Second Dalai Lama: His Life and Teachings

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The Second Dalai Lama's writings and biography are brought vividly to life in this extraordinary book by the renowned translator Glenn Mullin through a selection of the Second Dalai Lama's ecstatic outpourings of enlightened teaching. He gives us a glimpse into the visionary life of this outspoken and unconventional Dalai Lama. Mullin provides a readable and comprehensive introduction to the life and times of the Second Dalai Lama, and the selections of works contained herein greatly enrich our understanding of ...

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Overview

The Second Dalai Lama's writings and biography are brought vividly to life in this extraordinary book by the renowned translator Glenn Mullin through a selection of the Second Dalai Lama's ecstatic outpourings of enlightened teaching. He gives us a glimpse into the visionary life of this outspoken and unconventional Dalai Lama. Mullin provides a readable and comprehensive introduction to the life and times of the Second Dalai Lama, and the selections of works contained herein greatly enrich our understanding of his exalted realizations.

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After China occupied Tibet in the 1950s, it embarked on a long campaign to eradicate Tibetan cultural and religious heritage by closing monasteries, looting temples and museums, and burning thousands of ancient books. The campaign is still under way. Accordingly, the exiled Dalai Lama and the worldwide sympathetic scholarly community are saving, translating, and publishing as much of the existing Tibetan literature as they can. Tibetologist, author, Tantric meditation teacher, and translator Mullin (The Female Buddhas: Women of Enlightenment in Tibetan Mystical Art), an associate of the current Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, has divided his book into three parts: a general introduction to Tibetan religious history and the lineage of the Dalai Lamas, a biography of the Second Dalai Lama (1475-1541), particularly noted for his poetry, and a selection in 25 chapters of his mystical poems, translated and commented on by Mullin. This book is very inviting and informative, but because of its esoteric subject matter it will appeal mainly to scholarly readers. Recommended for academic libraries.-James F. DeRoche, Alexandria, VA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781559392334
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/25/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Glenn H. Mullin is an internationally renowned Tibetologist, author, and expert on Buddhist meditation. Glenn lived in Dharamsala, India, the home of the Dalai Lama, for many years where he studied Tibetan language, literature, yoga, and meditation under twenty-five of the greatest masters of Tibet. He is author of over fifteen books on Buddhist topics and has led many pilgrimages to Nepal and Tibet in the last five years. He now divides his time among writing, lecturing, giving workshops, and leading pilgrimages to the power places of Central Asia.
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