Dalai Lama by Diki Tsering audiobook

Dalai Lama: My Son

By Diki Tsering
Read by Arabella Hong

Simon & Schuster Audio
4.37 Hours 1
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Born to humble but prosperous peasants in 1901, the Year of the Ox, Diki Tsering grew up a simple girl with a simple life and the ordinary ambition to be a good wife and mother. When faith and fate led her son Lhamo Dhondup to be recognized as the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, her world altered completely. In Dalai Lama, My Son she recounts her own amazing story from her early life with her "tended family and siblings to the customs and rituals of old Tibet and her arranged marriage at age sixteen. She vividly recalls the births of her children and their Buddhist upbringing; His Holiness, unfolding personality; the visitors who came to her town to seek the new Dalai Lama; the family's arduous move to Lhasa; and the years there until the Chinese invasion of Tibet and the family's escape and eventual exile. Rich in historic and cultural details, this moving glimpse into the origins of the Dalai Lama personalizes the history of the Tibetan people, the magic of their culture, the role of their women, and their ancient ideals of compassion, faith, and equanimity.

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Summary

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Born to humble but prosperous peasants in 1901, the Year of the Ox, Diki Tsering grew up a simple girl with a simple life and the ordinary ambition to be a good wife and mother. When faith and fate led her son Lhamo Dhondup to be recognized as the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, her world altered completely.

In Dalai Lama, My Son she recounts her own amazing story from her early life with her "tended family and siblings to the customs and rituals of old Tibet and her arranged marriage at age sixteen. She vividly recalls the births of her children and their Buddhist upbringing; His Holiness, unfolding personality; the visitors who came to her town to seek the new Dalai Lama; the family's arduous move to Lhasa; and the years there until the Chinese invasion of Tibet and the family's escape and eventual exile.

Rich in historic and cultural details, this moving glimpse into the origins of the Dalai Lama personalizes the history of the Tibetan people, the magic of their culture, the role of their women, and their ancient ideals of compassion, faith, and equanimity.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A priceless glimpse of His Holiness the Dalai Lama…and an intensely moving personal account of the life of a woman both simple and profound.”  Tricycle
“This spare, fascinating autobiography by the Dalai Lama’s mama addresses issues as diverse as faith, political intrigue and the harsh demands of rural life.”  Publishers Weekly
“Tsering recounts an astonishing amount of detail in her vivid and moving descriptions of everyday life, illuminating the simple if laborious world of Tibetan peasantry…This story of faith and perseverance preserves Tibet’s past and gives heart to those struggling to secure its future.”  Booklist

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Author Bio: Diki Tsering

Author Bio: Diki Tsering

Diki Tsering, the mother of the Dalai Lama, was revered by the Tibetan people. In her book she describes the background and early life of the fourteenth Dalai Lama.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 4.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English