The Life of the Tibetan Mystic Dezhung Rinpoche
The inspiring and unlikely true story of one of the first Tibetan Buddhist teachers in America, the Sakya Lama Dezhung Rinpoche, who His Holiness Sakya Trizin called "one of the great scholar-yogis of our time."
In 1960, Dezhung Rinpoche (1906-87) arrived in Seattle after being forced into exile from his native land by the communist Chinese. Already a revered master of the teachings of all Tibetan Buddhist schools, he would eventually become a teacher of some of Western Buddhism's most noted scholars.
"David Jackson is perhaps the finest and most creative Tibetologist living today, and this biography, over a decade in the making, is a splendid cultural history. A Saint in Seattle will remain as a model of how the lives of modern saints should be approached." E.Gene Smith.
"A man of profound and wide-ranging learning, great dignity, and the highest ethical standards, he nevertheless carried these weighty attributes humbly, leavened with great personal warmth, humour, and compassion. For historians of Tibet, Dezhung Rinpoche was a living archive, and demonstrated to all by his example that the rich tree of religious life must be watered by lovea meticulously researched biography of this celebrated teacher." Matthew Kapstein.