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The fourteen Dalai Lamas : a sacred legacy of reincarnation, Glenn H. Mullin ; edited by Valerie Shepherd ; foreword by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

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The fourteen Dalai Lamas : a sacred legacy of reincarnation
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The fourteen Dalai Lamas
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a sacred legacy of reincarnation
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Glenn H. Mullin ; edited by Valerie Shepherd ; foreword by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
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14 Dalai Lamas
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eng
Review
  • Quick trivia quiz: Which 18th-century Dalai Lama is, according to legend, still alive and traveling the earth incognito? Answer: the Sixth, who supposedlywanders the world to assist others with his spiritual knowledge. Glenn Mullin's The Fourteen Dalai Lamas: A Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation offers this tidbit alongside thousands of other anecdotes, facts and legends about the spiritual leaders of Tibet through over the last six centuries. Well researched andengagingly written, this may prove to be the definitive source on Tibet'sFab Fourteen. ( July) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
  • With the growing interest in the current Dalai Lama, as evidenced by the media coverage and by the number of his books currently available, this volume will be welcomed by readers. Mullin's thorough knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism and the lives of the Dalai Lamas is clearly evident here (the publisher claims that he has been studying the subject his entire life), and his coverage of the lives of all 14 Dalai Lamas in one volume makes it especially informative. In addition to biographical details, Mullin quotes from their writings, giving us insight into their teachings as well. The first chapter reviews details and legends concerning the previous lives of the first Dalai Lama, born in 1391. Mullin then devotes a chapter each to the lives of the 14 incarnations of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddhist deity of compassion. In his introduction, Mullin discusses important issues such as why he confined himself almost exclusively to Tibetan sources. The book ends with a thorough bibliography of primary and secondary sources. A substantial and very important contribution; highly recommended for any library.—David Bourquin, California State Univ., San Bernardino --David Bourquin (Reviewed July 1, 2001) (Library Journal, vol 126, issue 12, p98)
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collective biography
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231377
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Mullin, Glenn H
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294.3/923/0922
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  • illustrations
  • portraits
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index present
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non fiction
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Shepherd, Valerie M
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  • Religious life
  • Dalai lamas
  • Religious leaders
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a sacred legacy of reincarnation
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The fourteen Dalai Lamas : a sacred legacy of reincarnation, Glenn H. Mullin ; edited by Valerie Shepherd ; foreword by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 527-535) and index
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000020830308
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 555 p.
Isbn
9781574160390
Lccn
99044923
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ill., ports.
Label
The fourteen Dalai Lamas : a sacred legacy of reincarnation, Glenn H. Mullin ; edited by Valerie Shepherd ; foreword by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 527-535) and index
Control code
000020830308
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 555 p.
Isbn
9781574160390
Lccn
99044923
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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