Dance of 17 Lives

Dance of 17 Lives: The Incredible True Story of Tibet's 17th Karmapa, by Mick Brown, from Bloomsbury, ISBN 1582345988. Fascinated by the daring escape of Tibet's 14-year-old 17th Karmapa across the Himalayas, Brown traveled to Dharamsala to meet this young leader who was identified as the reincarnation of the 16th Karmapa at the age of eight, and found himself drawn into a web of intrigue. Amid a complicated feud concerning the boy's succession, Brown managed to gain confidences on all sides. Here are his stories of miracles and murder, the settling of 200-year-old scores, and the amazing survival of Tibetan Buddhism. Now in paperback!