Living Tibet the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala

The following article is from the Autumn, 1995 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

I congratulate photogiapher Bill Warren and author Nanci Hoetzlein Rose for their efforts.

-The Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, from the foreword

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by Bill Warren and Nanci H. Rose

138 pp 8 x 10 1/2, 160 color plates, ISBN 1-55939-042-5

Quality Paperback, $26.95

The essence of compassionate living is unveiled in Living Tibet: The Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, a stunning photographic portrait and journalistic tribute to the Tibetan people of Dharamsala, India, and the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, who have prevailed over the adversities of exile. No other book so completely captures the spirit of this unique refugee population, which continues to preserve its ancient Buddhist culture after more than 45 years of military occupation of Tibet by China.

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Life in Dharamsala is sensitively photographed by Bill Warren, whose images are so vibrant you'll feel as though you have traveled to this haven in the Himalayas. Embracing the warmth and generosity of the Tibetan people, writer Nanci H. Rose shares politicai history, the current cultural context, and her own personal journey into a vital, colorful and complex community. Masters of the visual and performing arts, including sculptors, painters and opera stars, are seen alongside Dharamsala's masters of spirituality and the mystical arts. Refugee children, traditional physicians, monks and nuns, members of the exiled Tibetan Administration, and Street activities are documented. The book includes a concise travel guide, with maps and useful tips.

An exceptional section on the Dalai Lama contains exclusive photos and a private interview with the spiritual and politicai leader of the Tibetan people, whose unwavering message of compassion seeks to unite humankind in world peace.

His Holiness walks you to the door and even escorts you outside, ali the time chuckling and bowing lo you with great pleasure. You feel he is sincerely glad to have met you. As the next visitor from the waiting room passes you to meet the Dalai Lama, you find yourself bowing and giggling like Tenzin Gyatso himself. -excerpt from Living Tibet

Living Tibet is an engaging exploration of Tibet's rich artistic and cultural heritage. For an authentic experience of Tibetan culture in exile, there is no better guide than Living Tibet.

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An outdoor breakfast at Tibetan Children's Village

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A student at the Norbilingka's Center for the Arts copies a drawing of a deity.

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Members ofthe Tibetan Institute ofPerforming Arts women's choir, dressed as sky beings.

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The Nechung Monastery.

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The late Lama Yeshe Dorje, famed weather controller.

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Masked dancers who purify the performance space at the beginning of an opera.

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Five-year old Tenzin Chopak, reincarnation of the Dalai Lama's late senior tutor, gives a blessing.

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Refugees watch as the Tibetan national flag is raised in Dharamsala on National Uprising Day.

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The medium of the Nechung Oracle.

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Namgyal monks chanting.

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