By Thinley Norbu
Personal memories of an esteemed Tibetan Buddhist grasp, starting from touching memoir to funny storytelling, from sharp cultural statement to deeply felt verse--illustrated with infrequent photographs in complete color.
Illustrated with colour pictures released for the 1st time, this college of memories gives an extraordinary glimpse into the lifetime of an esteemed Tibetan Buddhist instructor. the writer units a mystical temper as he describes his early years in "Snowland" (Tibet) as considered one of seven teenagers of a well known Nyingma grasp. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's storytelling alternates earthy humor with poetic sensitivity and gentle sensuality. Describing his travels in Asia, Europe, and the US, he provides thumbnail sketches of individuals and locations, in addition to sharp-sighted statement on Western cultural tendencies and Dharma scholars' optimistic and adverse features. greater than simply an autobiography, this written delivering is an expression of Rinpoche's knowledge, compassion, and private cognizance.
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A Brief Fantasy History of a Himalayan: Autobiographical Reflections by Thinley Norbu