- Hardcover: 96 pages
- Publisher: Rizzoli (April 15, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0847819574
- ISBN-13: 978-0847819577
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.6 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #540,575 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tibetan Portrait: The Power of Compassion Hardcover – April 15, 1996
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"Every word substantial food for thought, every picture honest and revealing. Tibetan Portrait is truly moving. Everything here goes straight to the heart."--Robert Thurman Tibet House
"Phil Borges has somehow transformed portraits of Tibetans into landscapes of the soul of an occupied nation. We cannot avert the steady gaze of his chosen subjects. Their haunting eyes are open windows into a culture of compassion that must attract global attention to regain its freedom and its homeland."--Galen Rowell
About the Author
His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual and temporal head of Tibet. Since 1959 he has lived in Dharamsala, India, where he leads the Tibetan government-in-exile. A spokesman for nonviolence, his efforts toward world peace were acknowledged with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. A scholar and writer, his many books include My Land and My People; Kindness, Clarity and Insight; A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night; Ocean of Wisdom; and The World of Tibetan Buddhism: An Overview of its Philosophy and Practice. His wisdom and compassion have served as an inspiration for people all over the world.
Jeffrey Hopkins is a well-known Buddhist scholar and writer. The author of twenty-one books, including Empty Yoga, The Tantra Distinction, and Meditation on Emptiness, he has also introduced, annotated, and edited translations of many Tibetan Buddhist texts. Hopkins has served as the official interpreter for His Holiness the Dalai Lama on many of his U.S. lecture tours. He is currently a professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia.
A well-known writer and scholar, Elie Wiesel was named the Nobel Peace Laureate in 1986. Since 1976 he has been the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities as well as University Professor of religious studies at Boston University.
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contact with, communicates with, and then makes their portrait, is monumental. There is always that
intimate connection in all his work. But it's not enough, just to photograph people. He makes their lives better
through his noble missions.
Borges' photographs capture the very essence of these proud, wonderful people, and every person I have shared it with has falled in love with it as well.