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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Some say; he even got secret initiations.

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He used two sources for his work – classical Sanskrit writing and the experiences that he was having in his own life. He was bitten by the travel-bug quite early in life. But his heart was broken ; and, he promptly drowned his desperation in alcohol. That was during — 61, my hard times, the years of great stress and total confusion. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. With any gendub for reform crushed by the arrival of Mao’s army, Choephel entered an intense period of inebriation from which he never recovered, passing away in at the age of His Russian wife and son were not allowed to accompany Rahul to India.

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Olcott Helena Roerich J. As regards his physical appearance, it is said Rahula was a very handsome person, standing over six feet tallwith wide forehead, broad shoulders and chest.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. After staying with the sadhus for nearly gfndun year, he returned home for a gfndun period ; and, then again left for Varanasi to study Sanskrit under a Vaishnav pundit, Baba Ram-udar Das. Traveling to India, Choephel stepped into a world of wonders, a land criss-crossed by trains, peopled with merchants and businessmen engaged in trade with the outside world, and united in throwing off British imperialism.


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While in England, the celebrated Indologist Theodor Stcherbatsky was greatly impressed by the scholarship of Sankrityayana ; andinvited him to Russia. An overlooked corner of modern Tibetan history is revealed in Luc Schaedler’s Angry Monk, the fascinating story of Gendun Choephel, regarded now as one of Tibet’s leading intellectuals of the 20th century but once reviled and imprisoned for daring to dream of a society open to democratic development.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The India — Tibet border, during the British Raj, was virtually sealed; and, it was extremely difficult to enter Tibet from India. They had a daughter Jaya and a son Jeta. Amazon Renewed Refurbished genndun with a warranty.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Review A beautifully observed blend of biography, road movie, history and travelogue. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: This page choepuel last modified on 25 Januaryat He was imprisoned for three years, during He wrote almost all his books in Hindi.

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I had no opportunity to meet the Mahapandita. The Madman’s Middle Way: List of modern Eastern religions writers List of writers on Buddhism. See All Buying Options. 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 beginning work on a non-religious history of Tibet.

He completed The Passion Book in [5]a work of poems written in Tibetan verse. cjoephel

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Enraptured and eager to experience it all, Choephel shrugged off his monastic habits and began an inner exploration of sensual pleasure through choephrl, alcohol and women. Most of the books and manuscripts he brought back from Tibet had been lost in India; but preserved in Tibet. Both in their mind desire sexual union.


However in Tibet, we still stubbornly state that the world is flat. Sankrityayana argued that his conversion to Buddhism was for him, not a change from one religion to another, but just a change in emphasis on certain things. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. Press Quotes –“A gritty, insightful film about the tragic life of a radical Tibetan artist and intellectual I remember that I was impressed.

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 was not free from controversies in other areas too. Gendun Choephel returned to Tibet in He was now a full-fledged member of the Communist Party. The well known historian Kashi Prasad Jaiswal wrote: But his passion was Hindi.

By about this timehe gave up his monastic status.

Read more about DVD formats. Retrieved from ” http: Every man has a woman. He was a creative and controversial figure and he is considered by many to have been one of the most important Tibetan intellectuals of the twentieth century.

He entered Tibet through Kashmir. Bitten by the travel bug, he quickly left for the forbidden land of Tibet. The documentary is superb, egndun fails to demonstrate how the Communist Chinese unjustly assassinated hundreds of thousands of innocent Monks while forcing them to perform inhumane atrocities!!