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- DescriptionFull of curious episodes such as the miracle of the talking calf, rumours of black magic in personal conflicts, and lamas with superrmal powers , this volume of memoirs recounts the experiences of an English Buddhist monk working in the mid-1950s to revive Buddhism in the land of its birth. The author's descriptions present a detailed kaleidoscope of the Indian landscape as he relates his grittier encounters with royalty and religion, poverty and politics, corruption and igrance. His quest takes him all over India, from his hermitage in Kalimpong in the Himalayas to collaboration with a film star in Bombay and involvement in the spectacular festivals to celebrate 2500 years of Buddhism. The story reaches its climax when Sangharakshita addresses 30 mass meetings in four days to console and encourage the hundreds of thousands of ex-untouchables - recent converts to Buddhism - following the sudden death of their hero, Dr Ambedkar.
- Author BiographyA respected translator and author of over fifty books, Sangharakshita began studying BUddhism at the age of 16. After 20 years studying in India he returned to England and set up the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order which has over 65 centres worldwide, including the USA.
- Author(s)Bikshu Sangharakshita
- PublisherWindhorse Publications
- Date of Publication01/04/1996
- SubjectBiography: Religious & Spiritual
- Place of PublicationBirmingham
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintWindhorse Publications
- Out-of-print date05/03/2016
- Content Note4pp photographs
- Weight667 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine28 mm
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