Account of interview with Li Gotami on the life of Lama Anagarika Govinda (née Ernst Lothar Hoffman, 1898-1985), and her own career as an artist.

Account of interview with Li Gotami on the life of Lama Anagarika Govinda (née Ernst Lothar Hoffman, 1898-1985), and her own career as an artist.

 

Name:
Winkler, Ken (Interviewer)
Title:
Account of interview with Li Gotami on the life of Lama Anagarika Govinda (née Ernst Lothar Hoffman, 1898-1985), and her own career as an artist.
Abstract:
A first-hand account orally recorded by Ken Winkler of his interview with Li Gotami on the life of her deceased husband, Lama Anagarika Govinda. Mr. Winkler interviewed Li Gotami on August 19, 1995 in Mill Valley, California, and here relays what she told him. The 25-minute account focuses on how Ernst Lothar Hoffman studied Buddhism, became a lama himself, and married (on three occasions) Li Gotami. Also includes some details on their personal life together in Almora, India, and her own experiences and acquaintances (including Gertrude Stein, etc.), and life as an artist.
Collection Name:
Collection on Lama Govinda
Subjects:
Buddhists; Western countries; India; Anagarika Govinda, Lama, 1898-1985; Govinda, Li Gotami
Format:
sound recordings
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
August 19, 1985
Physical Description:
1 audio file (26 minutes)
Note:
Original format: audiocassetteThe account was orally recorded by Ken Winkler immediately following the interview. Ken Winkler is a retired professor of English at Santa Monica College. He was a student of Lama Govinda, and is author of the biography, "A Thousand Journeys: The biography of Lama Anagarika Govinda" (Element Books, 1990).Digitized with funding by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.
Note (Biographical):
Lama Anagarika Govinda (1898-1985), born in Germany as Ernst Lothar Hoffman, was the founder of the order of the Arya Maitreyea Mandala and a teacher of Buddhist meditation. He is author of the book, Way of the White Clouds, and other works on Tibetan mysticism. In 1947, he married Li Gotami, a Parsi artist from Bombay. Together they traveled in Tibet, lived for many years in India, and finally retired in northern California.
Language:
English
Library Location:
C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
10940645
Digital Project:
Tibetan Studies Special Collections at Columbia University
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-2he4-dq50