Tenzin Gyatso

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Tenzin Gyatso

The Early Life of the Dalai Lama

Author: Claude B. Levenson Translator: Joseph Rowe

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This exciting and often intense biography describes the Dalai Lama’s rigorous education and his full assumption of power at the age of fifteen following the Chinese invasion in 1950. Though Tibetan tradition holds that the Dalai Lama is a reincarnation of his predecessors, one still marvels at the level of responsibility, maturity, and wisdom he possessed at a very young age. Through Claude B. Levenson’s account of his youth, illuminated by photographs and many recollections of the Dalai Lama in his own words, we begin to understand how a lama from Tibet has become the worldwide spiritual leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

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Trim Size:
6 x 9
Page Count:
176
Release Date:
2002-06-03
ISBN
Paperback
9781556433832

About the Author

Formerly a resident of Paris, Claude B. Levenson now lives in Switzerland. She was a scholar of Slavic and Eastern languages, including Sanskrit, before becoming a freelance journalist, and translator. She is the author of a number of other books about Tibet.

Reviews/Press Quotes

"Claude B. Levenson is, without a doubt, one of the people who best knows His Holiness, the head of Tibetan Buddhism. She sheds light on his political role while delving into his past and personality."
Historia Magazine

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