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Trimondi - The Shadow of the Dalai Lama - Sexuality, Magic and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism (2003)
04-06-2008, 12:53 PM,
Trimondi - The Shadow of the Dalai Lama - Sexuality, Magic and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism (2003)
This is Victor and Victoria Trimondi's groundbreaking book The Shadow of the Dalai Lama - Sexuality, Magic and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism (2003) which exposes in detail the cultic background of Tibetan Buddhism and its clerical leader, the Dalai Lama. In this original work of analysis, interpretation and critique, the authors not only provide surprising, previously largely ignored factual information but also undertake a philosophically well-grounded interpretation of Lamaism, rendering the Tibetan-Buddhist worldview understandable for Western readers through a comparison with European religious traditions. V. and V. Trimondi have succeeded in combining history, politics, religion and psychology in an impressive cultural-historical presentation. They have paid particular attention to rendering Tibetan culture understandable to “laypeople” who have not dealt with it before. This study measures up to all the criteria of a classic reference text and could well be described as a seminal work on the topic. Despite numerous initial calls for a boycott by the pro-Lamaist wing, the book has led to a fierce, ever-expanding discussion, and has in the meantime become a standard work on the critical examination of Lamaism and the metapolitics of the Dalai Lama. Politicians, journalists, artists, theologians - no one who deals with the Dalai Lama and his religion will be able to ignore the facts and arguments in this sensational yet sound study, today representing a standard critique of Tibetan Buddhism. Find out all about the cult of the "charismatic" Dalai Lama and how does he magically enchant millions of believers all over the world to follow him blindly. 585 pages, some pictures. A must read for everyone.


Please share this book with others, add links on other forums as I don't know many of them.

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