His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, has captured the world's heart and imagination with his extraordinary wisdom and humility in the face of China's brutal, decades-long occupation of Tibet. This stunning new visual biography marries provocative writings on His Holiness by some of today's most intriguing authors with vibrant full-color images by photojournalist Alison Wright, author of 'The Spirit of Tibet'.
Published with the cooperation of New York's Tibet House, which will receive a portion of the book's proceeds, 'A Simple Monk' features impressionistic essays about Tibet's leader by such writers as Diki Tsering, Orville Schell and Pico Iyer, as well as an interview with His Holiness conducted by famed monologuist Spalding Gray and an introduction and essay by Professor Robert A. F. Thurman. Interspersed throughout the main text and Wright's colorful photographs are quotations from leading journalists, celebrities, and teachers close to the Tibetan cause. This dynamic volume is certain to appeal to the increasing number of readers eager to learn more about this great spiritual leader and his Buddhist teachings, as well as to aid the plight of the Tibetan people.
By special arrangement with New World Library.