The Search for the Panchen Lama

The Search for the Panchen Lama By Isabel Hilton, The Search for the Panchen Lama In May a seven year old Tibetan boy along with his parents and younger brother was taken from his home by Chinese security services Neither the boy nor his family has been seen since His devot
  • Title: The Search for the Panchen Lama
  • Author: Isabel Hilton
  • ISBN: 9780393049695
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Search for the Panchen Lama By Isabel Hilton, In May 1995, a seven year old Tibetan boy, along with his parents and younger brother, was taken from his home by Chinese security services Neither the boy nor his family has been seen since His devotees believe him to be the eleventh incarnation of the Panchen Lama, the second most important incarnation in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy.In The Search for the Pachen LamaIn May 1995, a seven year old Tibetan boy, along with his parents and younger brother, was taken from his home by Chinese security services Neither the boy nor his family has been seen since His devotees believe him to be the eleventh incarnation of the Panchen Lama, the second most important incarnation in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy.In The Search for the Pachen Lama, Isabel Hilton tells the enthralling inside story of how this boy became the innocent prize in a battle between the Chinese regime and the Dalai Lama Starting with the death of the last Panchen Lama, she describes the intrigue surrounding the race to choose Tibet s future religious leader, a decision of enormous importance in the politically charged climate of Tibet Traveling from the Dalai Lama s headquarters in India to all but inaccessible monasteries and villages in the Himalayas, Hilton probes beneath the surface of a society living grudgingly under Chinese rule Throughout, she balances her taut narrative against the fascinating history of Tibet s high lamas, illuminating the unique role religion has played in shaping Tibetan culture and Tibet s uneasy relationship with China.Combining history, travel, and politics, The Search for the Panchen Lama offers an extraordinarily gripping and original window on to a fascinating land.
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    1. view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler 17 05 2015 China urged to release Panchen Lama after 20 years Tibetan exiles are calling for China to release a high ranking monk who disappeared 20 years ago when he was just six years old The boy was detained by the Chinese authorities just three days after the Dalai Lama declared him to be the reincarnated Panchen Lama.


    2. Hilton does an excellent job of explaining all the historical and political complexities of the position of the Panchen Lama in Tibet The book serves as a fascinating biography of the tenth Panchen Lama, and exposes the steps behind the recognition of the eleventh, and the inhumane steps the Chinese government took to discredit the Dalai Lama s true choice I highly recommend this book for anyone with interest in Tibet.


    3. This is a devastating and deeply researched account of how the Chinese government has brutally crushed Tibetan independence and spiritual traditions I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to understand the precarious situation of the Dalai Lama It became clear to me after reading this book that, most likely, the 14th Dalai Lama will be the last The Panchen Lama and the Dalai Lama are the two most important spiritual leaders in Tibetan Buddhism When one dies, the other confirms the rei [...]


    4. The 10th Panchen Lama himself it s a big mystery surrounding Tibetan political scene He arguably very influential Lama after the Great Dalai Lama The story really show how China repression into country based religious such as Tibet He being prisoner since the 1964 until 1977, married and have a daughter But his political view been swing between supporting Chinese or condemned them as destroying Tibetan cultures Isabel Hutton telling this profoundly 10th Panchen Lama to give reader understanding [...]


    5. This book is right up there with Seven Years in Tibet It will make you despise the Chinese Communist Party on so many levels I slowed down near the end because picking up the book literally made me sad A good read and full of history


    6. A little hard to wade through all the facts at times, but all in all a fascinating account I learned much about Buddhism, the Dalai and Panchen Lamas, Tibet and China.


    7. Really fascinating but one sided It s so horrible that Tibetans have lost their language, culture, religion, etc Yet, somehow they have survived.




    8. One of the few non fiction books that have Really Riveted me.And about something I and the rest of the world had known little about.


    9. I m not sure how helpful this book would be to those who know little of the history of Tibet or the complexity of its religion and politics The summaries are perfunctory and do little justice to the realities and may leave readers confused than ever, or worse, with the belief that they have some actual understanding Hilton reveals the shallowness of her own understanding when she lists Muslims as among the ethnicities of the region, along with, say, Tibetans and Mongols She also gives, IMO, rat [...]


    10. At his ordination, the Great 5th Dalai Lama 1617 1682 bestowed the title of Panchen Lama Great Scholar on Lobsang Choekyi Gyaltsen, his mentor and spiritual guide Lobsang Gyaltsen became known as the 4th Panchen Lama as the title was applied posthumously to three of his predecessors The Panchen Lama was given the Tashilhunpo Monastery which has been the seat of the Panchen Lamas ever since When Lobsang Gyaltsen died in 1662 at the age 95, the 5th Dalai Lama immediately began a search for his rei [...]


    11. I was quite impervious to the tibetan movement prior to reading this and has made me want to read a lot about their struggle Their struggle to retain their land, culture, spirituality and identity strikes deep inside The lack of todays headline news of the missing child is quite understandable considering the clout of the country in current economic and political world Though i admit I am reading this book 15 years later, it provides a well researched and quite subjective context to the events [...]


    12. The whereabouts of a boy who was recognized as the 11th Panchen Lama is still not known and his disappearance at the age of five made him the youngest political prisoner held in captivity by the Chinese government It is absurd for someone who denounces religion as poison to be meddling in religious affairs as the Chinese did when they placed a boy of their own choice as the 11th Panchen Lama and then to have kidnapped the real Panchen Lama who was recognized by the search committee and approved [...]


    13. This was an informative, well researched book that teaches a lot about Tibetan Buddhism However, unless you are really interested in the subject, it probably tells you than you wanted to know There were probably only about 30 pages of the book that I found compelling to read and I had to wait 200 pages to get to that part I learned some interesting things along the way, but I had to push myself to read it and I really like to read I am impressed at the author s getting so close to the subject a [...]


    14. This is an important and inside look book about the Panchen Lama s death and subsequent, politically fraught recognition The Panchen Lama is the second highest incarnation in Tibet after the Dalai Lama The two men have had an intimate and interesting relationship throughout history, finally culminating in the latter events of the 20th century when the Dalai Lama s exile government and the PRC fought over Buddhism vs proper Beijing procedure, leading to the worst tragedy in Tibet since the Cultur [...]


    15. The author provides deep context for the disappearance of the Panchen Lama historical, religious, socio economic The book is full of first hand interviews, including audiences with the Dalai Lama, as well as other key players all witnesses to the build up, execution and or aftermath of the young lama s disappearance Fascinating insight into the development of Tibetan lamaism and its unfortunate repression within the tragedy of Chinese domination and aggression, along with a view into the exile c [...]


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