Freedom in Exile

Freedom in Exile : The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama

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In this astonishingly frank autobiography, the Dalai Lama reveals the remarkable inner strength that allowed him to master both the mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism and the brutal realities of Chinese Communism.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 134 x 204 x 19.3mm | 258.55g
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • b&w photographs, index
  • 0060987014
  • 9780060987015
  • 195,293

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"A simple and powerful autobiography. The Dalai Lama's story of exile must serve, of course, as a vital historical witness, not only to inhumanity but to compassion as well, not only to betrayal and treachery but to generosity and faithfulness." -- "Los Angeles Times Book Review""Compelling...fascinating....eye-opening." -- "Washington Post Book World""The prose is clear and engaging, full of subtle implication and humor. His observations of Western culture are poignant."-- "San Francisco Chronicle""Forthright...often amusing...he has retained much of the freshness of the child's view of what was happening to him, and his account is moving." -- "New York Times Book Review""An earnest, inspiring, and wholly captivating classic tale of spiritual adventure. With candor, great charm, and good humor, the winner of last year's Nobel Peace Prize tells his life story." --" Kirkus Reviews""His autobiography was waited for, and is worth waiting for."-- "Chicago Sun-Times""Throughout his story, told with great humility, the Dalai Lama reveals his obligation both to address the time-honored spiritual needs of his people and to help them deal with the practical considerations of their disrupted lives. Anyone wanting to understand Tibet today will do well to read this priest-king's tale of coping with the ancient and modern worlds that have shaped him." -- "Chicago Tribune"
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3,853 ratings
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