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India Book Launch of "In the Shadow of the Buddha" October 28, 2011 in Bodhgaya

Pilgrimage in Tibet: In the Shadow of the Buddha
Slideshow and book talk with Matteo Pistono
October 28, 2011 8 pm

Wat Pa (Thai-Bharat Society) Buddhagaya Vanaram Temple
Bodhgaya, INDIA
hosted by the International Network of Engaged Buddhist

Pistono draws on his experiences as a journalist and student of Tibetan Buddhism to explore the intersection between spirituality and politics. In a slideshow talk, Pistono weaves together majestic images from the Himalayas, stories of his decade-long pilgrimage in Tibet, and his role in smuggling out evidence of the Chinese government's human rights abuses to the West.  Read More 
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Engaged Buddhism: A Different Kind Of Pilgrimage

There is a great collection of papers on Engaged Buddhism addressing the Future of Buddhism and social action. This collection is being published on the occasion of the bi-annual conference of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) that is happening in Bodhgaya, India from Oct 26-29th. Click on the INEB link to the left to find the conference papers.

Matteo Pistono sits on the Executive Council of INEB and contributed the following to the collection.

A DIFFERENT KIND OF PILGRIMAGE
By Matteo Pistono

When I first journeyed to Tibet in the late 1990s, I was on a pilgrimage in the foot­steps of a nineteenth-century Tibetan mystic named Tertön Sogyal. A horse-riding bandit turned meditation master,  Read More 
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Matteo Pistono presents 'In the Shadow of the Buddha' at St. James's Church at Piccadilly, hosted by Alternatives

The final event for the UK launch of "In the Shadow of the Buddha" took place at the 17th century St James's Church at Piccadilly. Speaking and showing slides to the hundred person strong crowd was a great way to conclude my week in London. Thanks to the family at Alternatives, St James's Church  Read More 
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Talk and book launch at the Free Word Centre, hosted by Tibet Society

Tibet Society hosted a talk and book launch by author and undercover reporter Matteo Pistono at the Free Word Centre in London on September 9, 2011. Tibet Society wrote about the event, "The audience were treated to a riveting talk with insights into Matteo's journey across Tibet, including in-depth descriptions of traditional life on the plateau,  Read More 
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Enter Hay House's Competition for a hand drawn map of Tibet and gift cards

Hay House is giving away mounted hand drawn maps of Tibet, and gift cards of pilgrimage sites in Tibet. These are the images that are featured inside the book "In the Shadow of the Buddha"

Click on the map to take you to Hay House to enter the free competition. Read More 
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London launch of 'In the Shadow of the Buddha' Sept 7-12

I am excited to announce the London event dates for the launch of 'In the Shadow of the Buddha'. All the links can be found on the 'Book Tour' page (click to the left on the book), but the main two events will be held on Friday, Sept 9th, and Monday, Sept 12th. Here are the details:

Friday 9th September, 6:30pm – 8:30 pm
TIBET SOCIETY TALK AND SLIDESHOW
and Q & A and book signing
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA
Tickets: £5, concessions £3

Monday 12th September, 7:00-8:30 pm
TALK AND SLIDESHOW AT ALTERNATIVES
St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL
Talk, Q&A and book signing
Tickets: £10, concessions £5

Please let your London friends know and I look forward to seeing you there!!! Read More 
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