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I read Erik Curren's book and loved it!
It will probably interest a wide range of curious and intelligent readers, but for Tibetan Buddhists, especially Karma Kagyu followers, it is essential reading.
I personally think these reads are great for people like me who intend to have a daily practice for the rest of their lives.
This book is biased at its very heart. Here is what I ask people when they question the legitimacy of a Vajrayana teacher: "Does s/he have lineage? Read morePublished on September 6, 2008 by Philip S. Rosemond
Ignorance is bliss.. well glad to be wakened by this detailed account of Tibetan politics and corruption. Read morePublished on June 24, 2008 by Xavier
The Karmapa issue is something to remind us (Buddhist) that enlightenment is the ONLY purpose of all our prayers and desires. Read morePublished on December 30, 2007 by J. Frasir Chan
The author has rigorously written the book. It tells you where each piece of information or quotes comes from. It is an excellent documentation with academic values.Published on November 21, 2007 by Ben
Whadda crock, wallowing in the lust for certainty, for the Tibetan Buddhist equivalent of political correctness. Read morePublished on July 10, 2007 by S. Hutton
After all that Tibet has gone through including ethnic cleansing by the Chinese and the near total destruction of its Buddhist libraries and monasteries and the kidnapping of the... Read morePublished on May 4, 2007 by L.A.W.
I had an impression that this book offers an impartial view, supported by facts on a highly controversial issue. I enjoyed reading it very much.Published on March 20, 2007 by Roman Kouzmenko