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Dalai Lama, My Son

A Mother's Story

Dalai Lama, My Son by Diki Tsering
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In this fascinating memoir the Dalai Lama’s mother tells a compelling woman’s story. With vivid and intimate details, she recounts her life’s humble beginning, the customs and rituals of old Tibet, the births of her sixteen children (only seven of whom survived), learning her son’s remarkable destiny, the family’s arduous move to Lhasa before the Chinese invasion of Tibet, and their escape and eventual exile. Rich in historic and cultural details, this moving memoir personalizes the history of the Tibetan people—the magic of their culture, the role of their women, and their ancient ideals of compassion, faith, and equanimity.
Penguin Publishing Group; May 2001
208 pages; ISBN 9781101199435
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Title: Dalai Lama, My Son
Author: Diki Tsering; Khedroob Thondup