Je Tsongkhapa was a 15th century Buddhist scholar and saint whose fame swept all over the northern regions of Tibet, Mongolia and north China. Often regarded as the “Second Buddha” after Buddha Shakyamuni, he was widely revered and worshipped during the later Chinese dynasties of Yuan and Ching. Today, his fame has spread all over Asia and now the world in fulfillment of a prediction made by Buddha Shakyamuni. This book relates the story of Je Tsongkhapa’s incredible life and achievements, as well as the qualities he embodies, along with contemporary photography that interprets the essence of his sacred existence in a unique ultramodern perspective.
Author: Gisbert Pascal Roth
Published: November 2010
About the Author: Gisbert Pascal Roth
A wizard of all trades without mastering one, Gisbert Pascal Roth, a Swiss based in Asia since 1994, always felt at peace visiting temples in Malaysia and found a natural connection to Buddhism many years ago. While engineering and the marketing of high-tech goods are important elements in his daily work, creativity and the urge to express it never lacked far behind. Married with three boys and a hectic, travel intensive lifestyle, the author finds balance, depth and joy in the dharma. Thus, came this book into fruition, connecting his interest for the contemporary to the Himalayan visual arts. This book combines modern, creative tools with proven ancient wisdom and spirituality. The dharma is very relevant, enriching many people’s lives and providing clear direction especially in times of our fast-paced lifestyles. This book aims to be a source to reflect upon this relevant balance of spirituality in our lives.