Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet


Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet Author William Meyers
ISBN-10 1941312047
ISBN-13 9781941312049
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Tibet House US
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This beautiful tradepaper graphic novel tells the story of one man taking on an empire calling for truth peace and justice for his Tibetan people Here in full color for the first time people can come to know the whole drama of his lifelong struggle Since the age of 15 the Dalai Lama has defended his people against one of the last great empires the Peoples Republic of China Under its dictatorship of the proletariat China began to invade Tibet in 1950 decimating and then continually oppressing its people Since colonialism cannot be practiced in our era of self determined nations China always maintains that the Tibetans are a type of Chinese using propaganda and military power to crush Tibets unique culture and identity Yet the Dalai Lama resists by usingonlythe weapon of truthalong with resolute nonviolenceeven worrying some of his own people by seeking dialogue and reconciliation based on his more realistic vision The great 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet has become the firstglobalDalai Lama a prominent transnational leader of all who want to make the dramatic changes actually necessary for life on earth to thrive for centuries to come Considered the incarnation of the Buddhist saviorChenrezigorAvalokiteshvaraarchangel of universal compassionhe is believed to appear in many forms at many different times whenever and wherever beings suffer Representing the plight of his beloved Tibetan people to the world he has also engaged withallpeople who suffer oppression and injustice as recognized in 1989 by his being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Most importantly the Dalai Lama walks his talk throughout these pages as he has throughout his life and he radiates a powerful hope that we can and will prevail Man of Peacepresents the inside story of his amazing life and vision in the high tension of the military occupation of Tibet and the ongoing genocide of its peoplea moving work of political and historical nonfiction brought to life in the graphic novel formhere for all to see

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