By Matteo Pistono
Spiritual biography meets edge-of-your-seat undercover reporting: how an American Buddhist smuggled out challenging proof of abuse and torture in Tibet.
for almost a decade, Matteo Pistono smuggled out of Tibet proof of atrocities via the chinese language govt, displaying it to the U.S. govt, human rights firms, and somebody who might pay attention. but Pistono didn't initially intend to struggle for social justice in Tibet-he had long past there as a Buddhist pilgrim.
disenchanted by way of a profession in American politics, he had long past to the Himalayas trying to find an easier lifestyle. After encountering Buddhism in Nepal, Pistono's quest led him to Tibet and to a meditation grasp whose religious brother is Sogyal Rinpoche, bestselling writer of The Tibetan publication of dwelling and Dying. Pistono not just turned the master's pupil but additionally couriered messages to him in Tibet from the Dalai Lama in India. This begun a unprecedented, and eventually very important, experience.
In the Shadow of the Buddha is a ebook approximately Tibet during the eyes of a devotee-a stranger hiding in undeniable sight. it truly is approximately how a culture's wealthy religious prior is slipping away opposed to the strength of a tyrannical destiny. it really is approximately how Tibetans reside this day, and the tenacity in their religion sooner or later regardless of dire repression and abuse. it is also approximately Pistono's personal trip from being a pissed off political activist to turning into a practising Buddhist mystic, a guy who traveled millions of miles and risked his personal lifestyles to pursue freedom and peace.
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