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    Books in Brief Paid Member

    BLOSSOMS OF THE DHARMA: Living as a Buddhist Nun Thubten Chadron, Editor North Atlantic Books, 2000; $16.95 A compilation of talks given by nuns at a three-week conferenee—“Life as a Western Buddhist Nun” –in Bodhgaya, India, in 1996. As Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron explains in the preface: "These talks were given in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, generally in the evening at the end of a long, happy day of listening to Vinaya teachings, meditating, and discussing the Dharma." The book is divided into sections on History, Life as a Nun, and Teachings; contributors are nuns from all over the world. Included is the legendary talk (given in the presence of H. H. the Dalai Lama in 1993 in Dharamsala) that inspircd this conference, "The Situation of Western Monastics," by Bhikshuni Tenzin Palmo, which is a moving defense of monasticism. THE BARN AT THE END OF THE WORLD More »
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    Tournament of Shadows Paid Member

    Tournament of Shadows The Great Game and Race for Empire in Central Asia Karl E. Meyer & Shareen Blair Brysac Counterpoint: Washington D.C., 1999 646 pp., $35 (cloth) The Tournament of Shadows was the Russian name for the contest the British called the Great Game: the clandestine struggle among colonial empires for control of the central Asian heartland. It was played on a field that stretched from the Indian Himalayas to the trackless wastes of the Takla Makhan Desert and from the marches of Tibet to the shores of the Caspian Sea. Commencing in the early nineteenth century, its effects are still apparent today, in war-torn Afghanistan, in the newly independent Muslim states of central Asia, and in Chinese-occupied Tibet. More »
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    Still Here Paid Member

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    In Search for the Panchen Lama Paid Member

    The Search for the Panchen Lama Isabel Hiltion W.W. Norton and Co.: New York, 2000 336 pp.; $25.95 (cloth) More »
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    In Search for the Panchen Lama Paid Member

    The Search for the Panchen Lama Isabel Hiltion W.W. Norton and Co.: New York, 2000 336 pp.; $25.95 (cloth) More »
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    In Search for the Panchen Lama Paid Member

    The Search for the Panchen Lama Isabel Hiltion W.W. Norton and Co.: New York, 2000 336 pp.; $25.95 (cloth) More »