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Dalai Lama: Man, Monk, Mystic
 

Dalai Lama: Man, Monk, Mystic (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

By Chhaya, Mayank
Read by English, Paul

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An authorised biography of one of the world's greatest spiritual leaders. Written with the full co-operation of the Dalai Lama, this fascinating, up-to-date biograpy captures at once the public persona and enduring mystery behind one of the world's most important spiritual leader... read full description below.

ISBN 9781742018157
Barcode 9781742018157
Published 1 April 2009 by Bolinda Publishing
Format Audio disc/Other, Unabridged edition
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ISBN-13 9781742018157
ISBN-10 1742018157
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bolinda Publishing
Imprint Bolinda Audio Books
Publication Date 1 April 2009
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Audio disc/Other, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Chhaya, Mayank
Read by English, Paul
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Buddhism
Australian
Number of Pages 1 MP3 CD
Dimensions Height: 230mm
Weight 500g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Religion: Comparative, General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 294.3
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

An authorised biography of one of the world's greatest spiritual leaders. Written with the full co-operation of the Dalai Lama, this fascinating, up-to-date biograpy captures at once the public persona and enduring mystery behind one of the world's most important spiritual leaders. This is an authorized biography by an Indian journalist who did his research homework and had access to the Dalai Lama. The author also brings a familiarity with Asian politics, an essential frame of reference for understanding the complex situation of the Tibetan spiritual and political leader who has spent close to 50 years in exile in India. The end product is balanced-neither debunking nor hagiographic, but taking a Buddhist-style Middle Way toward its subject, even though the author is not himself a Buddhist. Particularly fascinating and demystifying is the account of the Dalai Lama's earliest years. - Publishers Weekly. In examining the life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama as an individual in the context of his different roles as man, monk, and mystic, Mayank Chhaya has succeeded in presenting an engaging portrait of one of the world's great leaders. - Desmond Tutu

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review In examining the life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama as an individual in the context of his different roles as man, monk, and mystic, Mayank Chhaya has succeeded in presenting an engaging portrait of one of the world's great leaders. -- Desmond Tutu Fascinating and demystifying. -- Publishers Weekly Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, cannot be fully understood out of the context of current geopolitical forces and the political and spiritual status of Tibet. This context takes center stage in this authorized biography. Chhaya clearly admires the Dalai Lama and believes him to be deserving of reverence. Paul English's narration reflects, without overstating, the author's admiration and captures the general tone of veneration of the Dalai Lama's other admirers, whose observations form an important part of this book. English presents quotes by the Dalai Lama with a realistic accent that sets them apart from the general narration. Overall, English's engagement with the subject matter augments the clarity of his narration. -- AudioFile Magazine This is an authorized biography by an Indian journalist who did his research homework and had access to the Dalai Lama. The author also brings a familiarity with Asian politics, an essential frame of reference for understanding the complex situation of the Tibetan spiritual and political leader who has spent close to fifty years in exile in India. The end product is balanced - neither debunking nor hagiographic, but taking a Buddhist-style Middle Way toward its subject, even though the author is not himself a Buddhist. Particularly fascinating and demystifying is the account of the Dalai Lama's earliest years. -- Publishers Weekly

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Author's Bio

Mayank Chhaya has been a journalist for the past twenty-five years and has reported extensively on India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and now the United States. He is a widely read commentator on South Asian affairs for the New Delhi-based Indo-Asian News Service and also runs www.dailysub.com, a news and current affairs site. He is based in Chicago and divides his time between Washington DC and New York. Paul English is an actor and narrator based in Melbourne who has appeared in more than 40 productions with major Australian theatre companies. Some highlights include Shakespeare's Hamlet, Chekhov's Ivanov and Stoppard's Arcadia. Paul's television credits include SeaChange, Curtin and Gallipoli. His narration of Mao's Last Dancer (2004) and Coming Rain (2017) have both won AudioFile Earphones Awards.

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