Dance of 17 Lives: the incredible true story of Tibet's 17th Karmapa
The ultimate adventure story - about the 17th Karmapa, one of the great spiritual teachers of the coming age.
In January 2000, two Ambassador taxis twisted their way up the narrow road leading towards Dharamsala in the Himalayan foothills of northern India - the home-in-exile of the Dalai Lama. In one taxi was a fourteen year old boy, the 17th Karmapa, one of the most important figures in Tibetan Buddhism. The boy's arrival in Dharamsala was the culmination of an extraordinary escape which had brought him 900 miles across the Himalayas, in conditions of high danger , from the Monastery in Tibet where he had lived since he was seven years old.
About the Author:
Mick Brown is the author of four previous books: Richard Branson, The Inside Story; American Heartbeat: Travels from Woodstock to San Jose by Song Title; The Spiritual Tourist and Performance. He is currently writing a biography of Phil Spector for Bloomsbury. Born in London, he is a freelance journalist and broadcaster.
'intelligent and well-written biography-cum-travelogue an excellent history of modern Tibetan Buddhism on a broad scale. —Publishers Weekly