This year a new book will be published on the life and times of His Holiness Dalai Lama, Tibetian spiritual leader, who turned 85 on 6 July. The book is written by Tenzin Geyche Tethong and will be published by Roli Books under the title ‘His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography.’
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As his nearest assistant and adviser, Tenzin Geyche Tethong connected with His Holiness Dalai Lama for more than four decades. The biography ‘also features the spiritual leader’s personal message, along with a foreword from his younger brother, Tenzin Choegal,’ reports PTI.
‘His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography’ also includes about the influential spiritual leader some 400 rare pictures and records. Tethong had to pen the 352-page book for roughly five years.
Commenting on the forthcoming biography, the publishers said in a statement. According to PTI, “From the early days of His Holiness Dalai Lama. When he lived a comfortable yet disciplined life between the palaces of Potala and Norbulingka. To the complicated and ultimately threatening relationship with communist China. The book gives us a snapshot of an significant part of history. Before the Dalai Lama had to do so.
The Dalai Lama, now living in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. He fled from Tibet at the age of 23, and came to India. His ideals on tolerance and nonviolence and democracy won him the prestigious 1989 Nobel Peace Award.
The publication of ‘His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: A unique Biography’ will go out in October 2020. It will also be in other languages such as Russian, German, Ducth, Italian.
His Holiness Dalai Lama said: This is our only home on this planet. Climate scientists predict global warming will hit such a point. Over the next couple of decades that certain water bodies will go dry. So it is very important to ecology and combat global warming.