Product Description. Gendun Choephel is a legendary figure in Tibet. Believed to be the reincarnation of a famous Buddhist lama, this promising young monk. Visionary, artist, poet, iconoclast, philosopher, adventurer, master of the arts of love, tantric yogin, Buddhist saint. These are some of the terms that describe. A new translation of The Passion Book brings to light author Gendun Chopel’s belief that even sexual pleasure could be a path to enlightenment.

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I later came to know that soon after that he returned to India; and died of caner, in the yearat Darjeeling.

Gendün Chöpel

He strove hard for the cause of Hindi. The University of Chicago Press. Modern Buddhist writers 19th century to date. ButSankritiyayana tried to project it as an age of tyranny and oppression. On return, he settled down at the Arya Samaj, Lahore; and pursued Vedic studies. Olcott Helena Roerich J.

He was a creative and controversial figure and he is considered by many to have been one of the most important Tibetan intellectuals of the twentieth century. On his return to India, he resumed his Buddhist work.

Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. He was imprisoned for three years, during Sankrityayana accompanied by Ananda Kausalayana, a Buddhist monk and scholar, left for Europe and England during the year See all 7 reviews. Posted by sreenivasaraos on September 11, in Rahula Sankrityayana. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

After leaving the monastery inand fueled by his intellectual curiosity and free-spirited nature, Choephel traveled throughout Tibet and India in order to understand the true history of his country.


Shortly after the occupation of Lhasa by the Chinese army, Gendun Choephel diedin the middle of October, They had a daughter Jaya and choepphel son Jeta. Some say; he learnt Devi Upasana during this period. He wrote forcefully, elegantly and charmingly.

Most of the books and manuscripts he brought back from Tibet had been lost in India; but preserved in Tibet.

He entered Tibet through Kashmir. As a monk he was reputed to be unsurpassed in debate, yet one wonders how someone so well-versed in the teachings of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and those followed could so ignore those teachings especially those on renunciation of worldly pleasures.

Choephell wrote for Sanskrit and Hindi periodicals. He was accused of insurrection and thrown in jail for three years. Every man has a woman.

I could not pursue Pali studies. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Anyone interested in modern Tibetan history should not miss this film, especially as it is the only document about Choephel’s life currently available choepheo English.

He had a pleasant and a winsome disposition. The book however appears rather incomplete; becausehe could not finish it in the way he wanted. See offer for details. Buddhism Portal Indian religions Portal. I had other priorities; I had to earn a living. His time was much before the slang entered into books. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

He also taught himself some Indian languages and English. He also became the president of the Azamgarh unit of the Indian National congress. Gejdun he was not allowed to visit the region and collect field data. Sankrityayana wasof course, mystified and bitterly upset about the decision handed down.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. He gave up formal studies chlepheland accompanied Rahul Sankrityayan on a search for rare manuscripts in the monastic libraries of southern Tibet, including that of the chiephel temple of Sakya. Where is the UN and the Vatican on this?


Anthology of Tibetan Poets – G.C. (Gendun Choephel)

He passed away inonly two years genvun his release. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. He advised me to dig into Pali texts if I have to understand the Buddha and his teachings.

Rahula Sankrityayana — Sadly, the US has now entered into a “Covenant with the Enemy” Chinese nation and this harm will bring due Karma at its destine time An overlooked corner of modern Tibetan history is revealed in Luc Schaedler’s Angry Monk, the fascinating story of Gendun Choephel, regarded now as one of Tibet’s leading intellectuals of the 20th century but once reviled and imprisoned for daring to dream of a society open to democratic development.

And when some intelligent people claimed the chooephel, they were exposed to various difficulties, such as being burnt alive. Apart from travelogues he wrote extensively on a verity of subjects such as sociology, history, philosophy, Buddhism, Tibetology, lexicography, grammar, textual editing, folklore, science, drama, and politics, He also produced two huge dictionaries, one Tibetan — Sanskrit; and the other Russian-Sanskrit.

Buddhism Buddhism in the West Buddhist modernism. August 18, Run Time: Chophel was obviously an important figure in 20th century Tibet.

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