The Dance of 17 Lives
The Dance of 17 Lives

The Dance of 17 Lives

The Incredible True Story of Tibets 17th Karmapa
Product Details
  • ISBN 13:9781582345987
  • Author:Mick Brown
  • Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Genre:Buddhism
  • Language: English
  • Publish Year:2005
  • Edition:Reprint Edition
  • Cover:Paperback
  • Pages:304
  • Size:128 X 21X 197 mm
  • Weight:328 grams
  • Remarks:Colour Photographs, Map, Chronology, Bibliography, Glossary and Acknowledgements.

The Dance of 17 Lives: The Incredible True Story of Tibet's 17th Karmapa By Mick Brown 

In January 2000, two Ambassador taxis twisted their way up the narrow road leading towards Dharamsala in the Himalayan foothills of northern India - the home-in-exile of the Dalai Lama. In one taxi was a fourteen-year-old boy, the 17th Karmapa, one of the most important figures in Tibetan Buddhism. The boy's arrival in Dharamsala was the culmination of an extraordinary escape which had brought him 900 miles across the Himalayas, in conditions of high danger, from the monastery in Tibet where he had lived since he was seven years old. Fascinated by this charismatic young figure, Mick Brown travelled to Dharamsala to meet him, and found himself drawn into the labyrinthine - not to say surreal - web of intrigue surrounding the 17th Karmapa's recognition and young life.