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  Buddhist Himalayas: People, Faith and Nature
By: Olivier and Danielle Follmi & Matthieu Ricard


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Author: Follmi, Olivier and Danielle, Matthieu Ricard
Format: Hardcover

Product Code: 11902
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This spectacular book invites the reader on a journey to a faraway exotic land -- and into an inner realm of spirituality. Photographers Oliver and Danielle Follmi and Matthieu Ricard have dedicated more than twenty-five years of their lives to capturing the essence of Buddhism and the Himalayan spirit, focusing on the beauty of the majestic Tibetan countryside, of the Tibetan people -- spiritual masters and humble shepherds alike -- and of their sacred places.
All three photographers have intimate, firsthand knowledge of their subject: during extended travels in the Himalayas, the Follmis have shared village life with nomads peasants, often in remote locations, while Ricard, a monk himself, has lived for thirty years among Buddhist masters, including the Dalai Lama. Their complementary views offer us a harmonious visual mosaic of this mountaintop civilization's unrivaled richness. With remarkable warmth and ease, the photographs convey both the daily life and the special rituals of this Buddhist people and their unyielding faith in the cycle of life: birth, life, death, and rebirth.
These glorious images are enhanced by texts by eminent specialists on Tibetan culture as well as reflections from political and spiritual leaders of the Himalayan world. Offering a perspective from both within and outside Tibetan society, each of the twenty-one authors -- from the noted photographer Galen Rowell to the Dalai Lama himself -- provides a window onto the Buddhist Himalayas and the people who inhabit this magical land.


Buddhist Himalayas, Photographs by Olivier & Danielle Follmi and Matthieu Ricard, With a Contribution by the Dalai Lama, 185 photographs in full color, Harry N. Abrams Inc. Publishers, Hardcover, $55.00

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