Anagarika Govinda





Anagarika Govinda

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born
in Waldheim, Germany
May 17, 1898

died
January 14, 1985

gender
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He was the son of a German father and a Bolivian mother. His family was quite well to do, owning silver mines in South America as well as a cigar factory.[1] After spending two years in the German army during World War I, he caught tuberculosis and was discharged. He briefly studied philosophy and archeology at Freiburg University. From 1920 until 1928 he lived in an international art colony on Capri in Italy, working as a abstract painter and a poet, receiving some money from his family. He carried out archeological research in Naples and Cagliari and studied tumuli in the Mediterranean including North Africa, still intending to get a doctorate. This ambition came to an end, when he became interested in Buddhism and meditation.
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