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Tenzin Gyatso: The Early Life of the Dalai Lama
Claude B. Levenson (au); Joseph Rowe (tr)
An authoritative, intimate, & moving portrait of the first 24 years of the life of the Dalai Lama. In 1938, a group of emissaries in search of the 14th reincarn. of the Dalai Lama went to a village in the SE corner of Tibet. There, a 3-year-old peasant boy declared that he was a lama & was eager to return to his monastery. This bio. describes the Dalai Lama’s educ. & his assumption of power at the age of 15 following the Chinese invasion. In 1959, he was forced to flee Tibet & began his journey into exile from his homeland. While working for the freedom of the Tibetan people, he has become one of the most-beloved activists & teachers of our time, promoting mutual respect, truthfulness, & compassion. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. Illustrations.
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