• The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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    • Category : BUDDHISM
    • ISBN Code: 9780307267603
    • Format : Paperback
    • By (Author): Iyer, Pico
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published Date: 01 Mar 2008


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One of the most acclaimed and perceptive observers of globalism and Buddhism now gives us the first serious considerationfor Buddhist and non-Buddhist alikeof the Fourteenth Dalai Lamas work and ideas as a politician, scientist, and philosopher.

Pico Iyer has been engaged in conversation with the Dalai Lama (a friend of his fathers) for the last three decadesan ongoing exploration of his message and its effectiveness. Now, in this insightful, impassioned book, Iyer captures the paradoxes of the Dalai Lamas position: though he has brought the ideas of Tibet to world attention, Tibet itself is being remade as a Chinese province; though he was born in one of the remotest, least developed places on earth, he has become a champion of globalism and technology. He is a religious leader who warns against being needlessly distracted by religion; a Tibetan head of state who suggests that exile from Tibet can be an opportunity; an incarnation of a Tibetan god who stresses his everyday humanity.

Moving from Dharamsala, Indiathe seat of the Tibetan government-in-exileto Lhasa, Tibet, to venues in the West, where the Dalai Lamas pragmatism, rigor, and scholarship are sometimes lost on an audience yearning for mystical visions, The Open Road illuminates the hidden life, the transforming ideas, and the daily challenges of a global icon.


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