Tim Ward The Great Dragon's Fleas

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The Great Dragon's Fleas

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The author chronicles his two year odyssey throughout the exotic lands of Tibet, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand and China

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Tim Ward lived in Asia for 6 years and has written three books about his experiences in India, Thailand, China and Tibet, including What the Buddha Never Taught and Arousing the Goddess. He is also a professional communications consultant workings with various international development organizations, and is president of Intermedia Communications Training, based in Washington D.C. His fourth book, Savage Breast: Travels with my Anima Around the Mediterranean is due out in 2005.

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This mild follow-up to What the Buddha Never Taught begins promisingly almost a year before the events chronicled in that book. Ward is once again trekking through Asia in search of spiritual knowledge and fulfillment. He gains a much sought-after audience with the Dalai Lama, who offers him some practical advice. Then, in India, Ward becomes a student of a prominent Tibetan monk (the "dragon" of the title, whose infestation of fleas is said to be the result of his compassion for all living creatures). All of this displays the same humor, affection and verve that Ward demonstrated before. Unfortunately, after he leaves this divine tutelage, the story loses steam quickly. His rambles through Tibet (where he nearly runs afoul of the Chinese bureaucracy), Sumatra (where he encounters an odd cult that blends Christianity with cannibalism) and China (where he finds that the Buddha may have once been incarnated as a woman) comes off as banal spiritual tourism, enlivened only occasionally by flashes of inspiration. In a postscript, the author pleads for freedom for Tibet, long suffering under Chinese domination.
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