With just under a month to go, the illustrated graphic novel of the Dalai Lama’s life is now less than $3000 short of its crowdfunding goal of $25,000.
In his latest update on the progress of this biography of the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman announces that they are just 2-3 months away from completion, needing to color and polish the last set of pages. Then the book will be sent to the printer for its first edition, with the goal that it is out before the coming Losar (Tibetan New Year), February 8.
In the video you can see some images from the life of the Dalai Lama, including a young Robert Thurman seeking ordination along with the Dalai Lama’s encounter with Thomas Merton, who, according to the text, “confirms in the Dalai Lama his growing conviction that his most important purpose living in exile is to improve the mutual understanding among all world religions.” Below I have pulled out just one of the particularly intricate and beautiful images displayed in the video.
(if the youtube video doesn’t display below, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_Oq6dg7CLc )
As Thurman describes, the graphic novel brings you not just the life of the Dalai Lama but also to Tibet in the years of his absence, where massive destruction took place during and following the Cultural Revolution and where currently religious freedom is not recognized. Further correctly noted by Thurman, the Chinese Communist Party’s long-standing propaganda war against the Dalai Lama continues to this day, making this work an important potential corrective to the misinformation they are spreading.
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