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Peter Gabriel writes about In the Shadow of the Buddha

"Matteo Pistono chose a journey that, inside and outside, would lead him into unfamiliar territory. He followed the path of one of Tibet’s great mystics through the Land of Snows, but what he encountered was a mass of contradictions: the elusive past and the intrusive present; brutality and torture greeted with nonviolence and  Read More 
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama on In the Shadow of the Buddha



"This story of Matteo Pistono’s quest to visit places in Tibet associated with Tertön Sogyal, the adept who was a companion of the thirteenth Dalai Lama, is revealing not only of the Tertön’s life but also of circumstances in  Read More 
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Robert Thurman writes about <i>In the Shadow of the Buddha</i>



What an endorsement! I am so grateful. Robert Thurman, Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and President of Tibet House US, sent me the following endorsement for the book. Also, check out Professor Thurman's books Inner Revolution and Infinite Life, among others.

"What a fabulous saga! A mystical tale of defending the land of the Buddha Dharma at the turn of the 20th century interwoven with the life and death struggle now going on at the turn of the 21rst! This moving account is written beautifully from the heart, and it lifts the heart to read  Read More 
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Another blurb, from Daniel Goleman



Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ and Social Intelligence: The New Science of Social Relationships, just sent in this blurb for my book:

"Part spy thriller, part Dharma travelogue, part spiritual autobiography, In the Shadow of the Buddha is one hundred percent page-turner.  Read More 
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Eric Weiner blurbs the book



I just received this great blurb for my book from Eric Weiner: author of The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World.

"Matteo Pistono is the James Bond of Tibetan Buddhism. In the Shadow  of the Buddha is filled with perilous motorcycle rides, secret documents and romantic liaisons. Pistono also manages to find time to meditate and ponder the nature of the  Read More 
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