- By Maureen Fallon

The road to Dharamsala : my unexpected life

  • Title: The road to Dharamsala : my unexpected life
  • Author: Maureen Fallon
  • ISBN: 9781740311106
  • Page: 374
  • Format: paperback
  • The road to Dharamsala my unexpected life As seen on Australian TV s Australian Story Maureen Fallon s life has been an amazing one Maureen once had a number of government executives working for her but she became increasingly disenchanted w

    As seen on Australian TV s Australian Story, Maureen Fallon s life has been an amazing one Maureen once had a number of government executives working for her but she became increasingly disenchanted with the career she was moving through So she gave away her big pay packet and top ranking position to organise and manage one of the biggest tours this country has ever seAs seen on Australian TV s Australian Story, Maureen Fallon s life has been an amazing one Maureen once had a number of government executives working for her but she became increasingly disenchanted with the career she was moving through So she gave away her big pay packet and top ranking position to organise and manage one of the biggest tours this country has ever seen Every year for the past ten years, a group of exiled Tibetan monks from the Gyuto monastery in remote India, travel thousands of kilometres around Australia in an old mini bus Famous for their chanting, the monks are brought here by the former corporate high flyer This personal journey intimately looks at Maureen s life, her recent search for fulfillment and the fanfare she has created in managing the much loved Gyuto monks The Road to Dharamshala is her amazing story

    1 thought on “The road to Dharamsala : my unexpected life

    1. I initially found this book challenging as I felt the title was misleading in some way. It never really "hit" me until page 169 (which is quite a way through the book) whereby the author makes a statement about 'Taking Care' and supporting the values of kindness and compassion in the community that it really dawned on me what this woman was doing and why. If it were not for her upbringing and the life turmoils that she had gone through, then most likely Australia would not have been exposed the [...]

    2. Maureen Fallon has led an interesting life from many perspectives, I guess I just didn't find it all that interesting personally. I was hoping that this book might be one persons account of their spiritual journey to Dharamsala wasn't. It was heavy on beuraucratic detail and light on spirit - just the wrong balance for me thats all.

    3. I was hoping for much more information on her times with the Gyuto Monks, but this book was more about her life. Whilst she has lead a somewhat interesting life, it didnt make for good reading. I ended up skimming through the second half of the book looking for Gyuto information, and even when I found it, it wasnt that interesting.

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