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In the Shadow of the Buddha: One Man's Journey of Spiritual Discovery & Political Danger in Tibet

In the Shadow of the Buddha: One Man's Journey of Spiritual Discovery & Political Danger in Tibet

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About the Book: In the Shadow of the Buddha: Secret Journeys and Spiritual Discovery in Tibet Spiritual biography meets edge-of-your-seat undercover reporting: How an American Buddhist smuggled out hard evidence of abuse and torture in Tibet. For nearly a decade, Matteo Pistono smuggled out of Tibet evidence of atrocities by the Chinese government, showing it to the United States government, human rights organisations, and anyone who would listen. Yet Pistono did not originally intend to fight for social justice in Tibet - he had gone there as a Buddhist pilgrim. Pistono's quest led him to Tibet and to a meditation master whose spiritual brother is Sogyal Rinpoche, bestselling author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Pistono not only became the master's student but also couriered messages to him in Tibet from the Dalai Lama in India. This began an extraordinary, and ultimately vital, adventure. In the Shadow of the Buddha is a book about Tibet through the eyes of a devotee - a stranger hiding in plain sight. It's about how a culture's rich spiritual past is slipping away against the force of a tyrannical future. It's about how Tibetans live today, and the tenacity of their faith in the future in spite of dire repression and abuse. It's also about Pistono's own journey from being a frustrated political activist to becoming a practicing Buddhist mystic, a man who traveled thousands of miles and risked his own life to pursue freedom and peace. From Wyoming to Himalayan meditation caves to Capitol Hill, Pistono's account of his quest for illumination and justice is heartbreaking and inspiring. Raised with the belief that social activism is a core responsibility, he began travelling to Tibet in 1999, motivated by his fascination with Terton Sogyal, a 19th-century mystic. Travelling as both a journalist and Buddhist pilgrim, he found himself at the crossroads of spirituality and politics when he was asked to serve as a human-rights courier, earning to the West evi
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Language English
Publication Date July 21, 2011
Publisher Hay House
Contributor(s) Matteo Pistono
Binding Paperback
Edition 2011
Page Count 272
ISBN 10 9381431078
ISBN 13 9789381431078
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  1.  Beautiful book 3 September, 2013 On Junglee.com
    I picked this up after reading an excerpt from it. Absolutely loved this book. I've always had a love for Tibet, and a wish to go visit once.

    The book is a detailed account of how the author is drawn to Tibet, his frequent visits to Tibet, including ones he undertakes after the Chinese invasion, and how things have changed in Tibet. I loved the author's personal journey to becoming a buddhist and some of the tales he describes are truly mind boggling.

    All in all, if you love traveling, have wanted a feel of what you might expect in Tibet, and why Tibet is truly on of teh most fascinating places on earth, read this book. I love it!
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