Aljoscha Long, Ronald Schweppe: The Merchant and the Rinpoche. Diederichs Verlag (Hardcover)

The Merchant and the Rinpoche

Life, death, and in between. A novel

Original Title: Der Kaufmann und der Rinpoche

Hardcover with jacket, 240 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-424-35100-2
€ 18.00 [D] | € 18.50 [A] | CHF 25.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Diederichs

Date of publication: March 2, 2020
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Aljoscha  Long, Ronald  Schweppe - The Merchant and the Rinpoche


Two fates and a journey through the Bardo

The Tibetan merchant Dorjee Wangchuck and the rinpoche Sonam Tsering have had a deep friendship since childhood, even though their lives could not have been more different. While one chose to find his way in the whirl of historical events and went on to amass a fortune, the other decided to live in a monastery.

When old Dorjee is on his death bed, he asks his friend to read him the Bardo Thödol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead. It is supposed to help guide him through the Bardo, the intermediate world, on his way to rebirth. During the dramatically narrated journey through the Bardo, the reader learns what Dorjee experienced in life.

This is a story of the life paths of two destinies embedded in the events of Tibetan history of the last century. At the heart of this remarkable story is belief, a belief which is put to the test while Dorjee is dying. Will he be reborn at the end of his journey through the Bardo, or must he remain in that realm in-between?

• Instructive – gripping – spiritual

• Buddhist Spirituality, a trending topic

• From the successful author duo Long and Schweppe


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