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The Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk

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Palden Gyatso was born in a Tibetan village in 1933 and became an ordained Buddhist monk eighteen years later. Through sheer determination, he won a place as a student at Drepung Monastery, one of Tibet's "Three Greats", where he came to spiritual and intellectual maturity. However, Tibet was enduring political changes that would soon alter his life irrevocably. When Communist China invaded Tibet in 1950, it embarked on a program of land reform and "thought reform" that would eventually affect all of Tibet's citizens and nearly decimate its ancient culture. In 1959, along with thousands of other monks, Palden Gyatso was forced into labor camps and prisons. He would spend the next thirty-three years of his life being tortured, interrogated, and persecuted simply for the strength of his beliefs, for being a monk. In 1992 Palden Gyatso was released from prison and escaped across the Himalayas to India, smuggling with him the instruments of his torture. Since then, he has devoted himself to revealing the extent of Chinese oppression in Tibet and the atrocities he endured. Palden Gyatso's story bears witness to the resilience of the human spirit and to the strength of Tibet's proud civilization, faced with cultural genocide.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802116215
Translator:
Shakya, Tsering
Other:
Palden
Author:
Gyatso, Palden
Author:
Palden
Author:
Dalai Lama, The
Author:
Lama, The Dalai
Author:
Shakya, Tsering
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Political prisoners
Subject:
Monasticism and religious orders, buddhist
Subject:
Communism and buddhism
Subject:
Palden Gyatso
Subject:
Political prisoners -- China -- Tibet -- Biography.
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Edition Number:
1st. Amer. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
19971013
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.95 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Palden Gyatso was born in a Tibetan village in 1933 and became an ordained Buddhist monk eighteen years later. Through sheer determination, he won a place as a student at Drepung Monastery, one of Tibet's "Three Greats", where he came to spiritual and intellectual maturity. However, Tibet was enduring political changes that would soon alter his life irrevocably. When Communist China invaded Tibet in 1950, it embarked on a program of land reform and "thought reform" that would eventually affect all of Tibet's citizens and nearly decimate its ancient culture. In 1959, along with thousands of other monks, Palden Gyatso was forced into labor camps and prisons. He would spend the next thirty-three years of his life being tortured, interrogated, and persecuted simply for the strength of his beliefs, for being a monk. In 1992 Palden Gyatso was released from prison and escaped across the Himalayas to India, smuggling with him the instruments of his torture. Since then, he has devoted himself to revealing the extent of Chinese oppression in Tibet and the atrocities he endured. Palden Gyatso's story bears witness to the resilience of the human spirit and to the strength of Tibet's proud civilization, faced with cultural genocide.
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