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Biographies & Memoirs
The Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk
The Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul: A Gem of Many Colors
- by Richard Barron (Translater), Snow Lion Publications, February 2003.
The Book of Tibetan Elders : Life Stories and Wisdom of the Great Spiritual Masters of Tibet
- by Sandy Johnson, October 1, 1997.
When an accomplished writer sets out on a well-intentioned journey to interview the Tibetan diaspora of Buddhist elders,
she immediately finds herself transformed from journalist to seeker. Sandy Johnson's extensive travels take her around
the world for interviews with Tibetan priests, oracles,and lay devotees that unearth the plush vitality of Tibetan Buddhism.
She elicits a panoply of responses from a living treasure trove: men and women
who relate their own experiences of the communist takeover of Tibet, traditional Tibetan medicine, and travels to the mythical land of Shambala. But mostly
they impart wisdom, and Johnson soaks it all in with her tape recorder and transcribes it word for word. Apart from the author's occasional wide-eyed
credulity, The Book of Tibetan Elders is a rewarding journey through the minds and lives of Tibet's gifts to the world.
Enthronement: The Recognition of the Reincarnate Masters of Tibet and the Himalayas
- by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye, Jamqon Londra Taye, Ngwang Zangpo. Snow Lion, August 1, 1997.
in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama
: The Wondrous Adventures of King Gesar (Tibetan Art and Culture Series)
by H.H. the Dalai Lama. Harper Collins, Aug 1991.
"I recommend reading this book if you want to get to know more about H.H.
the Dalai Lama first hand. His straight-talking style and compassionate humor
really come through. You will get to understand that he is respected not
just because of the esteemed status he was born to. He has won the respect
of many people on the basis of his deeds and teachings."
Guru Rinpoche: His Life and Times
by Zara Wallace, Published by Dharma Publishing, December 1991.
Journey to Enlightenment: The Life and World of Khyentse Rinpoche, Spiritual Teacher from Tibet
Kundun : A Biography of the Family of the Dalai Lama
- Ngawang Zangpo , Snow Lion Publications, September 2002.
- by Mary Craig, Counterpoint, October 1, 1997.
Life of Milarepa
by Matthieu Ricard, Padmakara Translation Group (Translator). Aperture,
Life of Shabkar : The Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin (Suny
Series in Buddhist Studies)
translated by Lobsang P. Lhalungpa. Arkana, Jan 19954.
of the Dance : Autobiography of Chagdud Tulku Lama
by Matthieu Ricard, Jakob Leschly, Erik Schmidt. State Univ of New York
Pr, August 1994.
Lost Lhasa : Heinrich Harrer's Tibet
by Chagdud T. Rinpoche, Published by Padma Pub, October 1992.
The Lotus-Born : The Life Story of Padmasambhava
- by Heinrich Harrer (Photographer), Galen A. Rowell (Introduction), September 1, 1997.
Mother of Knowledge: The Enlightenment of Ye-Shes Mtsho-Rgyal (TibetanTranslation Series)
Path of the Bodhisattva Warrior: The Life and Teachings of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama
- by Yeshe Tsogyal, Published by Shambhala Pubns, Aug 1993.
in the West : The Reincarnation Masters
- by Glenn H. Mullin.
Throughout his life the Thirteenth Dalai Lama (1876-1933) stressed the importance of combinng spirituality with
a bold approach to worldly affairs. Known to the Tibetans as simply the "Great Thirteenth," he provided successful
political as well as spiritual leadership in difficult and turbulent times, and perfectly exemplified the Mahayana ideal
of the bodhisattva warrior.
Reincarnation: the Boy Lama
by Vicki MacKenzie, Marlowe & Co, April 1, 1996.
Seven Years in Tibet
: My Story : An Autobiography
- by Vicki McKenzie, Wisdom Publications, Apr 1996.
"A light and entertaining book recounting an extraordinary story. This book
is written from the point of view of a Western Buddhist about her beloved
tutor in both his past life as a Tibetan lama and his present life as a
Spanish boy (now also a lama). Whether one believes in reincarnation or
not, the spirit of Lama Yeshe (the tutor in his previous life) shines through
the pages and is very inspiring."
Tibetan Voices: A Traditional Memoir
by Jetsun Pema, Gilles Van Grasdorff, Element, October 1, 1997.
Jetsun Pema, the Dalai Lama's younger sister, offers a rare and poignant
account of life in Tibet before the Chinese occupation--a world that is
lost forever. She presents her story from her childhood, growing up in
pre-invasion Tibet, to her work today as a minister of the Tibetan government.
These courageous and moving words are an enduring testament to the indomitability
of the human spirit. photo insert
by Heather Wardle and Brian Harris (editors), October 1996.
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