Tibetan culture and philosophy comes alive through this unique
and unconventional personal history of Tarab Tulku.
When the apple tree in a small, poor farmyard in Tibet blossomed in the
middle of the coldest time of year, everybody knew that the child about to
be born would be a very special child.
Tarab Tulku XI was born in the year of the wood pig, 1934, not far from the
Tibetan capital of Lhasa. He was soon recognized as the incarnation of Tarab Tulku X and was enthroned at the Tashi Rabten Monastery in Southern Tibet at the age of one year. When he was six, accompanied by a large retinue, he undertook a dangerous and magical three-week journey on horseback through Tibet to begin his studies at the Drepung Monastic University.
Tarab Tulku’s life reflects the tragic story of Tibet and, like so many other
reincarnated lamas, when the Chinese invaded the country he had to flee
on foot across the Himalayas to a life in exile. Under tough conditions in an
Indian refugee camp he completed the geshe degree.
The Danish Prince Peter and the Dalai Lama assured that Denmark became Tarab Tulku’s new home. He continued his research into Buddhist philosophy, and evolved a rare and profound understanding of Western culture and of the Western way of thinking. He developed Unity in Duality, an interpretation and presentation of the universal elements in Buddhism and a practical method for living in peace and harmony with others.
All profits from this book go to The Danish Tibetan Cultural Society and Tarab Institute. Publisher, authors and all who have contributed to the making of this book have donated their work for free.