The 14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography by Tetsu Saiwai
Complete with the expected visual sound effects, this graphic-novel-esque story about the Dalai Lama’s childhood and life was quick to read and really cool! Kai even liked reading parts of it with me.
Did you know that his full name (given to him when he was 5 years old and officially acknowledged as the spiritual leader of Tibet) is Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso? It means “Holy Lord, Gentle Glory, Compassionate, Defender of the Faith, Ocean of Wisdom.”
He’s had quite a life, and the story of the Tibetan people in the last 2/3rds of a century is a powerful and sad one.
It’s crazy to think about all the things that go on in the world — right now — in our lifetime — when we are so knowledgeable and powerful (are we?). And yet…
Anyway, I loved the well-researched illustrations. I’m sharing a few random pages in a gallery so you can enjoy too.