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His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama : An Illustrated Biography

Price: USD 28

Product ID: 9788194643371


Author: Tenzin Geyche Tethong


"Tenzin Geyche Tethong has written a book for all times: delightful, insightful, truthful, authentic, fun, moving, and important. Tenzin Geyche's narrative is warm and knowing--he was there. This is a completely necessary addition to understanding who and what His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama truly is ... and to feeling the heart and soul of Tibet. The photographs are rare and superb. The stories are fresh and beautifully told. I was transported. I love this book."--Richard Gere

"[A] vivid insider's look at the life of one of the most revered spiritual figures in the world ... a gripping narrative and never-before-seen photos of the Dalai Lama and his family ... This remarkably candid and intimate account sheds new light on the life of the world leader."-- Publishers Weekly

"Via personal testimony and stunning, rarely seen photographs, Tethong chronicles the remarkable journey of a man who has led by example with kindness and empathy ... A fluid work that effectively honors a gentle, compassionate teacher and writer ... [H]andsomely illustrated ..." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Tenzin Geyche Tethong has been a trusted companion and aide to His Holiness, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, for over four decades, and is part of a family legacy of service. Born in 1943 in Lhasa, Tethong first joined the Tibetan administrative service in the early 1960s, and later served in the Private Office of His Holiness until 2006. This is the first time that he has written about these remarkable years.

Jane Moore is an acclaimed photo researcher and editor. Formerly Photo Editor at the Sunday Times Magazine in London, she is the founder of Tibet Images, a picture archive dedicated to Tibet and the Tibetan diaspora. She is a leading expert on the cultural institution of the Dalai Lama and continues to build up a rare archive of his life and his people.