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By Yangzom Brauen

ISBN-10: 0312600135

ISBN-13: 9780312600136

[i]A robust, emotional memoir and a rare portrait of 3 generations of Tibetan ladies whose lives are ceaselessly replaced whilst Chairman Mao’s purple military crushes Tibetan independence, sending a tender mom and her six-year-old daughter on a treacherous trip around the snowy Himalayas towards freedom

[/i]Kunsang idea she might by no means depart Tibet. one of many country's youngest Buddhist nuns, she grew up in a distant mountain village the place, as undefined, she entered the neighborhood nunnery. although basic, Kunsang's lifestyles gave her all she wanted: a oneness with nature and a experience of the non secular in all issues. She married a monk, had young ones, and lived in peace and prayer. yet no longer for lengthy. there has been a asserting in Tibet: "When the iron poultry flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan humans can be scattered like ants around the face of the earth." The chinese language invasion of Tibet in 1950 replaced every little thing. whilst squaddies arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying every little thing of their course, Kunsang and her kin fled around the Himalayas merely to spend years in Indian refugee camps. She misplaced both her husband and her youngest baby on that trip, yet the future held a rare flip of occasions that will endlessly swap her life--the arrival within the refugee camps of a classy younger Swiss guy lengthy fascinated about Tibet. Martin Brauen will fall immediately in love with Kunsang's younger daughter, Sonam, finally successful her middle and hand, and taking mother and daughter with him to Switzerland, the place Yangzom might be born.

Many tales lie hidden till the correct individual arrives to inform them. In rescuing the tale of her now 90-year-old inspirational grandmother and her mom, Yangzom Brauen has given us a booklet packed with love, braveness, and triumph,as good as allowing us a unprecedented and vibrant glimpse of existence in rural Tibet prior to the coming of the Chinese. Most importantly, though, ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS is a testomony to 3 robust, made up our minds girls who are linked by an unbreakable family members bond.  

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Yang, as a proponent of the Mahāyāna, believed that the Buddhism of China was the most complete and authentic. His plan for restoring Buddhism in India was to return the Chinese canon of translated Indian texts (including the Mahāyāna sūtras) to the land of their origin. Yang and Dharmapāla corresponded over the next fifteen years, agreeing on the importance of spreading Buddhism to the West. Toward that end, Yang collaborated with Rev. Richard in an English translation of The Awakening of Faith, published in 1907.

Although the order was rescinded in 1905, Buddhist leaders saw this as an opportunity to respond to criticism (and prevent the seizure of their lands), converting monasteries to schools and academies for the training of monks. Modeled to a certain introduction 17 degree on Christian seminaries, the monastic schools set out to train monks in the Buddhist classics. The monks would in turn go out in public and teach these texts to the laity. Yang’s academy was one of a number of such schools. 19 One of the students at Yang’s school was the monk Taixu.

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