The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

Author: Sogyal Rinpoche
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448116953
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25th Anniversary Edition Over 3 Million Copies Sold 'I couldn't give this book a higher recommendation' BILLY CONNOLLY Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Sogyal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation, but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring them help of a spiritual kind. But there is much more besides in this classic work, which was written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become 'servants of peace'.

Seven Years In Tibet

Author: Heinrich Harrer
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101135563
Size: 13,41 MB
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In this vivid memoir that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Heinrich Harrer recounts his adventures as one of the first Europeans ever to enter Tibet. Harrer was traveling in India when the Second World War erupted. He was subsequently seized and imprisoned by British authorities. After several attempts, he escaped and crossed the rugged, frozen Himalayas, surviving by duping government officials and depending on the generosity of villagers for food and shelter.Harrer finally reached his ultimate destination-the Forbidden City of Lhasa-without money, or permission to be in Tibet. But Tibetan hospitality and his own curious appearance worked in Harrer?s favor, allowing him unprecedented acceptance among the upper classes. His intelligence and European ways also intrigued the young Dalai Lama, and Harrer soon became His Holiness?s tutor and trusted confidant. When the Chinese invaded Tibet in 1950, Harrer and the Dalai Lama fled the country together. This timeless story illuminates Eastern culture, as well as the childhood of His Holiness and the current plight of Tibetans. It is a must-read for lovers of travel, adventure, history, and culture. A motion picture, under the direction of Jean-Jacques Annaud, will feature Brad Pitt in the lead role of Heinrich Harrer.


Author: Sam van Schaik
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300154046
Size: 18,53 MB
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Presents a comprehensive history of the country, from its beginnings in the seventh century, to its rise as a Buddhist empire in medieval times, to its conquest by China in 1950, and subsequent rule by the Chinese.

Tibet Tibet

Author: Patrick French
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307548066
Size: 10,60 MB
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At different times in its history Tibet has been renowned for pacifism and martial prowess, enlightenment and cruelty. The Dalai Lama may be the only religious leader who can inspire the devotion of agnostics. Patrick French has been fascinated by Tibet since he was a teenager. He has read its history, agitated for its freedom, and risked arrest to travel through its remote interior. His love and knowledge inform every page of this learned, literate, and impassioned book. Talking with nomads and Buddhist nuns, exiles and collaborators, French portrays a nation demoralized by a half-century of Chinese occupation and forced to depend on the patronage of Western dilettantes. He demolishes many of the myths accruing to Tibet–including those centering around the radiant figure of the Dalai Lama. Combining the best of history, travel writing, and memoir, Tibet, Tibet is a work of extraordinary power and insight. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author: Michel Peissel
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312309534
Size: 12,24 MB
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Examines the spiritual aspects of Tibetan life, the country's history, and such topics as the Chinese takeover, the region's unique natural life, and the persistence of Tibetan culture in Bhutan, Ladakh, and other neighboring areas.

Lost In Tibet

Author: Richard Starks
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762789301
Size: 13,61 MB
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Caught in a violent storm and blown far off their intended course, five American airmen--flying the dangerous Himalayan supply route known as "The Hump"--were forced to bail out just seconds before their plane ran out of fuel. To their astonishment, they found they had landed in the heart of Tibet. There they had to confront what, to them, seemed a bizarre--even alien--people. At the same time, they had to extricate themselves from the political turmoil that even then was raging around Tibet's right to be independent from China. Now back in print, Lost in Tibet is an extraordinary story of high adventure that sheds light on the remarkable Tibetan people, just at the moment when they were coming to terms with a hostile outside world.


Author: Matthieu Ricard
ISBN: 9780500289051
Size: 20,71 MB
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Presents a photographic tribute to Buddhist spirituality and culture, and offers insider depictions of the pilgrimages made by the great lamas of eastern Tibet and the lives of hermit monks in remote Kham.

Meltdown In Tibet

Author: Michael Buckley
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1137279540
Size: 17,36 MB
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An award-winning Canadian journalist, travel writer and expert on Tibet describes how the industrial practices of China and India are stripping the region of its ecological treasures, natural resources and sacred land.

Trekking Tibet

Author: Gary McCue
Editor: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594854118
Size: 13,31 MB
Format: PDF
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* Thoroughly revised and updated new edition * Features one of the most detailed histories of Tibetan culture and geography available for travelers * Includes a new trekking route over a glaciated 19,300-foot pass used by H einrich H arrer, author of Seven Years in Tibet In the new edition of this indispensible trekking guide to Tibet, travelers will learn the necessities of pre-trip planning and how to seek out the most rewarding treks in a region of the world few get to visit. New features of the 3rd edition include: > Expanded section on East Tibet > New five-day trek in the popular Lhasa region of the pilgrimage circuit of Lhamo Latsho > New trek route over a pass used by G eorge Mallory in 1921 on his first reconnaissance of Everest > New two-day trek in the Shishapangma region > Four new treks in the Mount Kailash region

The Tibetan Book Of The Dead

Author: Padmasambhava
Editor: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583945555
Size: 17,39 MB
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""This text offers a new translation of the ancient Buddhist text designed to facilitate the inner liberation of the dead or dying person at the moment of death"--Provided by publisher"--