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Author: Tony London
Publisher: Library of Tibetan Works & Archives
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789383441747
High Hopes is the story of Tibetan education in India since the arrival of Tenzin Gyaltso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama in India in 1959.
When His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in India, he came with his retinue many thousands of followers who arrived soon after.
Their arduous journey was to a country about which most of them were ignorant. They came as deeply committed Buddhists and with a positive belief in the future. Other than the monks and high officials, most of them had little or no formal education or experience.
They arrived into a country which was still emerging and forming its own identity, and still reeling from the ‘Partition’ and all of the related changes that had taken place after the departure of the British ‘Raj’.
This relatively small group of Tibetans were strangers in the political landscape of the sub-continent, with its millions. Somehow Nehru and the Indians found a way to accommodate the Tibetans. This book traces that story and the way that the Tibetan in-exile have been able to forge their own unique Buddhist way of life and to incorporate that into their path for the future.
1. The Roof of the World
3. Finding their Way
4. India their New Home
5. A Prayer Wheel in their Luggage
6. In the Tradition
7. At the Chalk face
8. The Development of a Policy
9. The Basic Education Policy
10. Nourishing and Flourishing
11. Ten Years On
12. Case Studies
13. In the Shadow
14. Teacher and Learners
15. Issues for the Diaspora
16. Snow Lion Footprints