By Matteo Pistono
Spiritual biography meets edge-of-your-seat undercover reporting: how an American Buddhist smuggled out tough facts of abuse and torture in Tibet.
for almost a decade, Matteo Pistono smuggled out of Tibet proof of atrocities by way of the chinese language govt, exhibiting it to the U.S. executive, human rights companies, and a person who may pay attention. but Pistono didn't initially intend to struggle for social justice in Tibet-he had long gone there as a Buddhist pilgrim.
disenchanted through a occupation in American politics, he had long gone to the Himalayas searching for an easier lifestyle. After encountering Buddhism in Nepal, Pistono's quest led him to Tibet and to a meditation grasp whose religious brother is Sogyal Rinpoche, bestselling writer of The Tibetan publication of dwelling and Dying. Pistono not just grew to become the master's scholar but in addition couriered messages to him in Tibet from the Dalai Lama in India. This all started a unprecedented, and eventually very important, event.
In the Shadow of the Buddha is a ebook approximately Tibet in the course of the eyes of a devotee-a stranger hiding in undeniable sight. it really is approximately how a culture's wealthy religious previous is slipping away opposed to the strength of a tyrannical destiny. it truly is approximately how Tibetans stay this present day, and the tenacity in their religion sooner or later even with dire repression and abuse. it is also approximately Pistono's personal trip from being a pissed off political activist to changing into a working towards Buddhist mystic, a guy who traveled hundreds of thousands of miles and risked his personal existence to pursue freedom and peace.
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