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The Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk
Author Shakya, Tsering ; His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama ; Palden Gyatso
Date1998.09 (Paperback); 1997.10 (Hardcover)
Pages256 (Paperback); 288 (Hardcover)
PublisherGrove Press
Content type書籍=Book
Keyword藏傳佛教=西藏佛教=Tibetan Buddhism; 傳記=biography; 道場生活=寺院生活=Monasticism=Monastic Life=Community Life; 比丘=Buddhist Monk=Bhiksu=Bhikkhu
AbstractIf you've ever wondered what it's like to walk in the shoes of a Tibetan monk, you're in for a shocker. Palden Gyatso followed his heart into the monastery at the age of 10 to study under his uncle, also a monk. By his mid-20s, when he should have been preparing for a higher degree, he instead found himself behind the bars of a Chinese communist prison. For the next 30 years, he would endure interrogations, deprivation, starvation, beatings, and psychological torture. When he was finally released in 1992, he fled the country, managing to smuggle out not only the names of his fellow prisoners but Chinese instruments of torture to show the world.
With the help of translator Tsering Shakya, Palden Gyatso has crafted his story into a fluid yet surprisingly dispassionate account of his time in prison. Still, it is almost impossible not to be swept along on waves of pity, horror, and compassion as he suffers unspeakably at the hands of his tormentors. To understand the plight of one Tibetan monk is to step behind the eyes of an entire people.

Table of contents1. Beath A Rainbow
2. Cutting Ties With The World
3. The Revolt
4. The Arrest
5. Flight
6. No Escape Under The Blue Sky
7. The Master Weaver
8. The Cultural Revolution
9. Reform Throuth Labour
10.Death of Helmiman
11.Among The Ruins
12.A New Generation of Splittists
13.Confronting The Enemy
ISBN0802135749; 0802116213
Created date2004.02.20
Modified date2014.05.12

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