Surviving the Dragon A Tibetan Lama's Account of 40 Years under Chinese Rule

ISBN-10: 1605297542

ISBN-13: 9781605297545

Edition: 2010

Authors: Arjia Rinpoche, Dalai Lama XIV

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On a peaceful summer day in 1952, ten monks on horseback arrived at a traditional nomad tent in northeastern Tibet where they offered the parents of a precocious toddler their white handloomed scarves and congratulations for having given birth to a holy childand future spiritual leader.Surviving the Dragonis the remarkable life story of Arjia Rinpoche, who was ordained as a reincarnate lama at the age of two and fled Tibet 46 years later. In his gripping memoir, Rinpoche relates the story of having been abandoned in his monastery as a young boy after witnessing the torture and arrest of his monastery family. In the years to come, Rinpoche survived under harsh Chinese rule, as he was forced into hard labor and endured continual public humiliation as part of Mao's Communist "reeducation."By turns moving, suspenseful, historical, and spiritual, Rinpoche's unique experiences provide a rare window into a tumultuous period of Chinese history and offer readers an uncommon glimpse inside a Buddhist monastery in Tibet.
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Rodale Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/2/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

The Dalai Lama, spiritual & political leader of the Tibetan people & a Nobel Peace Laureate, has in the last decade become a global spiritual leader whose message of universal & individual responsibility has won worldwide acclaim.

Dedication
Foreword
Introduction
Childhood
My Mother Has a Prophetic Dream
Raised by a Family of 4,000 Monks
Life During The Great Leap Forward
Following a Tibetan Hero
Under The Dragon's Claw
"Comets in The Sky, Chaos on Earth"
Enter the Cultural Revolution
Removing Paper Hats
On The Political Stage
A Communist Matchmaker Meets the Panchen Lama
The Sacred Tree and The Time Machine
Becoming a Political Buddhist
Taking Flight
Stepping into my Birthright
The Feast of Privilege Reveals its Price
Final Days with the Dragon
From Kumbum to Kumbum West
Epilogue
Appendix: How Buddhism Came To Tibet, And The Lineage of The Arjia Rinpoches
Glossary of Terms and Names
Acknowledgments
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