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Buddhadharma : Spring 2010
73 spring 2 01 0 buddhadharma: the practitioner’s quarterly Donald Lopez’s pioneering translation of 104 poems by Gendun Chopel (1903– 51) is a welcome addition to the growing shelf of works devoted to the “angry monk,” as a recent documentary film describes him. Gendun Chopel was perhaps the most colorful, controversial, and compelling Tibetan intellectual figure of the early twentieth century. He was a brilliant thinker and writer and a complex personality whose sojourns in India and Sri Lanka, study of South Asian and Western languages and culture, embrace of progressive political and social ideas, and imprisonment and eventual death upon his return to Tibet have served, in the decades since his death, to elevate him in the eyes of many to the status of cultural hero. He has become emblematic of both the promise and peril of Tibet’s encounter with modernity, which he was among the first from his nation to experience and articulate. Gendun Chopel was born in Amdo in the Tibetan northeast to a family steeped in the practices of the “old,” or Nyingma, tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He learned much about literature, art, and religion from his father, an accomplished scholar and expert in the Great Perfection (Dzogchen) teachings. After his father’s death, his Reviews Poems of a Renegade monk in the Forest oF Faded Wisdom 104 poems by gendun Chopel, a Bilingual Edition edited and translated by donald s. Lopez Jr. University of Chicago press 2009 192 pages; $26 (hardcover) reviewed by roger Jackson RogeR R. Jackson is a professor of religion and south asian studies at carleton college in northfield, Minnesota. He is the author of Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse From Buddhist India, and the editor of The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems: A Tibetan Study of Asian Religious Thought.