Alexander Norman offers an unrivalled insight into the phenomenon that is the Dalai Lama.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is renowned the world over for his unswerving dedication to non-violence in his efforts to achieve justice for Tibet, yet the Chinese call him a wolf in monk s robes .
He is fourteenth in a lineage whose history is every bit as bloody and intrigue-laden as that of the Papacy. The sixth Dalai Lama was a notorious womaniser, four successive ones were almost certainly murdered and the present Dalai Lama has himself been the target of attacks that resulted in the brutal murder of a close colleague
THE SECRET LIVES OF THE DALAI LAMA gives a fast-paced and absorbing insight into the real story of Tibetan culture, politics and spirituality, and shows the Dalai Lama as a man of courage, compassion and honesty.
Unlike the plethora of Hollywood meditators and their celebrity appendages who claim friendship with the Dalai Lama, Alexander Norman has known him for well over two decades - SUNDAY TIMES