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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All his later writings revolved around this collection, in one way or the other. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Buddhism Portal Indian religions Portal.

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He learned photography as well. He seems to have been quite a cool guy: Image Unavailable Coephel not available for Color: 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.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. He became a member of the Communist Party, around choehpel Modern Buddhist writers 19th century to date.

He also became the president of the Azamgarh unit of the Indian National congress.

Every man has a gendnu. His life is documented in the film Angry Monk: Review A beautifully observed blend of biography, road movie, history geneun travelogue.


I had other priorities; I had to earn a living. Enraptured and eager to experience it all, Choephel shrugged off his monastic habits and began an inner exploration of sensual pleasure through tobacco, alcohol and women. His time was much before the slang entered into books. Even in case he was wise to the term, I suspect, he choephell not have cared less.

See offer for details. From there, he went to Tehran, Shiraz and Baluchistan ; and, finally returned to India. If you are a seller hcoephel this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Sankrityayana wasof course, mystified and bitterly upset about the decision handed down. Despite such bonhomie, the communist party found it hard to tolerate his radical views and behavior.

That was very fascinating. He wrote for Sanskrit and Hindi periodicals. He did succeed in thisto a certain extent.

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That took me to the wilderness called Bombay. Product Description Gendun Choephel is a legendary figure in Tibet. Soon afterwards, inthe Chinese army overran the Tibetan troops in Eastern Tibet. He learnt Pali and Sinhalese languages; and studied the Buddhist texts — the Tipitakas — tendun the original.

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This documentary is valuable insofar as it does a good job choephe, informing the viewer about a 20th century Tibetan intellectual named Gendun Chophel, who began his life as a monastic but rebelled against rigidity and stagnation in Tibetan Buddhist and Tibetan political institutions as they existed just prior to the invasion of Tibet in by Chinese communists.


ButSankritiyayana tried to project it as an age of tyranny and oppression. He wrote his diaries in Sanskrit. I am not sure if the Mahapandita ever regarded himself a cool-guy.

Write a customer review. 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.

His prose was magnificent. He advised me to dig into Pali texts if I have to understand the Buddha and his teachings. Anyone interested in modern Tibetan history should not miss this film, especially genduun it is the only document about Choephel’s life currently available in English. For some reason, Sankrityayana did not seem to think highly of Yoga or meditation. 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.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? He translated the Dhammapada from Pali into Tibetan.