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  World of the Dalai Lama
By: Farrer-Halls, Gill




 
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Author: Farrer-Halls, Gill

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The World of the Dalai Lamais a magnificently illustrated and informative portrait of the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people.
A proponent of nonviolence and compassion, the Dalai Lama is loved and revered worldwide as a Buddhist teacher, statesman, and spokesman for peace, who has brought the plight of his people in exile to international attention. A humble man, he describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk, yet he is at ease with the many media stars and prominent politicians whom he meets. Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, he has achieved widespread acclaim for his peaceful attempts to resolve the Tibetan situation.
In this unique book, Gill Farrer-Halls describes the history of Tibet, the role of the Dalai Lamas before and after the Chinese invasion, and the devastating effect of the Cultural Revolution, with its systematic destruction of the language, religion, culture, and architecture of Tibet.
We learn about the current Dalai Lama's early years: from growing up and studying Buddhism to his flight from Tibet to India, and his new role as leader of a people in exile. Today he has become an international figure, raising public consciousness about the suffering of his people and requesting foreign assistance in the struggle to free Tibet and keep alive its colorful culture.
An interview with the Dalai Lama himself gives an intimate portrait of what he feels he has achieved as leader of the Tibetan people and reveals his views on his encounters with the West - providing a personal message for the readers of this book.
Increasing numbers of Westerners now practice Tibetan Buddhism and the author offers an overview of this form of Buddhism, its development, and a brief survey of the four main schools. Tibetan Lamas coming to the West and establishing teaching centers have shown the benefits of this age-old religion.
Accompanied by beautiful, evocative illustrations, The World of the Dalai Lama depicts the eventful story behind this inspiring man.

World of the Dalai Lama, Gill Farrer-Halls, Quest Books, 153 pages, $29.95

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