Category: Book Review

The Master Director, a book authored by Thomas K. Shor, a Boston based author and published by Harper Element, an imprint subsidiary of Harper Collins is a fascinating journey into the lives of both the author and Gurudev Karma Wangchuk, a Buddhist Spiritual Master based in a small village, near Darjeeling, India. The book was never planned, much as the author points out when he lands in India in the midst of chaos and shadowy settings of the Mumbai Airport. It was an outcome of the twists and turns of meeting unexpected people and ending up in unexpected and often unforgiving situations. Indeed, when the author finds himself at a small tea plantation in Sikkim having escaped the violent political agitation in Darjeeling Hills, he feels spiritually emboldened. Further, when an unknown individual invites him to his house and offers to seek an audience for him with a ‘Reincarnated Buddhist Monk’ a ‘Tulku’ highly venerated by both the Buddhist and Hindu populace, he feels blessed.

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