BLAZING SPLENDOR: The Memoirs of the Dzogchen Yogi Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche by Tulku Urgyen, fore. by Sogyal Rinpoche
With unsurpassed honesty and humility Tulku Urgyen offers an intimate glimpse into the remarkable reality of a tulku (a reincarnated master) as well as an in-depth portrait of the lost culture of old Tibet. Intimate in tone, Tulku Urgyen originally shared these tales with his closest Western students, over more than a decade. Here they have been organized into a sweeping account that describes a world where miracles, mystery, and deep insight are the order of the day. From a fresh, eye-opening perspective he describes the lives of some of the most realized and genuine spiritual practitioners of 20th century Tibet.
The Life Stories and Wisdom of the Great Spiritual Masters of Tibet. Sandy Johnson traveled the world to gather the life stories and teachings of Tibetan doctors, the state oracle, the great women masters -- the entire range of the culture. here her journey unfolds in vivid details, as she shares the powerful stories and remarkable secrets of teachers and doctors, told in their own voices. The Book of Tibetan Elders is an unprecedented chronicle of some of the world's most precious wisdom, and a rare documentation of a group of spiritual teachers on the brink of extinction.
DGE-'DUN-CHOS-'PHEL: A Biography of the 20th-Century Tibetan Scholar by She-rab-rgya-mtsho / Mengel
The savant dGe-'dun-chos-'phel (1902-1951) was the first "modern" scholar of Tibet. He was the first who not only completed a traditional Tibetan education, but who also was courageous enough to leave the monastic society, travel abroad, learn several new languages and deepen his knowledge by collorating with scholars of different nationalities. dGe-'dun-chos-'phel was renowned in Tibet as a brilliant scholar, a talented artist, a highly gifted poet, an excellent translator, and a skillful dialectician.
A mother's story. This is the story of a remarkable woman as she recounts in her own words what it was like to realize her son was being received as a living Buddha, to watch him grow physically and spiritually and finally to see him become one of the most recognized people in the world.
Based partly on personal interviews, this is the story of the Dalai Lama's prodigious life--of how a lively child from a modest peasant family came to be recognized as the fourteenth reincarnation of the Buddha of Infinite Compassion. The book also portrays a vivid and important civilization based on an exuberant and sophisticated Buddhist tradition.
The World of the Dalai Lamais a magnificently illustrated and informative portrait of the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people.
A proponent of nonviolence and compassion, the Dalai Lama is loved and revered worldwide as a Buddhist teacher, statesman, and spokesman for peace, who has brought the plight of his people in exile to international attention. A humble man, he describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk, yet he is at ease with the many media stars and prominent politicians whom he meets. Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, he has achieved widespread acclaim for his peaceful attempts to resolve the Tibetan situation.
In this unique book, Gill Farrer-Halls describes the history of Tibet, the role of the Dalai Lamas before and after the Chinese invasion, and the devastating effect of the Cultural Revolution, with its systematic destruction of the language, religion, culture, and architecture of Tibet.
THE DALAI LAMAS: A Visual History ed. by Martin Brauen
This lavishly illustrated history of the Dalai Lamas is filled with previously unpublished sources, including thangkas, statues, paintings, and photos from archives, plus images of gifts by various Dalai Lamas to emperors and tsars. Essays by 16 authors illuminate many topics and issues to make this a truly valuable and precious volume.
THE FOURTEEN DALAI LAMAS: A Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation by Glenn Mullin, foreword by H.H. the Dalai Lama
The 600-year Dalai Lama tradition is both inspiring and colorful. Here are the life stories of all 14 Dalai Lamas with selected characteristic excerpts from their teachings, poetry, and other writings that illuminate the principles of Tibetan Buddhism that they expressed in their lives.
FREEDOM IN EXILE: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama by H.H. the Dalai Lama
In this landmark book the Dalai Lama tells his story--from his remarkable childhood as the leader of 6 million Tibetans through the crisis of the Chinese invasion to the present life in exile and re-establishment of his culture in India.
HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA: The Oral Biography by Deborah Hart Strober & Gerald S Strober
Drawing on more than 50 interviews with the Dalai Lama's family, associates, and followers as well as with politicians, religious leaders, and critics, this revealing oral history explores the Dalai Lama's public career as well as his personal life- from his childhood in Tibet and his exile in 1959 to his role as a worldwide spiritual leader and human rights activist- and reveals the secrets behind his enduring popular appeal.