The Taming of the Demons

From the Epic of Gesar of Ling

Translated by Jane Hawes
Translated by David Shapiro
Translated by Lama Chonam
Contributions by H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
Contributions by Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche
Foreword by Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche
Foreword by H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

$39.95
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9781611808964
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Shambhala Publications
08/03/2021
Pages: 536
Size: 7 x 10.25
ISBN: 9781611808964
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The Epic of Gesar of Ling has been the national treasure of Tibet for almost a thousand years. An open canon of tales about a superhuman warrior-king, the epic is still a living oral tradition, included in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Available for the first time in English translation, The Taming of the Demons is the fourth volume among the hundreds available in the Tibetan original, which were crafted by the bards to be enjoyed in any order.

Popularly read as an allegory and rich with ethical proverbs, this volume recounts stories of Gesar fending off demons and liberating his foes as an enlightened leader. While the first three volumes cover Gesar’s birth, youth, and rise to power, this volume recounts the martial victories and magical feats that made him a legendary figure in Tibet and beyond.