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In January 2000, two Ambassador taxis twisted their way up the narrow road leading towards Dharamsala in the Himalayan foothills of northern India the home in exile of the Dalai Lama In one taxi was a fourteen year old boy, the 17th Karmapa, one of the most important figures in Tibetan Buddhism The boy s arrival in Dharamsala was the culmination of an extraordinary escape which had brought him 900 miles across the Himalayas, in conditions of high danger, from the monastery in Tibet where he had lived since he was seven years old Fascinated by this charismatic young figure, Mick Brown travelled to Dharamsala to meet him, and found himself drawn into the labyrinthine not to say surreal web of intrigue surrounding the 17th Karmapa s recognition and young life....

Title : Dance of 17 Lives: The Incredible True Story of Tibet's 17th Karmapa
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ISBN : 0747568715
ISBN13 : 978-0747568711
Format Type : EPub
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing Auflage 1 4 April 2005
Number of Pages : 320 Seiten
File Size : 675 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Dance of 17 Lives: The Incredible True Story of Tibet's 17th Karmapa Reviews

  • Dave
    2019-06-18 12:40

    Eigentlich ganz gut geschrieben, wenn es aber um den Kern der Geschicht geht, sollte man sich unbedingt nicht auf Mick Brown dabei verlassen.Einige Hintergrundgeschichten und Anektoten habe ich mit großen Interesse und mit einen Schmunzeln gelesen, es ist stellenweise sehr amüsant geschrieben. Der Unterhaltungswert eines Buches ist dabei ein wichtiger Faktor, der Mick Brown dem Leser nicht vorenthalten hat.Kommt man zum Kern der eigentlichen Geschichte wirkt Mick Brown wie ein verwunschener Märchenerzähler.Dann kann man Stellen finden wo er von Gerüchten gehört hat, was sich Leute unter vorgehaltener Hand erzählen und nicht zuletzt seine Meinung dazu zum Besten gibt.Außerdem gibt es Stellen wo Behauptungen und Thesen aufgestellt werden, die jeglicher sachlicher Grundlage entbehren.Es ist ein Buch von Meinungen, Polemik, und Gerüchten, selten fand ich einen Anhaltspunkt das Mick Brown nachgeforscht hat um der Sache mal auf den Grund zu gehen. Dieses Buch ist höchst einseitig recherchiert worden und gespickt mit vorgefasten Meinungen.Weil ihm die Grundlage für klare Fakten fehlen, muss er ausweichen und sich in Andeutungen ergehen.Journalistisch ist dieses Buch der Supergau für einen Autor der vergeblich versucht so ein wichtiges Thema so amateurisch aufzuarbeiten.Ich frage mich wie naiv muss man sein, um den Inhalt des Buches für bare Münze zu halten?Unbedingt auch Erik D. Curren Buch, "Buddhas Not Smiling" lesen. "Karmapa Prophecies, Sylvia Wong.Es ist nicht ganz so unterhaltsam geschrieben, dafür journalistisch wertfoll.Im Kontrast dieser drei Bücher wird dem Leser sehr schnell klar, was Licht und was Schatten ist.

  • Yeshe 108
    2019-07-15 10:43

    Mick Browns book seems on the first view well done and convincing. It's well written and gives a nice oveview about the 1st to 16th Karmapas. But the he does the same mistake as others who wrote about Karmapa Ugyen Trinle f.e. Lea Terhune): Since almost 10 years two 17th Karmapa are inthronized: Thaye Dorje and Ugyen Trinle. Brown just repeats the arguments of the Tsurphu Labrang, Ugyen Trinleys office and presents Karmapa Thaye Dorje and his supporters in a quite negative and even polemical way. Not only that you may ask what are polemics good for in a book about the 17 lives of the great saint Karmapa, on top he has few truthworth sources!The worse is, that he accuses in two cases followers of HH Karmapa Thaye Dorje of murder: One of it is the case of the ex general secretary of the 16th Karmapa's monastery in Sikkim, Topga Rinpoche, who s accused of having killed his predecessor as Karmapa's General Secretary Damchoe Yongdu. And this only on base of an accusation of the other, probably jealous co-candidate of this post, Tenzin Namgyal.No facts, and even the brothers of the previous general secretary Yongdu don't believe at all that he Yongdu would have died of an unnatural death. More information about all the misleading informations the book gives: rest of the book is ok, but don't take the informations about Shamarpa and his followers for granted, as they are based on rumors (or honestly: slander) and not on facts!!!Best wishesGerd

  • Alex
    2019-07-07 11:01

    @ Gerd "Gerd": Please do NOT understand this as an invitation to discussion. I just want to express my sadness about the dimensions the Karmapa conflict has reached. The propaganda, as obvious in your statement, is disgusting!

  • Verified Buyer
    2019-07-16 10:04

    I chose a 5 star rating because the book was very well written and captivating. The author interviewed all of the major players, including both Karmapa "candidates", and presented a thorough and unbiased account. I also enjoyed the unexpected intreague, drama, and author's sense of humor. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the Karmapa story or about the politics behind Tibetan reincarnate Lamas.

  • Olivia de Haulleville
    2019-07-06 08:43

    Careful, factual, gripping real life story of one of the greatest Saints now living in our time by an excellent writer from Great Britain. Not for everyone, however, as the history is convoluted & could be tedious to those not acquainted with the Tibetan Religious/Political system. A book designed to be read not only in our time but also in the future.

  • David Palmer
    2019-06-16 14:03

    If you are practicing in the Kagyu lineage, or would like to simply know more about the Karmapa and those reincarnates close to him, this is a must read.

  • Hausfrau
    2019-06-29 13:50

    Very interesting book! Must have!!

  • Matthew Tan
    2019-07-15 09:46

    Very heart warming and touching detail story.. almost bringing the characters to live and reacting right infront of you!Once started and you dont want to reading!