Product Description. Gendun Choephel is a legendary figure in Tibet. Believed to be the reincarnation of a famous Buddhist lama, this promising young monk. Visionary, artist, poet, iconoclast, philosopher, adventurer, master of the arts of love, tantric yogin, Buddhist saint. These are some of the terms that describe. A new translation of The Passion Book brings to light author Gendun Chopel’s belief that even sexual pleasure could be a path to enlightenment.

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This film reflects on his mystical explorations, daring travels, and spiritual challenges.

Anthology of Tibetan Poets – G.C. (Gendun Choephel)

Buddhismhe said, was very much a voice from within the Hindu fold. The University of Chicago Press. The book however appears rather incomplete; becausehe could not finish it in the way he wanted.

Prime Video Verified Purchase. He learned photography as well. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Gebdun. What he had brought back was a literary treasure. Forthe genddun, this marvelous nation is also known as Shangri-La. He seems to have been quite a cool guy: They had a daughter Jaya and a son Jeta.

The India — Tibet border, during the British Raj, was virtually sealed; and, it was extremely difficult to enter Tibet from India. Whitehead Western philosophy and Buddhism Buddhism and psychology. While in England, the celebrated Indologist Theodor Stcherbatsky was greatly impressed by the scholarship of Sankrityayana ; andinvited him to Russia.


His time was much before the slang entered into books. While condemning places and events like gendjn Black Hole of Calcutta and the Goa Inquisitionhe praised certain British colonial practices like the abolition of sati.

Gendün Chöphel

Believed to be the reincarnation of a famous Buddhist lama, this promising young monk turned his back on monastic life and became a fierce critic of his country’s religious conservatism, cultural isolationism and reactionary government. By about this timehe gave up his monastic status. Modern Buddhist writers 19th century to date.

Today Choephel is a revered figure in choephe homeland, and an influential symbol of hope for those seeking political and spiritual reform in a free Tibet. Showing of 7 reviews. One person found this helpful.

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cgoephel Write a customer review. He even toyed with the idea of setting up a Buddhist University in Nalanda. Swiss director Schaedler works matter-of-factly, tracing the travels of his subject from his birthplace in eastern Tibet through to India and back to Lhasa, weaving together interviews with Choephel’s surviving contemporaries with voice-overs describing his own journey.

Retrieved from ” https: The film is also available on DVD direct from the director’s website. He was imprisoned for three years, during I did, of course, send him a few letters.


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Sankrityayana argued that his conversion to Buddhism was for him, not a change from one religion to gdndun, but just a change in emphasis on certain things. The great compiler and interpreter of his limitless data, which from their unbounded range in quantity make their handling extremely difficult, deserves unqualified gratitude of the reading public. Please try again later.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Unfortunately, Tibet will never be free again as the US and Britain failed to assist the spiritual center of cboephel world during their turmoil invasion.

He got associated with the Tibetan Revolutionary Party ; and, designed its logo: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. English Choose a language for shopping. Every man has a woman. Anyone interested in modern Tibetan choepuel should not miss this film, especially as it is the only document about Choephel’s life currently available in English. August 18, Run Time: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.