Virtual Event

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 7pm PT

The Extraordinary Life of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
text and art by Rima Fujita
in conversation with 
Dr. Carole McGranahan

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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama tells the story of his life with stunning illustrations by world-renowned artist Rima Fujita.

One of the most revered spiritual figures of our time--His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama--tells the story of his life in this intimate, timeless, and approachable book. Featuring luminous illustrations from world-renowned artist Rima Fujita and some never-before-shared details, it's the perfect way to explore the life of the Dalai Lama. This simple yet powerful text combined with stunning artwork will captivate readers of all ages--and will take you on a mystical journey you won't soon forget.



Author & Illustrator

Rima Fujita was born in Tokyo, lived in New York City for thirty-two years, and now resides in Southern California. She graduated from Parsons School of Design and has exhibited her work internationally to much acclaim and has gained collectors around the world. Rima has won various awards internationally, received special recognition including from H.H. the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, at the International Peace Summit in Japan.

Her books include: Wonder Garden, Wonder Talk, The Little Black Box, Simple Meditation, TB Aware, Save the Himalaya, Rewa, Tibetan Identity, and The Day the Buddha Woke Up. Rima's works have been presented at Rubin Museum of Art (in New York), the Tagore Gallery (New York & Beverly Hills), Tibet House (New York), Trace Foundation (New York), Isetan Art Gallery (Tokyo), Mingei Museum of Art and San Diego Museum of Art.

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in conversation with

Dr. Carole McGranahan is professor of anthropology, history, and Tibetan studies at the University of Colorado. She is author of Arrested Histories: Tibet, the CIA, and Histories of a Forgotten War (Duke University Press, 2010), and editor most recently of Writing Anthropology: Essays on Craft and Commitment (Duke University Press, 2020), and of The Tibet Reader (forthcoming). She is currently writing a book on storytelling as a way of knowing the world. Her writings and public talks are available at