Wrestling the Dragon: In Search of the Boy Lama Who Defied China

Wrestling the Dragon: In Search of the Boy Lama Who Defied China He S Master Of The PlayStation, He Listens To Rap Music, He Writes Poetry And, In His Eighteen Year Old Hands, May Hold The Future Of The Tibetan People He Is Ogyen Trinley Dorje, A Tibetan Lama And The Seventeenth Incarnation Of The Karmapa Third In Line To The Dalai LamaWhen He Was Fourteen, Ugyen Fled Tibet And Began His Journey Into Exile And The Chinese Lost The Boy They Hoped Would One Day Replace The Dalai Lama In The Hearts Of Six Million Tibetans Today, He Lives Under House Arrest, Ostensibly Being Protected By The Indian Government Which Is Likely Protecting Its Relationship With ChinaSo Begins The True Story Of The Th Karmapa Of Tibet, A Story Which Has All The Elements Of A Cracking Tale Magical Portents At His Birth, A Village Childhood On The Roof Of The World, Attempted Indoctrination By The Chinese His Short Life Provides A Fascinating Insight Into The Contemporary Tibetan Struggle, While His Future As A Religious Leader Of Global Significance Is Already Being ForecastTo Write This Story, Gaby Naher Intends To Travel Throughout The Region And Interview Key Players Of The Tibetan Government In Exile, As Well As Religious Figures In The Area

Gaby Naher, worked as a literary agent, publicist and bookseller in Sydney, London and New York She is also the author of four books.

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  • Paperback
  • 303 pages
  • Wrestling the Dragon: In Search of the Boy Lama Who Defied China
  • Gaby Naher
  • English
  • 02 May 2017
  • 9781740512794

10 thoughts on “Wrestling the Dragon: In Search of the Boy Lama Who Defied China

  1. says:

    In this highly personalized and human account, Australian author and Tibetan rights activist, Gaby Naher tells the story of her experiences of visiting Tibet and provides a portrait of the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje Kept a as a virtual prisoner in India due to the pressure of the world s greatest totalitarian superpower in the world today, Communist China, the Karmapa is a young spiritual leader of an ancient line in Tibetan Buddhism.The author describes the history of Tibet and the holocaust by the Chinese Communists of Tibet s people.The author points out As a result of China s occupation of Tibet, it is estimated that between 500 000 and 2 million Tibetans have lost their lives Six thousand monasteries have been destroyed Between 130 000 and 1.2 million Tibetans live in exile in India, Nepal, and a handful of western nations, while an estimated 2 500 Tibetans flee Tibet each year The author outlines the history going back thousands of year of the Karmapas She also outlines the bloody Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950 The Chinese claim Tibet as an integral part of China, despite the fact that Tibet has had an independent status for thousands of years, and several Chinese emperors recognized Tibet s sovereignty.The author discusses the horrors of the Cultural Revolution as the Communists ruthlessly pushed for the destruction of all ancient culture and traditions and and all spiritual and religious thought.The Chinese worked to destroy the Tibetan s reverence for all life and forced them on to collective farms this enforced disruption of the Tibetan way of life caused mass starvation.Much of the world has swallowed the lie of the Communists that they were rescuing the Tibetan people from feudalism and the agitprop against the Dalai Lama.This book helps us to remember the forgotten and little told story of the Tibetan people which has all but completely disappeared from the media in the last decade.

  2. says:

    I had never even heard of the 17th Karmapa until I spied this book on a shelf in Darmsala, India I am fascinated with the Tibetan culture, and found the book very interesting The writing style is not the best, but this book unlocks a whole new saga about Tibetan leadership The young Karmapa is a very fascinating character, and his historical reincarnation background challenges the Dalai Lama for the religious throne of Tibet Overall, I enjoyed the book, and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in Tibetan culture Dancing on the Edge of an Endangered Planet

  3. says:

    The boy who defied China..I didn t hear about Dalai Lama a peaceful man who won a noble peace prize and his country Tibet until I read this book.The book have information about him and his lineage and how they chose the right karmaba.I feel sorry for them how they give their energy and their hole life to their Buddha something their hands maded and they re so peaceful people How they believe that their Buddhist reincarnation in some spacial people

  4. says:

    A fascinating read if you are interested in Tibetan Buddhism and the history and Chinese occupation of Tibet I enjoyed the author s choice of each chapter being in 3 parts, one part her journey equally fascinating , one part details of previous Kamarpa incarnation, and one part life of the 17th Kamarpa While I found it challenging to keep track of the various religious men, I decided to let that part of the detail just connect where it may, as the gist of the story was the most important If you feel the need, no doubt you can follow up on of the associated individuals if you so choose.Some may find this a challenging read, however I m personally glad to have read it.

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