Surviving the dragon: a Tibetan lama's account of 40 years under Chinese rule

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Rodale ;
Pub. Date:
c2010.
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English
Lexile measure:
1110L
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On a peaceful summer day in 1952, ten monks on horseback arrived at a traditional nomad tent in northeastern Tibet where they offered the parents of a precocious toddler their white handloomed scarves and congratulations for having given birth to a holy child--and future spiritual leader. Surviving the Dragon is the remarkable life story of Arjia Rinpoche, who was ordained as a reincarnate lama at the age of two and fled Tibet 46 years later. In his gripping memoir, Rinpoche relates the story of having been abandoned in his monastery as a young boy after witnessing the torture and arrest of his monastery family. In the years to come, Rinpoche survived under harsh Chinese rule, as he was forced into hard labor and endured continual public humiliation as part of Mao's Communist "reeducation." By turns moving, suspenseful, historical, and spiritual, Rinpoche's unique experiences provide a rare window into a tumultuous period of Chinese history and offer readers an uncommon glimpse inside a Buddhist monastery in Tibet.
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9781605297545
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1110L
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subject_facet Buddhists -- China -- Tibet -- Spiritual life
Lobsang Tubten Jigme Gyatso, -- 1950-
Monastic and religious life -- China -- Tibet
Political activists -- China -- Tibet -- Biography
Reincarnate lamas -- China -- Tibet -- Biography
Ta er si (Huangzhong Xian, China) -- Biography
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Tibet (China) -- History -- 1951-
Tibet (China) -- Politics and government -- 1951-
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Lobsang Tubten Jigme Gyatso
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Reincarnate lamas
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