H.E. Khempo Rinpoche was photographed and published
with other great Tibetan Buddhist Masters.
Renowned photographer Don Farber, felt compelled to record the
last of the living Buddhist masters who received their training
in Tibet and then fled the country following the invasion by China,
as well as other masters who survived many years of imprisonment
during the Cultural Revolution. He has worked with a sense of
urgency to photograph and interview these extraordinary beings
who have been the custodians of this endangered Buddhist tradition.
His collection of portraits also includes some of the bright lights
of Tibetan Buddhism, the younger masters who will carry the tradition
into the future. As a photographic archive of Tibetan Buddhist masters,
this book plays an important role in preserving Tibetan culture, in all
its richness and complexity, through the words and faces of its esteemed