The third chapter describes the study of cross-cultural religious relations in a globalizing world that Gongga Laoren understood very early. It shows how Gongga Laoren contributed to the flourishing of Tibetan Buddhism in Taiwan thanks to the many invitations she extended to the Karma Kagyü School’s great Tibetan masters eager to find new disciples and new resources.
The first chapter retraces Gongga Laoren’s life in China and in Tibet, from her birth to her arrival in Hong Kong through her meeting with Gangkar Rinpoche, her Tibetan Master. The chapter emphasizes the Tibetan Buddhism network in which she lived in China.
The fourth chapter highlights a process that has created new expectations within communities, either Tibetan or Taiwanese, working in political, economic, religious and social contexts. It describes how Gongga Laoren legacy has been sustained over time despite her death and how her legitimacy is definitely recognized by the Karma Kagyü School network.