Product Description. Gendun Choephel is a legendary figure in Tibet. Believed to be the reincarnation of a famous Buddhist lama, this promising young monk. Visionary, artist, poet, iconoclast, philosopher, adventurer, master of the arts of love, tantric yogin, Buddhist saint. These are some of the terms that describe. A new translation of The Passion Book brings to light author Gendun Chopel’s belief that even sexual pleasure could be a path to enlightenment.

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The film is also available on DVD direct from the director’s website. Accept only what you learn with your own mind and agree with that.

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That was during — 61, my hard times, the years of great stress and total confusion. What chance is the for clean behavior? Reflections on Tibet I had other priorities; I had to earn a living.

He wrote forcefully, elegantly and choepheo. Views Read View source View history. Sankrityayana did not have formal education and degrees; yet, in consideration of his learning and scholarship, choephfl was appointed professor of Indology at the University of Leningrad.

I had no opportunity to meet the Mahapandita. He got associated with the Tibetan Revolutionary Party ; and, designed its logo: This documentary is valuable insofar as it does a good job of informing the viewer about a 20th century Tibetan intellectual named Gendun Chophel, who began his life as a monastic but rebelled against rigidity and stagnation in Tibetan Buddhist and Tibetan political institutions as they existed just prior to the invasion of Tibet in by Chinese communists.


Posted by sreenivasaraos on September 11, in Rahula Sankrityayana. Buddhismhe said, gndun very much a voice from within the Hindu fold. Rahula Sankrityayana — Today Choephel is a revered figure in his homeland, and an influential symbol of hope for those seeking political and spiritual reform in a free Tibet.

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He too lived an interesting and an adventurous life. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

The documentary is superb, yet fails to demonstrate how the Communist Chinese unjustly assassinated hundreds of thousands of innocent Monks while forcing them to perform inhumane atrocities!! Gendun Choephel visited India and was thoroughly taken up by the turbulence of the freedom movement. Sankrityayana argued that his conversion to Buddhism was for him, not a change from one religion to another, but just a change in emphasis on certain things.

Largely ignored or reviled in his lifetime, the ‘angry monk’ Choephel has become an important figure in a rapidly changeing Tibet”. But his passion was Hindi. See offer for details. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Memory loss, diabetes, high blood pressure and a mild stroke struck him down.

Rajendra Prasad who later became the first president of the Indian Republic in social constructive activities. Views Read Edit View history. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. One of the reasons for his expulsion from the communist party was perhaps his strong emotional attachment to Hindi.

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It is said that during his lifetime he visited Tibet four times. By about this timehe gave up his monastic status. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


The Madman’s Middle Way: After leaving the monastery inand fueled by cheophel intellectual curiosity and free-spirited nature, Choephel traveled throughout Tibet and India in order to understand the true history of his country.

The remarkable thing about the book is the way it presents history as a series of stories of imaginary characters. I did, of course, send him a few letters. See all 7 reviews.

He even toyed with the idea of setting up a Buddhist Choephdl in Choephl. These essays were critical of modern HinduismChristianityand British imperialism. Shortly after the occupation of Lhasa by the Chinese army, Gendun Choephel diedin the middle of October, As regards his physical appearance, it is said Rahula was a very handsome person, standing over six feet tallwith wide forehead, broad shoulders and chest.

Navigation menu Personal tools Chorphel in. It had a profound impact on him. With any hope for reform crushed by the arrival of Mao’s army, Choephel entered an intense period of inebriation from which he never recovered, passing away in at the age of Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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