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The Resource RUNNING TOWARD MYSTERY : THE ADVENTURE OF AN UNCONVENTIONAL LIFE, by the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi and Zara Houshmand

RUNNING TOWARD MYSTERY : THE ADVENTURE OF AN UNCONVENTIONAL LIFE, by the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi and Zara Houshmand

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RUNNING TOWARD MYSTERY : THE ADVENTURE OF AN UNCONVENTIONAL LIFE
Title
RUNNING TOWARD MYSTERY
Title remainder
THE ADVENTURE OF AN UNCONVENTIONAL LIFE
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by the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi and Zara Houshmand
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eng
Summary
"The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi was born in India to a prominent Hindu Brahmin family. At the age of six he began having visions of a snowy mountainous region in which men with shaved heads, in robes the color of sunset, wandered about. "It was as vividas if I were watching a scene from life," he writes. At the age of ten, he ran away from boarding school to find this place, taking a train to the end of the line and then boarding a bus to wherever it went. Strangely enough, he ended up in the Himalayanmountains at a Buddhist monastery that was the place of his dreams. His frantic parents sent scouts to find him, and after two weeks located him and brought him home--and yet he continued to have visions and feel a strong pull to a religion he had neverheard of as a child. Today he is a revered Buddhist monk and teacher who heads MIT's Dalai Lama Center and works to build bridges among communities and religions. Beckoning is Tenzin Priyadarshi's account of his journey as a seeker, but at the book's heart is the importance of mentorship. He describes the roles of the many remarkable teachers he met along the way, including the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Pope Benedict XVI, and others who appeared at the right time to impart much-needed lessons. This isboth a mystical account of a life and a down-to-earth memoir by a remarkable man who set out to find meaning and make a difference"--
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autobiography
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Tenzin Priyadarshi
Dewey number
  • 294.3/923092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
BQ990.E58
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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Houshmand, Zara
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  • Tenzin Priyadarshi
  • Buddhist monks
  • Mentoring
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RUNNING TOWARD MYSTERY : THE ADVENTURE OF AN UNCONVENTIONAL LIFE, by the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi and Zara Houshmand
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rdacontent
Contents
Going forth : West Bengal, 1989 -- Coming home to Vulture Peak -- Taking vows -- Trial by family -- Silence, history, and the testing of gold -- The keepers of Fujii Guruji's Temple -- Snakes and scorpions: Nepal, 1992 -- Is there so much joy in your religion? -- Reverend Sasaki in Sarnath, where the wheel turns -- The Venerable Professor Samdhong Rinpoche -- Radical integrity: in the presence of Drubwang Rinpoche -- Tulkus and role models -- Father Thomas Keating -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu -- Colombia, 2014
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pages cm
Isbn
9781984819857
Lccn
2019021238
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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BK0024892445
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RUNNING TOWARD MYSTERY : THE ADVENTURE OF AN UNCONVENTIONAL LIFE, by the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi and Zara Houshmand
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Going forth : West Bengal, 1989 -- Coming home to Vulture Peak -- Taking vows -- Trial by family -- Silence, history, and the testing of gold -- The keepers of Fujii Guruji's Temple -- Snakes and scorpions: Nepal, 1992 -- Is there so much joy in your religion? -- Reverend Sasaki in Sarnath, where the wheel turns -- The Venerable Professor Samdhong Rinpoche -- Radical integrity: in the presence of Drubwang Rinpoche -- Tulkus and role models -- Father Thomas Keating -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu -- Colombia, 2014
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781984819857
Lccn
2019021238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
BK0024892445

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