Leaving Buddha, by Tenzin Lahkpa & Eugene Bach
- Author: Tenzin Lahkpa
- Author: Eugene Bach
When he was a child, Tenzin Lahkpa (pseudonym) was forced into a Buddhist monastery where he suffered beatings and abuse. Despite the harsh upbringing, he grew up to be a dedicated follower of Buddha. He was an official reader of their sacred texts, and he trained students at the monastery.
Leaving Buddha is the fascinating story of a devout Tibetan Buddhist monk who made the radical decision to leave his monastery and follow Jesus Christ. His hometown neighbors and former colleagues want him dead. His own family members have tried abducting him and stoning him. Tenzin escapes these threats on his life and begins a whole new pilgrimage as a humble follower of Jesus and a church leader. As one of only thirty Christians living among eight million Buddhists in his region, he shares the love of God as best he can.
Leaving Buddha reveals some of the mysterious practices of Buddhism. This moving story of redemption, reconciliation, and the power of the gospel is for the all people, of every nation.