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Grove Press

Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk

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Title: Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk
Author: Palden Gyatso
ISBN: 9780802135742
Publisher: Grove Press
Published: 1998
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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Religion & Spirituality 1486674

Publisher Description:
Palden Gyatso was born in a Tibetan village in 1933 and became an ordained Buddhist monk at 18 -- just as Tibet was in the midst of political upheaval. When Communist China invaded Tibet in 1950, it embarked on a program of "reform" that would eventually affect all of Tibet's citizens and nearly decimate its ancient culture. In 1967, the Chinese destroyed monasteries across Tibet and forced thousands of monks into labor camps and prisons. Gyatso spent the next 25 years of his life enduring interrogation and torture simply for the strength of his beliefs. Palden Gyatso's story bears witness to the resilience of the human spirit, and to the strength of Tibet's proud civilization, faced with cultural genocide.