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Author Anagarika Govinda, Lama, 1898-1985.

Title The way of the white clouds / Anagarika Govinda ; with an introduction by Robert A.F. Thurman.

Publication Info. Woodstock : Overlook Press, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  294.3923 ANAGARIKA    Check Shelf
Description 400 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1 Three Visions -- Part 2 Pilgrim Life -- Part 3 Death and Rebirth -- Part 4 Southern and Central Tibet -- Part 5 Return to Western Tibet -- Epilogue: Guru and Chela and the Journey into the Light 380.
Summary "A devoted Buddhist and a spokesman for Tibetan culture, Lama Anagarika Govinda was one of the last foreigners to journey through Tibet before the Chinese invasion of 1950. Govinda's luminous and candid account is a spectacular and gloriously poetic story of exploration and discovery, and a sensitive and lucid interpretation of Tibetan traditions. Comprised of elements from several genres - spiritual journals, adventure narratives, anthropological field reports, and philosophical commentaries, The Way of the White Clouds is one of the twentieth century's classic spiritual autobiographies and an invaluable document about a place and a way of thinking that are virtually defined by their mysteries." "Robert Thurman's perceptive new introduction to the volume places Govinda's writings in historical context and expands understanding of Tibet, Buddhism, and the life of a remarkable man."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Buddhism -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.
Anagarika Govinda, Lama, 1898-1985 -- Travel -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Description and travel.
Lamas -- Travel -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.
Buddhist scholars -- Travel -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.
Added Author Thurman, Robert A. F.
Other Form: Online version: Govinda, Anagarika Brahmacari. Way of the white clouds. Woodstock : Overlook Press, 2006, c1966 (OCoLC)609414022
ISBN 1585674656
158567785X pb
9781585677856 pb
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