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Buddha's Not Smiling:
Uncovering Corruption at the Heart of Tibetan Buddhism Today




IIIIIIIII Date: 02 March 2006

  By Erik D. Curren
348 pages, 32 illustrations

$19.95 Paper
ISBN: 0-9772253-0-5

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The Day the Last Monastery in Shangri-La Fell--

Buddha's Not Smiling is the anatomy of a crisis. On August 2, 1993, Rumtek monastery was attacked. Its monks were expelled and the cloister was given to a lama appointed by the Chinese government. But Rumtek was not in China, and its attackers were not Communist troops. Rumtek was in India, the refuge for most exiled Tibetans. And it was Tibetan lamas themselves who led the siege. Evidence shows that the Chinese Communists directly supported Tibetan lamas and monks who attacked Rumtek monastery.

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