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Winds of Change: An Autobiography of A Tibetan

Tsoltim Ngima Shakabpa (Author)

In October 1993 when I was 50 years old, I went t seen my internist, Dr. Leland Teng of Medalia Healthcare in Bellevue, WA., because I was suffering from indigestion. Dr. Teng checked me thoroughly, and because he was alarmed by what he found, he referred me the same day to the renowned gastroenterologist, Dr. Robert M. Gannan of Northwest Gastroenterolgy Associates. After conducting an endoscopy of my stomach and a biopsy, Dr. Gannan very gently told me and my wife, Vilma, that I had a malignant tumor in my small stomach and recommended immediate surgery. Both my wife and I were in a state of shock. What could we do but accept the fact and face the truth?.

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Tsoltim Ngima Shakabpa

Tsoltim Ngima Shakabpa was born in Lhasa, Tibet on September 7, 1943. he was educated in Tibet, India and the United States. He had worked for the Tibetan Government-in-Exile in India and was a senior international banker in the United States until he was diagnosed with United States until he was diagnosed with stomach cancer in October 1993. he battled his way to good health through western medicine and meditation but was struck down again wih a debilitating stroke in January 1999. Despite these setbacks, in 2002 Mr. Shakabpa wrote a magnificent book of poems entitled, RECORDS D”UN TIBETA, which was translated and published in the Catalan language by the prestigious Spanish publishing firm, pages Editors. In April 2002, he received the EDITOR”S CHOICE AWARD for Outstanding Achievement I Poetry from the International Library of Poetry. Later, in 2003, he was selected as ONE OF THE BEST POETS OF 2003 and was featured in international WHO”S WHO IN POETRY book. In early June 2003, Mr. Shakabpa’s inspiring new book of poems entitled, RECOLLECTIONS OF A TIBETAN, was published by the reputable United States publishing firm, Publish America. Now he has written this touching and revealing autobiography, WINDS OF CHANGE-An AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A TIBETAN, which is probably the first ever autobiography written in poetical form. This autobiography should be an inspiration to all immigrants and to all those afflicted with debilitating illnesses. He continues to write and fight for the independence of Tibetan, and maintains a healthy attitude toward life. Mr. Shakabpa is the Executive Director of his father’s memorial foundation, TSEPON WANGCHUK DEDEN SHAKABPA MEMORIAL FOUNDATION< and like his famous father, the Tibetan historian and patriot, has been a strong advocate for the independence of Tibet. His poetries and autobiography are marked with philosophical inspiration, romanticism, patriotism and a fighting spirit –all expressed with a touch of Tibetan charm and American candor.

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Title Winds of Change: An Autobiography of A Tibetan
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2005
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186230513
length 88p., 11 Colour Illustrations; 8.5” X 5.5”