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Angry Monk
Angry Monk: Reflections on Tibet (DVD)
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Gendun Choephel is a legendary figure in Tibet. Believed to be the reincarnation of a famous Buddhist lama, this promising young monk turned his back on monastic life and became a fierce critic of his country's religious conservatism, cultural isolationism and reactionary government. After leaving the monastery in 1934, and fueled by his intellectual curiosity and free-spirited nature, Choephel traveled throughout Tibet and India in order to understand the true history of his country.
Gendun Choepel Collected Works
Dge dun chos phel gsung 'bum (2 Volumes) (Tibetan Only)
By: Dge dun chos phel
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Collected Works of Gendun Choepel Collected Works in 2 Volumes, Paperback, 1090 Pages, $65.00
dGe-'dun-chos-'phel, Biography of the 20th Century Tibetan Scholar
By: She-rab-rgya-mtsho / Mengel
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The savant dGe-'dun-chos-'phel (1902-1951) was the first "modern" scholar of Tibet. He was the first who not only completed a traditional Tibetan education, but who also was courageous enough to leave the monastic society, travel abroad, learn several new languages and deepen his knowledge by collorating with scholars of different nationalities. dGe-'dun-chos-'phel was renowned in Tibet as a brilliant scholar, a talented artist, a highly gifted poet, an excellent translator, and a skillful dialectician.
Dhammapada: Translation of Dharma Verses
By: Gendun Chos 'phel
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The Dhammapada was one of the first Buddhist texts translated into English, with excerpts published in journals as early as 1830. In 1870 there appeared a complete translation by Professor Max Muller, a work that continues to be emulated. Reflecting its popularity, translations of the Dhammapada have appeared in nearly thirty different languages and in more than a hundred different versions. Tibetan and English text.
Gendun Chopel: Tibet's First Modern Artist
Gendun Chopel: Tibet's First Modern Artist
Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Trace Foundation's Latse Library
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Gendun Chopel (1903-1951) is widely regarded as one of the most important Tibetan figures of the twentieth century, famous for his skills as a poet and infamous for his controversial views. In November 2003 a remarkable event was held at Trace Foundation's Latse Library in New York to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of his birth.
Grains of Gold: Tales of a Cosmopolitan Traveler <br> Trans by: Thupten Jinpa and Donald S. Lopez Jr.
Grains of Gold: Tales of a Cosmopolitan Traveler
By: Gendun Chopel
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In 1941, philosopher and poet Gendun Chopel (1903-51) sent a large manuscript by ship, train, and yak across mountains and deserts to his homeland in the northeastern corner of Tibet. He would follow it five years later, returning to his native land after twelve years in India and Sri Lanka. But he did not receive the welcome he imagined: he was arrested by the government of the regent of the young Dalai Lama on trumped-up charges of treason. He emerged from prison three years later a broken man and died soon after. Gendun Chopel was a prolific writer during his short life.
Guide to India, a Tibetan Account
By: Gendun Chopel
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The creative and controversial Tibetan intellectual Amdo Gendun Chophel (1903-1951) composed his Guide to India during the 1930s while visiting many of the ancient sites of Indian Buddhism, which had only recently been the object of arch'ological rediscovery and modern religious revival.
In the Forest of Faded Wisdom
In the Forest of Faded Wisdom: 104 Poems by Gendun Chopel, a Bilingual Edition
By: Gendun Chopel, Donald S. Lopez
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In a culture where poetry is considered the highest form of human language, Gendun Chopel is revered as Tibet's greatest modern poet. Born in 1903 as British troops were preparing to invade his homeland, Gendun Chopel was identified at any early age as the incarnation of a famous lama and became a Buddhist monk, excelling in the debating courtyards of the great monasteries of Tibet. At the age of thirty-one, he gave up his monk's vows and set off for India, where he would wander, often alone and impoverished, for over a decade. Returning to Tibet, he was arrested by the government of the young Dalai Lama on trumped-up charges of treason, emerging from prison three years later a broken man. He died in 1951 as troops of the People's Liberation Army marched into Lhasa.
Madman's Middle Way : Reflections on Reality of the Tibetan Monk Gendun Chopel
By: Donald S. Lopez
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Gendun Chopel is considered the most important Tibetan intellectual of the twentieth century. His life spanned the two defining moments in modern Tibetan history: the entry into Lhasa by British troops in 1904 and by Chinese troops in 1951. Recognized as an incarnate lama while he was a child, Gendun Chopel excelled in the traditional monastic curriculum and went on to become expert in fields as diverse as philosophy, history, linguistics, geography, and tantric Buddhism.
Madman's Middle Way : Reflections on Reality of the Tibetan Monk Gendun Chopel
By: Donald S. Lopez
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Gendun Chopel is considered the most important Tibetan intellectual of the twentieth century. His life spanned the two defining moments in modern Tibetan history: the entry into Lhasa by British troops in 1904 and by Chinese troops in 1951. Recognized as an incarnate lama while he was a child, Gendun Chopel excelled in the traditional monastic curriculum and went on to become expert in fields as diverse as philosophy, history, linguistics, geography, and tantric Buddhism.
Ornament of the Thought of Nagarjuna
Ornament of the Thought of Nagarjuna of Nagarjuna Clarifying the Core of Madhyamaka
By: Gendun Chophel
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Gendun Chophel, eminent scholar of 20th-century Tibet, was a master of both the traditional curricula of his time the five branches of Buddhist wisdom and the five subjects of Tibetan culture and of numerous modern subjects in such fields as philosophy, language, and history. I need not detail his accomplishments and life history here, as these are well known from other sources. The Ludrub Gonggyen (kLu sgrub dgongs rgyan) clearly demonstrates his profound knowledge of both Sutra and Tantra and his precise understanding of the essence of the teachings of Buddha and the thought of Nagarjuna.