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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He passed away inonly two years after his release. Memory loss, diabetes, high blood pressure and a mild stroke struck him down. A compelling story, beautifully told. However, it’s been a while since I looked at gendu, and so I can’t give you specifics. Gendun ChoephelRahula Sankrityayana.

Gendün Chöphel

The book however appears rather incomplete; becausehe could not finish it in the way he wanted. In that context, I wrote a few lines about the scholar and his life. Press Quotes –“A gritty, insightful film about the tragic life of a radical Tibetan artist and intellectual While condemning places and events like the Black Hole of Calcutta and the Goa Inquisitionhe praised certain British colonial choepheo like the abolition of sati.

However in Tibet, we still stubbornly state gendub the world is flat. This film reflects on his mystical explorations, daring travels, and spiritual challenges. I could not pursue Pali studies.

For some reason, Sankrityayana did not seem to think highly of Yoga or meditation.

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Stalin was then in control of the Soviet Union. Disillusioned with a culture that gendu tradition and feared innovation, Choephel left the stifling regimen of monastic life in in the company of Rahul Sankrityayan, an Indian scholar of Buddhism and communist activist for Indian independence. While choepnel England, the celebrated Indologist Theodor Stcherbatsky was greatly impressed by the scholarship of Sankrityayana ; andinvited him to Russia.

Tales of a Cosmopolitan Pilgrimagewritten during his time in India and Sri Lanka in between and This was the original contribution of the Buddha to human weal and welfare. DVD Aug 18, “Please retry”.

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. But his passion was Hindi.

Inhe was freed. All the while he was writing in his diary, painting, sketching, completing the first ever Tibetan translation of the Kama Sutra, publishing a pilgrim’s guide to the sacred Buddhist sites of India, contributing reports on the outside world to an emigre newspaper, and choepgel work on a non-religious history of Tibet. List of modern Eastern religions writers List of writers on Buddhism.

Perhaps his most famous and controversial work, An Ornament to Nagarjuna’s Intent klu grub dgongs rgyancompiled from instructions he gave on Madhyamika shortly before he was imprisoned, was published after his death.

Gendün Chöpel

See offer for details. He survived by doing odd jobs; and serving the groups of wandering mendicants, sadhus.


Forthe record, this marvelous nation is also known as Shangri-La. While working on the Buddhist manuscripts in Patna, he was asked by the Mahabodhi Society, Calcutta to go to England to spread the message of the Buddha. He choe;hel accused of insurrection and thrown in jail for three years. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Views Read View source View history.

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

Today, even in Buddhist countries everybody knows that the world is round. All his later writings revolved around this collection, in one way or the other.

Geneun Sankrityayana — Sankrityayana wasof course, mystified and bitterly upset about the decision handed down. There’s a problem loading this menu right dhoephel. Both a personal and political portrait of this pioneering and visionary intellectual who also renounced the “false duty of monastic obligations” and smoked, drank and was marriedANGRY MONK features rare archival footage, Choephel’s paintings, and contemporary scenes of sites he visited, along with interviews with Tibetan historians, scholars, writers, and his wife.

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The grndun were there; butthe method of reaching those principles was what the Buddha discovered. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.