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Dalai Lama, His Magical Childhood and Teenage Years

The Unauthorized Biography of the Young Tibetan God-King (The Secret of Now, Book 10)
By: A.J. Parr
Narrated by: Bill Franchuk
Series: The Secret of Now, Book 10
Length: 1 hr
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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook reveals the main facts about the magical childhood and teenage years of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, the youngest son of a humble farmer, born in a remote Tibetan village, who became the political and spiritual leader of his homeland when he was only a kid. 

Its surprising content sheds light on the main facts and events that shaped his amazing early life, including: 

  • The Tibetan prophecy that announced his reincarnation 
  • The magic lake that described the place where he was born 
  • How the high lamas found him in a small farming village when he was two 
  • How he was tested and proved he was the incarnation of his predecessor 
  • How he was taken to the Forbidden City when he was four 
  • His formal preparation to become a Tibetan Buddhist monk at age six 
  • His formal education and childhood interests 
  • His first contacts with “the other side of the mountain” 
  • His initial dreams of ending Tibet’s lengthy isolation 
  • The use of shamans and mediums in the Tibetan Buddhist court 
  • The prophecy of the Chinese invasion and his forced exile 
  • His forced exile and spiritual mission as leader of Tibetan Buddhism 

Discover the magic and mystery behind the early years of one of the world’s youngest and most astonishing spiritual leaders of our time. Hit the add to cart button now!

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Motivating and instructive

I found this audiobook motivating and instructive about the Fourteenth Dalai Lama’s early life, his homeland and the people of Tibet. I think it is a magical place (or at least was when he grew up, before the Chinese invasion). I now have a better attitude about him and his little country for having heard it.

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Ever since I saw

Ever since I saw “Seven Years in Tibet” I have always wanted to know more about the early years of the Dalai Lama. And this audio book is just what I was looking for.

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A great text for anyone

A great text for anyone wanting to learn about the magical side of the Dalai Lama tradition, from how the candidates are chosen as reincarnated lamas and diligently educated as religious and political leaders of Tibet.

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Such a magical childhood

Such a magical childhood! And what a tragic destiny for his dear homeland. Great buy. Highly recommended.

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Basics of Buddhism

The author covers the basics of Buddhism at length and adequately, with a strong emphasis on Buddhist ethics. Mahayana philosophy is dealt with at some length.

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Great man

Great story. Great man. I have listen most of the books written by the Dalai Lama and this one is a priced complement I am proud to have.

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I enjoyed this audiobook

I enjoyed this audiobook. The content is simply written. It gave me such peace to listen to it.

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I love this audiobook.

I love this audiobook, based on the early years of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan people and their astonishing culture. You will not be disappointed.

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Highly recommended!

Highly recommended! I sincerely loved this well-written and captivating history of the young Tibetan God-King’s early life. A great mind and person!

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Amazing bio!

Amazing bio! The 14th Dalai Lama is the central figure of this revealing audiobook, based on historical facts and his own memories.

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  • Harley Powell
  • 06-06-19

I love this audiobook

1.I love this audiobook. It depicts the early years of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama as he grew up in Tibet, up to his exile in 1959. Amazing!

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  • Owen Baldwin
  • 06-06-19

I found in this audiobook

As a Buddhist I found in this audiobook countless gold nuggets that not only help to understand the life of the young Dalai Lama but also the many wonders of Tibetan Buddhism. I love it!

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  • Bradley Howard
  • 06-06-19

This is an extraordinary

This is an extraordinary audiobook about an extraordinary child growing up in an extraordinary land! Simply extraordinary!

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  • David Hewitt
  • 06-06-19

Astonishing biography

Astonishing biography! What most amazed me is the part about reincarnation and how the Dalai Lama was chosen by a group of high lamas as the reincarnation of the previous God-King when he was only two years old!

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  • Reece Hilton
  • 06-06-19

I am quite shocked

I am quite shocked. The Fourteenth Dalai Lama grew up surrounded by magic, oracles, prophecies and reincarnated beings. Simply out of this world!

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  • Evan Newman
  • 06-06-19

What an amazing

What an amazing childhood! Really wonderful! I am really glad I got this wonderful audiobook. Namaste!

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  • Max Carpenter
  • 06-06-19

I have always loved the Dalai Lama

I have always loved the Dalai Lama and his spiritual teachings. And this audiobook deserves my love too!

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  • Jude Sharpe
  • 06-06-19

God bless him!

I did not know that the Dalai Lama had had such an amazing childhood. God bless him!

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  • Aaron Harding
  • 06-06-19

This is an awesome

This is an awesome audiobook about one of the world's most important spiritual leaders of all times. Superb!

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  • Matthew Alexander
  • 06-06-19

I give it 5 stars!

I found so many things about the Dalai Lama thanks to this 1a audio book. I give it 5 stars!