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Across Many Mountains - A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom

Yangzom Brauen

A powerful, emotional memoir and an extraordinary portrait of three generations of Tibetan women whose lives are forever changed when Chairman Mao's Red Army crushes Tibetan independence, sending a young mother and her six-year-old daughter on a treacherous journey across the snowy Himalayas toward freedom Kunsang thought she would never leave Tibet. One of the country's youngest Buddhist nuns, she grew up in a remote mountain village where, as a teenager, she entered the local nunnery. Though simple, Kunsang's life gave her all she needed: a oneness with nature and a sense of the spiritual in all things. She married a monk, had two children, and lived in peace and prayer. But not for long. There was a saying in Tibet: "When the iron bird flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan people will be scattered like ants across the face of the earth." The Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950 changed everything. When soldiers arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying everything in their path, Kunsang and her family fled across the Himalayas only to spend years in Indian refugee camps. She lost both her husband and her youngest child on that journey, but the future held an extraordinary turn of events that would forever change her life--the arrival in the refugee camps of a cultured young Swiss man long fascinated with Tibet. Martin Brauen will fall instantly in love with Kunsang's young daughter, Sonam, eventually winning her heart and hand, and taking mother and daughter with him to Switzerland, where Yangzom will be born. Many stories lie hidden until the right person arrives to tell them. In rescuing the story of her now 90-year-old inspirational grandmother and her mother, Yangzom Brauen has given us a book full of love, courage, and triumph,as well as allowing us a rare and vivid glimpse of life in rural Tibet before the arrival of the Chinese. Most importantly, though, ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS is a testament to three strong, determined women who are linked by an unbreakable family bond.

A powerful, emotional memoir and an extraordinary portrait of three generations of Tibetan women whose lives are forever changed when Chairman Mao's Red Army crushes Tibetan independence, sending a young mother and her six-year-old daughter on a treacherous journey across the snowy Himalayas toward freedom Kunsang thought she would never leave Tibet. One of the country's youngest Buddhist nuns, she grew up in a remote mountain village where, as a teenager, she entered the local nunnery. Though simple, Kunsang's life gave her all she needed: a oneness with nature and a sense of the spiritual in all things. She married a monk, had two children, and lived in peace and prayer. But not for long. There was a saying in Tibet: "When the iron bird flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan people will be scattered like ants across the face of the earth." The Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950 changed everything. When soldiers arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying everything in their path, Kunsang and her family fled across the Himalayas only to spend years in Indian refugee camps. She lost both her husband and her youngest child on that journey, but the future held an extraordinary turn of events that would forever change her life--the arrival in the refugee camps of a cultured young Swiss man long fascinated with Tibet. Martin Brauen will fall instantly in love with Kunsang's young daughter, Sonam, eventually winning her heart and hand, and taking mother and daughter with him to Switzerland, where Yangzom will be born. Many stories lie hidden until the right person arrives to tell them. In rescuing the story of her now 90-year-old inspirational grandmother and her mother, Yangzom Brauen has given us a book full of love, courage, and triumph,as well as allowing us a rare and vivid glimpse of life in rural Tibet before the arrival of the Chinese. Most importantly, though, ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS is a testament to three strong, determined women who are linked by an unbreakable family bond.
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A powerful, emotional memoir and an extraordinary portrait of three generations of Tibetan women whose lives are forever changed when Chairman Mao's Red Army crushes Tibetan independence, sending a young mother and her six-year-old daughter on a treacherous journey across the snowy Himalayas toward freedom Kunsang thought she would never leave Tibet. One of the country's youngest Buddhist nuns, she grew up in a remote mountain village where, as a teenager, she entered the local nunnery. Though simple, Kunsang's life gave her all she needed: a oneness with nature and a sense of the spiritual in all things. She married a monk, had two children, and lived in peace and prayer. But not for long. There was a saying in Tibet: "When the iron bird flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan people will be scattered like ants across the face of the earth." The Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950 changed everything. When soldiers arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying everything in their path, Kunsang and her family fled across the Himalayas only to spend years in Indian refugee camps. She lost both her husband and her youngest child on that journey, but the future held an extraordinary turn of events that would forever change her life--the arrival in the refugee camps of a cultured young Swiss man long fascinated with Tibet. Martin Brauen will fall instantly in love with Kunsang's young daughter, Sonam, eventually winning her heart and hand, and taking mother and daughter with him to Switzerland, where Yangzom will be born. Many stories lie hidden until the right person arrives to tell them. In rescuing the story of her now 90-year-old inspirational grandmother and her mother, Yangzom Brauen has given us a book full of love, courage, and triumph,as well as allowing us a rare and vivid glimpse of life in rural Tibet before the arrival of the Chinese. Most importantly, though, ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS is a testament to three strong, determined women who are linked by an unbreakable family bond.

Language:

English

Length:

9h 50m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

05:57


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:38


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:38


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:02