Published in April 2013 by Hay House India and currently only available in India, “His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje – A Biography” by Tsering Namgyal Khortsa is a biography of the head of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.
From the publisher: “Born on 26th June 1985 in eastern Tibet to nomadic parents, Ogyen Trinley Dorje was identified in 1992 as the reincarnation of the 16th Karmapa. He became the first Tibetan reincarnation to be recognized by both the Dalai Lama and he Beijing Government. The 15- year-old monk made headlines when he fled from Tibet in January 2000 to escape the repressive Chinese regime. Currently based near Dharamshala (in Himachal Pradesh, India), the seventeenth Karmapa is widely seen as an important spiritual leader of the twenty-first century. Over the past decade he has attained the status of a deeply revered guru apart from emerging as an excellent artist (with a meticulous eye for details), an accomplished playwright, an impressive orator (who peppers his talks with humour) and a dedicated activist for the conservation and protection of the environment.”
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