This is the story of a remarkable woman, known now as the Grandmother of Tibet, Diki Tsering, as she recounts in her own words what it was like to realize her son was being received as a living Buddha, to watch him grow physically and spiritually, and finally to see him become one of the most recognized people in the world. Beautifully illustrated with family photographs, this glimpse into the origins of the Dalai Lama personalizes the history of the Tibetan people, the magic of their culture, the role of their women, and their ancient ideals of compassion, faith and equanimity.
About the Author:
KHEDROOB THONDUP, the grandson of the author and nephew of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, was appointed by His Holiness as a special assistant and has travelled with him extensively. Khedroob Thondup oversees the Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre in Darjeeling, India, and is an elected official of the Tibetan Parliament-in exile. He lives in Darjeeling, as did his deceased grandmother, Diki Stering.