Lama Yeshe Rinpoche's book, From a Mountain in Tibet, has been published by Penguin Books. This is an excerpt from the book describing the flight from Tibet into India:
"The mood turned black. This was the moment I grasped that the future was not certain. Up until this point I had been swept along by my persisting sense of relief and excitement of being out of Dolma Lhakang. I trusted that my brother and Trungpa would continue to guide us, as they always had. And whenever I allowed myself to think about the wider situation, I simply couldn't imagine that I was living through the destruction of my world. That seemed impossible. All this complacency crumbled when I heard that Lhasa had been captured. Where should we go now?"
There has been some press interest in Lama Rinpoche's book, which we'd like to share with you.
From the BBC there is an interview on the World Service as well as an article in the News section - "The 'selfish waster' who now runs a monastary"
The Times ran an interview on Sunday 30th August - "My rocky road from Lhasa to peace in Dumfries" (paywall).
And finally, also from 30th August, an interview in The Sunday Post.
A deeply moving and inspiring book.