Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sun 20, Oct 2019 04:58 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
US House passes three bills in support of pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong
Tibetans, Hong Kong activists protest at the Nets vs. Raptors NBA preseason game
Coalition of activists urge Apple to stop colluding with China’s censorship
The arrest was extremely undemocratic: Tenzin Tsundue
Denouncing the Dalai Lama a criterion for government jobs in occupied Tibet
Lebron James on the firing line as Twitterati accuse him of undermining human rights for China's money
All Tibetan activists except Tsundue released from jail in Chennai
Tibetan court rules in favor of Penpa Tsering in case no. 20
Dalai Lama urges India’s stewardship in promoting secular ethics in modern education
Respite for Tibetans in Nepal as extradition treaty with China shelved
 Latest Photo News
Shrutika Sharma from Nainital, Uttrakhand, wins the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2019, seen with her are first runners up Shalika Rana and second runners up Sapna Devi. Oct. 13, 2019 Phayu Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
Novel Ties Personal, Spiritual Journey to Tibetan Crisis
PRWEB[Tuesday, July 29, 2008 14:58]
The Dharma King' makes for thoughtful summer read.

San Mateo, July 29, 2008 -- Come August, the world's eyes will be on China as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad take place in Beijing. For those who want to complement daily media accounts of swim times, medal ceremonies and gymnastics scores with a late-summer read, "The Dharma King" will hit the shelves just in time.

Described as a thrilling novel of one man's quest to save Tibet - and himself - "The Dharma King" is an epic chase to find and bring the baby Panchen Lama, the spiritual counterpart to the Dalai Lama, to safety.

The timely story guides the reader to examine the competing interests of capitalism and spirituality, China's emergence onto the world stage, Tibet's future and the personal struggle to find meaning in a changed world, says B.G. Stroh, while raising individuals' spiritual awareness.

"The inescapable tragedy of the current Tibetan situation drew me to the struggles of the Panchen Lama," explains Stroh, who has traveled throughout Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal, and studied Tibetan Buddhism. "The novel ties together one man's personal quest with responsibility for something greater in the world in a fascinating story."

The story traces the physical and spiritual journal of a young American man, the eldest son of a wealthy San Francisco family. With a guaranteed life of privilege and power ahead of him, he books a flight to Kathmandu on a whim after college graduation - a flight with events that will change him forever.

Samuel Falk Simms, Jr., races against time, a vicious Chinese colonel and his own demons to save what may be the last hope of a religion and culture in peril. Searching Buddhist temples and foreign cities, and crossing the Himalayan plains, he is guided by a fleeting glimpse of an obscure map, a new love and the long-buried truth within him.

On his journey to find the Panchen Lama, says Stroh, Sam comes to terms with a deeper level of meaning in his own life. "I hope that each reader can be his or her own 'Dharma King' and follow his or her own path by being mindful and aware…because until we take personal responsibility for the world that we live in, and until we each follow our own hearts, nothing will change."

"The Dharma King" is published by iUniverse, Inc., and is available at Barnes & Noble bookstores, at Amazon.com, through iUniverse, Inc. or at DharmaKing.com ($14.95 U.S./paperback, $23.95 U.S./hardcover), where readers can access the full first chapter of the book. The book is a designated iUniverse Publisher's Choice selection.

A portion of the proceeds from the novel will be donated to the re-established Sera Jhe Monastery in southern India.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Tibetan protesters begin trek to Chicago from Madison
Tibetan Youth Congress calls for mass participation in freedom movement
Released Tibetans begin fast-unto-death in Nepal
Goldstein's Response to Jamyang Norbu
Novel Ties Personal, Spiritual Journey to Tibetan Crisis
Venice makes His Holiness honorary citizen
Kalon Tripa Visits Himalayan Institute
Tibetan MPs Ask World Leaders to engage China in meaningful dialogue
Obama Reassures US support for His Holiness and Tibetan People
We can't force China to change: IOC
Leaked Documents Show Chinese Regime's Paranoia of Dissent
Rice meets with Chinese Foreign Minister
Amnesty worried about crackdown in China
Beijing Clamps Down on Threats, Militants Ahead of Olympics
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement