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Account of Tibet: The Travels of Ippolito Desideri of Pistoia, S.J. 1712- 1727
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As well as an extensive introduction, this edition contains notes to all four books, a bibliographical index, a general index and an index of Tibetan words. The introduction is particularly valuable in that it sets the importance of Desideri's mission in the general context of the Jesuit Missions to Tibet.
In Desideri's account we receive the first accurate general description of Tibet: from the natural world to the sociological and anthropological aspects of the people and a complete exposition of Lamaism. His is the only complete reconstruction that we possess of the Tibetan religion, founded entirely on canonical texts. And all of this more than a century before Europeans had any knowledge of the Tibetan language.
Along the Path - The Meditator's Companion to the Buddha's Land
Along the Path - The Meditator's Companion to the Buddha's Land
By: Kory Goldberg , Michelle Dcary , Michelle Decary
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Along the Path is a unique guidebook covering India and Nepal's sacred sites; indispensable for the modern-day practitioner of the Buddha's teachings. Along the Path offers a rich anthology of deeply inspiring stories relating to each of the pilgrimage sites connected to the Buddha's life and teaching. It provides detailed descriptions of each of the sites, including insider information on what to see and tips on transportation, accommodation, and local cuisine. Along the Path is an essential companion for every traveler visiting the sacred sites of the Buddha's life and teaching.

Archaeology of Buddhism: Recent Discoveries in South Asia
Archaeology of Buddhism: Recent Discoveries in South Asia
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Archaeology of Buddhism: Recent Discoveries in South Asia, Manohar Publisher, Hardcover, 2017, 609 pages, $99.00
Beyond the Sky and the Earth, A Journey into Bhutan
Jamie Zeppa
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With so many different kinds of meditation available, is it possible to identify one approach as more effective then others? After spending 16 years practicing various types of meditation and several years studying relevant scientific research, writer Marshall Glickman found the answer to that important question is a definitive yes: the sensation-based method of vipassana meditation taught by the Indian/Burmese meditation master S.N. Goenka stands apart.
Bhutan: Hidden Lands of Happiness
Bhutan: Hidden Lands of Happiness
John Wehrheim
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Tibetan folk songs sometimes sing of beyul "hidden lands" that only those of pure heart and mind can see. Tucked into the towering peaks and steeply forested valleys of the Eastern Himalayas, the Bhutanese believe their country to be such a place.
Big Open: On Foot Across Tibet's Chang Tang
Big Open: On Foot Across Tibet's Chang Tang
By: Rick Ridgeway
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In June 2000, Rick Ridgeway, Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and the late renowned wilderness photographer Galen Rowell set out to discover the migration route of the chiru (the tibetan antelope). A feat twice attempted by eminent wildlife biologist George Schaller�first in four-wheel-drive vehicles and later by camel caravan�Ridgeway's team resolved to use their outdoor skills, aluminum rickshaws, and their own two feet to solve this wildlife riddle.
First Russia, Then Tibet
First Russia, Then Tibet
By: Robert Byron
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Over the course of several months during 1931 and 1932, Robert Byron journeyed to three countries teetering on the brink of change. In Russia, which was stricken by famine, Lenin had just died, Stalin's dictatorship was in its infancy and the Great Terror was yet to begin. Having taken the first commercial flight to India, which took a week, Byron was thrown into the tumultuous last years of the British Raj.
Footprint Tibet Handbook : The Travel Guide
Gyurme Dorje
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Modern Tibet has many attractions for visitors. The mountainous terrain of the plateau presents the ultimate challenge for climbers, trekkers, and adventurers. Sacred Buddhist sites and temples inspire pilgrims from all corners of the earth. Written and revised by a leading expert on Tibet and Tibetan culture, with up-to-date information, Footprint Tibet covers all regions including the eastern provinces of Kham and Amdo. It highlights the most worthwhile destinations, from mountain monasteries to local festivals, and features the five gateway cities to the Tibetan plateau including Kathmandu. Included is a forward by his holiness The Dalai Lama. Footprint travel guides are synonymous with discovery and adventure. Eye-opening, accurate, and reliable information is given in each guide, ensuring that every trip is memorable, enlightening, and informing.
From Heaven Lake
From Heaven Lake
By: Vikram Seth
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After two years as a postgraduate student at Nanjing University in China, Vikram Seth hitch-hiked back to his home in New Delhi, via Tibet. From Heaven Lake is the story of his remarkable journey and his encounters with nomadic Muslims, Chinese officials, Buddhists and others.

From Heaven Lake, Vikram Seth, Paperback, 1987, 178 Pages, $13.00
From the Roof of the World to the Land of Enchantment
From the Roof of the World to the Land of Enchantment: Tibetans and Native Americans
By: Marcia Keegan
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Although the ceremonies and spiritual beliefs differ, the core human values are the same defined by their land and architecture, people, culture and customs, mountains and spirits, mandalas and sand paintings, ritual dances, petroglyphs and rock art, creation myths, prophesies, and coming together. This book through text and images will captivate you and offer a rare glimpse of the heritage of our common human legacy.
Guide to the Hidden Land of the Yolmo
Guide to the Hidden Land of the Yolmo Snow Enclosure and its History
Khenpo Nyima Dondrup
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In the Circle of White Stones
In the Circle of White Stones: Moving through Seasons with Nomads of Eastern Tibet
By: Gillian Tan
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This narrative of subsistence on the Tibetan plateau describes the life-worlds of people in a region traditionally known as Kham who move with their yaks from pasture to pasture, depending on the milk production of their herd for sustenance. Gillian Tan's story, based on her own experience of living through seasonal cycles with the people of Dora Karmo between 2006 and 2013, examines the community's powerful relationship with a Buddhist lama and their interactions with external agents of change. In showing how they perceive their environment and dwell in their world, Tan conveys a spare beauty that honors the stillness and rhythms of nomadic life.
In the Forbidden Land: An Account of a Journey in Tibet, Capture by the Tibetan Authorities Imprisonment, Torture, and Ultimate Release
In the Forbidden Land: An Account of a Journey in Tibet, Capture by the Tibetan Authorities Imprisonment, Torture, and Ultimate Release
By: Arnold Henry Savage Landor
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The full text of Landor's classic, relating his adventures and misadventures in Tibet. This edition contains all the over 250 black and white original photographs. Complete, includes Volumes I and II and Appendices.
In the Shadow of the Himalayas: Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim: A Photographic Record by John Claude White 1883-1908
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John Claude White (1853-1918) was a civil engineer by education, a colonial administrator by profession, and a photographer by vocation. His photographs of the Himalayas were taken from 1883-1908. He spent twenty-one years based in Gangtok, Sikkim as the first British political officer overseeing the British interests in Sikkim, Bhutan and Tibet.
Journey in Ladakh
Andrew Harvey
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Now considered a classic among readers interested in Tibetan Buddhism and pilgrimages of the spirit of all kinds, A Journey in Ladakh is Andrew Harvey's spiritual travelogue of his arduous journey to one of the most remote parts of the world--the highest, least populated region in India, cut off by snow for six months each year. Buddhists have meditated in the mountains of Ladakh since three centuries before Christ, and it is there that the purest form of Tibetan Buddhism is still practiced today.
Last Time I Saw Tibet
Last Time I Saw Tibet
By: Bimal Dey
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A runaway teenager from Bengal treks across Tibet with a group of lamas, Bitten by wanderlust at a young age, Bimal Dey has travelled the world, including the Arctic and Antarctica. But it's his journey across Tibet, from Gangtok to Lhasa and Mansarovar when he was a teenager, that holds a special place in his heart. The Last Time I Saw Tibet recounts his adventures during this trip in 1956: a time when Sikkim was not yet part of India, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama still ruled in Tibet although Chinese presence was marked, and Indians were not banned from travelling there.
Lost In Tibet
By: Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt
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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. Miraculously, all five survived the jump. But their ordeal was just beginning. After crossing some of Tibet's most treacherous mountains, the five airmen rode on borrowed mules into the fabled city of Lhasa.
Mount Kailash Trek
Mount Kailash Trek
By: Bob Gibbons
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Isolated for centuries behind the Himalayas in Tibet is a mysterious and mythical mountain, Mount Kailash, standing 6714 m (22,028 ft) high. The mountain has for more than a thousand years been a central pilgrimage site for some of the world's major religions. This trek leads around the sacred peak in 3 to 4 days, following the pilgrims' route. Though short, this high-altitude trek is not to be undertaken lightly- Mount Kailash remains isolated and remote, and getting there is an epic journey in itself.
My Journey to Lhasa: The Classic Story of the Only Western Woman Who Succeeded in Entering the Forbidden City
By: Alexandra David-Neel
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An exemplary travelogue of danger and achievement by the Frenchwoman Madame Alexandra David-Neel of her 1923 expedition to Tibet, the fifth in her series of Asian travels, and her personal recounting of her journey to Lhasa, Tibet's forbidden city. In order to penetrate Tibet and reach Lhasa, she used her fluency of Tibetan dialects and culture, disguised herself as a beggar with yak hair extensions and inked skin and tackled some of the roughest terrain and climate in the World.
Peter Aufschnaiter's Eight Years in Tibet
Peter Aufschnaiter's Eight Years in Tibet
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A remarkable personal account of a sojourn of nearly eight years in Tibet, ending in 1952, compiled from the notes, sketches and photographs of Peter Aufschnaiter. An Austrian agricultural engineer, Aufschaiter developed a deep love and sympathy for the Tibetan people, sentiments which were readily reciprocated. Throughout his stay in Tibet, Aufschnaiter worked tirelessly not only to understand the people, their culture and religion, but also to share his skills in any area which could improve their lot.
Pioneer in Tibet, The Life and Perils of Dr. Albert Shelton
Pioneer in Tibet: The Life and Perils of Dr. Albert Shelton
By: Douglas Wissing
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Not yet in stock Dr. Albert Shelton was a medical missionary and explorer who spent nearly twenty years in the Tibetan borderlands at the start of the last century. During the Great Game era, the Sheltons' sprawling station in Kham was the most remote and dangerous mission on earth. Raising his family in a land of banditry and civil war, caught between a weak Chinese government and the British Raj, Shelton proved to be a resourceful frontiersman.
Pioneering on Tibet
Primary Sources, Historical Collections: Pioneering on Tibet: A Personal Record of Life and Experience in Mission Fields
By: Albert Leroy Shelton
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This book, from the series Primary Sources: Historical Books of the World (Asia and Far East Collection), represents an important historical artifact on Asian history and culture. Its contents come from the legions of academic literature and research on the subject produced over the last several hundred years. Covered within is a discussion drawn from many areas of study and research on the subject. From analyses of the varied geography that encompasses the Asian continent to significant time periods spanning centuries, the book was made in an effort to preserve the work of previous generations. 214 Pages.
Sacred Landscape & Pilgrimage in Tibet, In Search of the Lost Kingdom of Bon
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Before Buddhism, there was Bon. This book is a fascinating journey, visually and spiritually, through western Tibet by a monk of the little-known Bön faith, who is searching for the lost, sacred Bon homeland of Zhangzhung.
Including a 60 min DVD of the Pilgrimage.
Tibetan Warriors: The Forgotten Story of Tibet's Armed Resistance Against China
Tibe's Forgotten Heroes: Story of Tibet's Armed Resistance Against China
By: Birgit van de Wijer
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In 1949 the People's Liberation Army of China sent troops into Tibet. At first Chinese soldiers behaved respectfully towards the local people, distributing clothes, blankets, tools, medicine and even money. Soon, however, it became clear that a new era in Tibetan history had begun, namely one of oppression, atrocities and...resistance. Tibet's Forgotten Heroes is a unique historical document on Tibetan resistance to Chinese oppression.
By: Gyurme Dorje
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A complete overview of Tibet with forward by his holiness The Dalai Lama. Written by a leading expert on Tibet and Tibetan culture. Tibet with its slow measured pace of life. Swooping lammergeier, griffons and golden eagles. The cultural heartland of inner Asia. Vibrant blue salt lakes and rare blue sheep. The rarely-glimpsed snow-leopard. An enduring literary heritage.
Tibet Guide
Tibet Guide
By: Batchelor, Stephen
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Central and Western Tibet
Tibet, the Forbidden Kingdom, Shangri-La, the Land of Snows, is here revealed in all its beauty, magic, and mystery. This completely revised and updated edition of the award-winning "Tibet Guide" contains an illustrated iconographical guide, a phrase book, and a glossary of terms. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs, maps, monastery floor plans, and rare photos of historic places as they once were, the "Tibet Guide" provides answers to questions about travel logistics as well as explanations of the history, politics, and Buddhist culture of Tibet.
Tibet's Sacred Mountain: The Extraordinary Pilgrimage to Mount Kailas
By: Johnson & Moran
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In a remote corner of western Tibet, in one of the highest, most pristine places on Earth, rises a sublime snow-clad pyramid of rock and snow--Mount Kailas. To Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims this 22,028-foot mountain is the throne of the gods, the "Navel of the Earth," the place where the divine takes earthly form.
Tibet, Lonely Planet Guide
Tibet, Lonely Planet Guide
By: Bradley Mayhew, Michael Kohn
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Shangri-la, the Land of Snows, the roof of the world: the magical, mysterious Buddhist kingdom of Tibet is without doubt one of the world's most remarkable places. Whether you seek spiritual enlightenment or a close-up look at the world's highest mountains, Lonely Planet will guide you on your quest.
