Karmapa: The Politics of Reincarnation

By: Lea Terhune

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While only a young man, Orgyen Trinley Dorje''s life has been marked indelibly by devotion, intrigue, and transformation. Karmapa: The Politics of Reincarnation is his amazing story. For Westerners, Tibet is a land of powerful spiritual teachings, staggering mountain vistas, and geopolitical intrigue. The country''s resistance to Chinese occupation, and also the growing presence of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, are not just part of our daily news but of the Western consciousness as well. In January 2000, interest hit a peak as fourteen-year-old Orgyen Trinley Dorje was thrust upon the world stage. Recognized as the Seventeenth Karmapa-arguably the second most powerful figure in the Tibetan Buddhist religious hierarchy-he made a dramatic escape from his Chinese Communist overseers to the land of the Buddha''s birth, India, so that he could study with the masters of his religious lineage, follow his conscience, and be a leader to his people. Through wide-ranging research and interviews with key figures, including the Karmapa himself, award-winning journalist Lea Terhune unlocks the riveting tale of the Karmapa''s disputed incarnation, and traces the roots of the Kagyu tradition and the history of the previous Karmapas in order to illuminate the tale of the young man born to play a key role in the future of Tibet. Printed Pages: 318.

Title: Karmapa: The Politics of Reincarnation

Author Name: Lea Terhune

Categories: Biography & Autobiography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Boston, USA, Wisdom Publications: 2004

ISBN: 0861711807

ISBN 13: 9780861711802

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 15.5 Cms x 23 Cms

Seller ID: 002086

Keywords: Indian Buddhism Karmapa