Rimpoche, Nawang Gelek

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RIMPOCHE, Nawang Gelek

RIMPOCHE, Nawang Gelek. Also writes as Rimpoche Nawang Gelek. American (born Tibet), b. 1939. Genres: Area studies, Literary criticism and history, Inspirational/Motivational Literature. Career: Tibetan lama, international lecturer. Worked for All India Radio and the Tibetan government. Has been an instructor at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH and a research consultant at the University of Michigan; speaker at spiritual centers; Jewel Heart, Ann Arbor, MI, founder, 1988. Publications: (with M.C. Goldstein) A History of Modern Tibet, 1918-1951: The Demise of the Lamaist State, 1989; (with M.C. Goldstein and L. Phuntshog) Essentials of Modern Literary Tibetan: A Reading Course and Reference Grammar, 1991; (as Rimpoche Nawang Gehlek) Good Life, Good Death: Tibetan Wisdom on Reincarnation, 2001. Editor of Buddhist manuscripts. Address: Jewel Heart, 207 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]