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High Peaks Pure Earth Winter 2016 Reading List

High Peaks Pure Earth Winter 2016 Reading List

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We’ve updated our Summer 2016 reading list to include a staggering 17 more titles covering the span of the entire Tibetan Buddhist world.

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“Between Dawn and Birth of a Song” by Tenpa Dhargyal Gashi

“Between Dawn and Birth of a Song” by Tenpa Dhargyal Gashi

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Published in Canada in September 2016, “Between Dawn and Birth of a Song” is a volume of poetry by Canada-based exile Tibetan Tenpa Dhargyal Gashi.

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“9 Months in Tibet” By Rupert Wolfe-Murray

“9 Months in Tibet” By Rupert Wolfe-Murray

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Published in August 2016 by Scotland Street Press, “9 Months in Tibet” by Rupert Wolfe-Murray is a book of travel writing documenting his time in Tibet as a solo traveller in 1986. 

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“The Life of the Madman of Ü” By David DiValerio

“The Life of the Madman of Ü” By David DiValerio

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Published in October 2016 by Oxford University Press, “The Life of the Madman of Ü” by David DiValerio tells the story of Künga Zangpo (1458-1532), a famous Tibetan Buddhist ascetic of the Kagyü sect. Having grown weary of the trials of human existence, Zangpo renounced the world during his teenage years, committing himself to learning and practicing the holy Dharma […]

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“Remembering the Lotus-Born: Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet’s Golden Age” By Daniel Hirshberg

“Remembering the Lotus-Born: Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet’s Golden Age” By Daniel Hirshberg

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Published in October 2016 by Wisdom Publications, “Remembering the Lotus-Born: Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet’s Golden Age” by Daniel Hirshberg sheds light on the work of Nyangrel Nyima Öser (1124–92), one of the most influential yet least known figures in the history of Tibetan Buddhism.

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“Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of Sönam Peldren” By Suzanne M. Bessenger

“Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of Sönam Peldren” By Suzanne M. Bessenger

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Published in August 2016 by Oxford University Press, “Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of Sönam Peldren” by Suzanne M. Bessenger explores the issues of gender and sainthood raised by the discovery of a previously unpublished “liberation story” of the fourteenth-century Tibetan female Buddhist practitioner Sönam Peldren.

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“In the Service of the 13th and 14th Dalai Lamas – Choegyal Nyima Lhundrup Kashopa” By Jamyang Choegyal Kasho

“In the Service of the 13th and 14th Dalai Lamas – Choegyal Nyima Lhundrup Kashopa” By Jamyang Choegyal Kasho

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Published in 2015 by Tibethaus in Germany, “In the Service of the 13th and 14th Dalai Lamas – Choegyal Nyima Lhundrup Kashopa” is a biography of prominent political figure Kashopa Choegyal Nyima written by his son Jamyang Choegyal Kasho. The book features a foreword by Tsering Shakya and an historical note by Robert Barnett.

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“The Division of Heaven and Earth: On Tibet’s Peaceful Revolution” By Shokdung

“The Division of Heaven and Earth: On Tibet’s Peaceful Revolution” By Shokdung

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Published by Hurst in December 2016, “The Division of Heaven and Earth: On Tibet’s Peaceful Revolution” by Shokdung and translated by Matthew Akester, is one of the most influential and important books from Tibet in the modern era — a passionate indictment of Chinese policies and an eloquent analysis of protests that swept Tibet from March 2008 as a re-awakening of […]

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“Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo’s Guide to Central Tibet” By Matthew Akester

“Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo’s Guide to Central Tibet” By Matthew Akester

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Published in September 2016 by Serindia Publications, “Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo’s Guide to Central Tibet” by Matthew Akester is an illustrated translation of the earliest and best-known guidebook to Tibet.

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“Contesting the Yellow Dragon: Ethnicity, Religion, and the State in the Sino-Tibetan Borderland” By Xiaofei Kang and Donald S. Sutton

“Contesting the Yellow Dragon: Ethnicity, Religion, and the State in the Sino-Tibetan Borderland” By Xiaofei Kang and Donald S. Sutton

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Published in June 2016 by Brill, “Contesting the Yellow Dragon: Ethnicity, Religion, and the State in the Sino-Tibetan Borderland” by Xiaofei Kang and Donald S. Sutton is the first long-term study of the Sino-Tibetan borderland.

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