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  Chronicles of Love and Death: My Years with the Lost Spiritual King of Bhutan
By: Norma Levine

Chronicles of Love and Death: My Years with the Lost Spiritual King of Bhutan


 
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Author: Norma Levine
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789937506489
Publication Date: 2010

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This is a true story of a spiritual journey and the incredible but all too human love between a Western woman and a high reincarnate lama, the spiritual king of Bhutan. It is neither biography nor autobiography. It is a play that arose and disappeared like an illusion; a magical display of comedy and tragedy, history, romance, and transcendence.

Chronicles of Love and Death: My Years with the Lost Spiritual King of Bhutan, Norma Levine, Vajra Publications, Paperback, 2010, 300 Pages, $22.95


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Love and the Spiritual Journey April 7, 2011
Reviewer: Mary Young from Delhi, NY United States  
Chronicles of Love and Death, My Years with the Lost Spiritual King of Bhutan is Norma Levine's poignant and riveting memoir of the five years she spent as the consort of Ngawang Jigmai, the exiled ninth Shabdrung of Bhutan. This funny, sad and exquisitely written saga is a tale of love and woe between a beautiful western spiritual seeker and the reincarnation of one of the greatest tantric Buddhist masters ever to have lived. Impossible to put down, Chronicles is by turns romantic, sexy, spine tingling and spiritually-informed, even as it offers up an accurate account of the history and politics surrounding the exiled Shabdrung who, in a much earlier incarnation, created the kingdom and distinctive customs of Bhutan. Ousted by a bloody political intrigue in the early 20th century, the Shabdrung continues to take rebirth, in the hopes that he will one day regain his rightful seat as both the temporal and spiritual ruler of Bhutan.




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Tantric Buddhism April 4, 2011
Reviewer: Jo Nash from London, United Kingdom  
This book is a work of compassion and wisdom, by a writer of integrity, a must read for anyone interested in the sacred love practices of Tantric Buddhism. Its the true story of a Western womans spellbinding relationship with a high Lama, the exiled spiritual king of Bhutan. It is a journey spanning two continents, two cultures, and several dimensions of reality. A compelling and courageous exploration of both esoteric and mundane aspects of love, it also penetrates the cyclical, mysterious, and mirror like workings of the karmic process in the manner of a detective novel cum spiritual thriller. I read the book in just two sittings.The ending is beautiful and moving, as the relationship between the couple continues in yet another dimension. Highly recommended.

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