dalai Lama's story is revealed from his early family life to his experiences in the world, his education as the 14th incarnation of the Lama, his exile in India, and his current struggles to help Tibet regain its independence from China. Especially helpful is the clear historical overview of the Tibetan crisis after the Chinese invasion. A timeline and glossary also supplement the text. Though the book is written especially for high school students doing reports, it will also be of immense interest to general readers.

 

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Contents

The Birth of Lhamo Dhondup
1
Search for a Fourteenth Ruler
11
The Road to Lhasa
23
Assuming the Life of a Monk
35
The Chinese Invasion
47
Dealing with the Motherland
63
Breakdown and Failure of Relations
79
Escape to India
95
Charming the World
121
An Improved Position in the World
137
The Dalai Lamas Daily Life
149
Glossary
159
Selection of Published Works by the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
161
Selected Bibliography
163
Index
167
Copyright

A More Permanent Home
111

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About the author (2003)

PATRICIA CRONIN MARCELLO is a freelance writer. She is the author of biographies of Jerry Garcia, Pope John Paul II, Princess Diana, and Matt Damon.

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