Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from by Yangzom Brauen

By Yangzom Brauen

[i]A strong, emotional memoir and a unprecedented portrait of 3 generations of Tibetan ladies whose lives are without end replaced while Chairman Mao’s pink military crushes Tibetan independence, sending a tender mom and her six-year-old daughter on a treacherous trip around the snowy Himalayas towards freedom

[/i]Kunsang inspiration she might by no means depart Tibet. one of many country's youngest Buddhist nuns, she grew up in a distant mountain village the place, as undefined, she entered the neighborhood nunnery. even though uncomplicated, Kunsang's existence gave her all she wanted: a oneness with nature and a experience of the religious in all issues. She married a monk, had youngsters, and lived in peace and prayer. yet now not for lengthy. there has been a asserting in Tibet: "When the iron fowl flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan humans can be scattered like ants around the face of the earth." The chinese language invasion of Tibet in 1950 replaced every thing. whilst infantrymen arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying every little thing of their direction, Kunsang and her kin fled around the Himalayas in basic terms to spend years in Indian refugee camps. She misplaced both her husband and her youngest baby on that trip, yet the future held a unprecedented flip of occasions that might endlessly swap her life--the arrival within the refugee camps of a classy younger Swiss guy lengthy thinking about Tibet. Martin Brauen will fall immediately in love with Kunsang's younger daughter, Sonam, ultimately successful her center and hand, and taking mother and daughter with him to Switzerland, the place Yangzom can be born.

Many tales lie hidden until eventually the best individual arrives to inform them. In rescuing the tale of her now 90-year-old inspirational grandmother and her mom, Yangzom Brauen has given us a publication packed with love, braveness, and triumph,as good as allowing us an extraordinary and vibrant glimpse of lifestyles in rural Tibet sooner than the arriving of the Chinese. Most importantly, though, ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS is a testomony to 3 powerful, decided ladies who are linked by an unbreakable family members bond.  

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Oh friends, let us combine our righteous strengths together so we may turn all our countryside and all of our lives into a large single four-dimensional art . . Conclusion What we need is the transparent will and the large power and heat that wrap the Galaxy Kenji then lined up his thoughts on each topic. Among the ones he included in the introduction, “What we together are to discuss from now on,” for example, are: We are all farmers. We are extremely busy and our work is hard. We’d like to Wnd a way to lead a brighter, livelier life.

3 0 \ I N T R O D U C T I O N Above all, to go about pulling a rear cart was beyond belief. In Hanamaki in those days there were only a few mercantile houses owning one, and having one meant a big house. It would be comparable to today’s Mercedes-Benz, and you couldn’t use such a thing selling vegetables. Kenji liked uniforms. He once designed what he called “farm-work clothes,” which resemble today’s work clothes, and had the design printed in the bulletin of the Iwate Prefectural Farm Association.

Kenji took to his bed as soon as he reached an inn. He was convinced he was about to die. The following day he wrote a brief letter to his parents and another to his siblings. In the former he said: “All my life you have bestowed on me the kind of considerateness that no child anywhere could expect to receive, but I have always been selWsh and have ended up like this. ”42 At the end of the month Masajiro arranged to have him transported home in a sleeping car. It was during that fall that Kenji scribbled the poem “November 3rd” in a pocket notebook.

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