Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama: The Untold Story of the Holy Men Who Shaped Tibet, from Pre-history to the Present Day
His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is known to the world for his efforts to preserve Tibetan culture and for his inspiring spiritual teachings. Often unnoticed, however, is the long, colorful history from which this most beloved of holy men has emerged. In Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama, Alexander Norman tells this story in full for the first time, from Tibetan Buddhis...more
ebook, NOOKbook, 288 pages
Published February 16th 2010 by Harmony
(first published January 1st 2010)
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Sep 17, 2011 Scott rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
A great look into the history of the institution of the Dalai Lama from ancient times up to the present 14th. Though not exactly historical in some places it is a great read and provides a good understanding of Tibetan Buddhism and the current political situation in Tibet.