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Posted by Susan Stierli ( on August 21, 2000 at 10:34:24:

All of you have given out excellent lists of books and I,too, would like to give out the following titles that some of you may find of interest.

1. Portrait of a Dalai Lama - Sir Charles Bell
The Life & Times of the Great Thirteenth- Wisdom
2. My Land and My People - Potala Corp.
Memoirs of the Dalai Lama of Tibet- McGwaw-Hill
3. The Last Dalai Lama - Michael Harris Goodman
A Biography Shambala
4. A cultural History of Tibet-David Snellgrove &
Prana Press Boulder Hugh Richardson
5. Tibet Buddhism - A. Austine Waddell
With its Mystic Cults, Symbolism & Mythology
Dover Publications, Inc. New York
6. The Gods of Northern Buddhism- Alice Getty
Their History & Iconography - Dover Pub., NY
7. Tibetan Folk Tales - Frederick & Audrey Hyde Chambers - Shambala Publication
8. The Book of Tibetan Elders-Sandy Johnson
Life Stories & Wisdom from the Great Spiritual
Masters of Tibet - Riverhead Books of NY

You all speak so well of the teachings but behind the teachings is the history of the Tibetans and their culture and that, too, is important to know. I wonder how many of you really understand what has taken place to this culture and to the Tibetan Refugees that have no country to call their own.
For those that have had to reside in Tibet since the Chinese took the Country over and even as these words are being written, the 100's of monks, nuns and layperson that reside in conditions that are subhuman only because they will not renounce His Holiness.
I hope with my heart that each of you that pick up a book and read it will remember the sacrific and continually suffering of these people that never and probably will never read or hear what we are so hnored to have. Just remember my Tibetan brother and Sister,Thank you.


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