Tibet, The Bradt Travel Guide
By: Michael Buckley
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Tibet is a land of monks and mystery, of high adventure – and high controversy. The ‘land of snows’ boasts the world’s highest peaks and its deepest gorges. Despite Chinese incursions, you can experience the timeless rhythms of the ancient Tibetan civilisation, as nomads herd their yaks, pilgrims make their way around sacred Mount Kailash, and monks chant in prayer halls lit by yak-butter lamps.
Tibet: A Political History  Tsepon Shakabpa
Tibet: A Political History
By: Tsepon Shakabpa
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Tibet has long captured the imagination of the world for its unique
religious traditions and its awesome remoteness on the roof of the
world, but its actual history and the role it has played in the Asian
political arena are less well known. In this book, the first of its kind
in English by an eminent Tibetan scholar, we are given the full account
of the Tibetan nation, from its earliest civilizations up to the
tragedy of the current Chinese occupation.Drawing on original Tibetan
documents, government achieves and ancient chronicles, as well as recent
Western academic research, the author relates the fascinating chapters
of Tibet's history with the astute understanding of an inside observer.
Tibet: In the Earliest Photographs by Russian Travelers
Tibet: In the Earliest Photographs by Russian Travelers (1900-1901)
By: Alexandre Andreyev
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This book presents a unique
collection of 50 photographs taken by two Russian travelers, a Buryat,
Gombozhab Tsybikov, and a Kalmuck, Ovshe Norzunov, in 1900-1901, at the
request of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society, St. Petersburg.
These images are believed to be the earliest photographic
re-presentations of Lhasa and other famous religious sites of Tibet, the
then Forbidden Land. The images are introduced with the thrilling story
of Tsybikovs and Norzunovs travels related by Alexander Andreyev.
Touching Tibet: An Eye Classic
Touching Tibet: An Eye Classic
By: Niema Ash
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An affectionate travelogue that conveys not only impressions of everyday life and descriptions of unique Tibetan customs and traditions but brings us Tibetan history, politics, and religion from a fresh, unstudied perspective Despite the determined efforts of the Dalai Lama to publicize the Tibetan cause, for many the people, culture, history, and traditions of this country remain mysterious.
Traveler's Tales: Tibet
Traveler's Tales: Tibet, James O'Reilly and Larry Habegger, editors
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True stories by Pico Iyer, Alexandra David-Neel, Lama Govinda, Wade Davis, Pamela Logan, Peter Hessler, Mark Jenkins and many more.
Travelling with the Master: Pilgrimage into the Heartland of the Yungdrung Bon Tradition<br>By: Florens van Raab van Canstein
Travelling with the Master: Pilgrimage into the Heartland of the Yungdrung Bon Tradition
By: Florens van Raab van Canstein
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In 2007 the main Teacher of the Yungdrung Bon tradition, Yongdzin Lopon Tendzin Namdhak, visits his native country, Tibet. He invites the writer of this book, Florens van Raab van Canstein, to join him. Yungdrung Bon is the native religion of Tibet and the source of its culture. The tradition is heir to a vast body of ancient spiritual teachings that lead to Buddhahood. The ancient pilgrimage-sites and the yogis that lived there, give us an introduction to spiritual practice in the Bon tradition.
Travels of a Consular Officer in Eastern Tibet
Travels of a Consular Officer in Eastern Tibet: Together with a History of the Relations Between China, Tibet and India
By: Eric Teichman
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. 248 Pages.
Walking with the Buddha: Buddhist Pilgrimages in India
Walking with the Buddha: Buddhist Pilgrimages in India
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Packed with information on the history of Buddhism and sacred Buddhist sites in India, this handy guidebook has an interview with his holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama, and over 200 specially commissioned colour photographs and sketch maps of sacred Buddhist sites the guidebook covers the Buddhist pilgrimage locations of Lumbini, Nodh gaya, Sarnath, Rajgir, Nalanda, Sravasti, Vaisali and Kushinagar in detail the practical information section explains visa formalities, flight and train connections, and where to stay and eat in different Indian cities a useful English-Hindi phrase list and glossary completes this compact guidebook on Buddhist pilgrimages in India.
Wisdom of the Mountains: Buddhism of Tibet and the Himalaya
Wisdom of the Mountains: Buddhism of Tibet and the Himalaya
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A comprehensive guide to the fundamentals of Buddhism, how it specifically evolved in Tibet and the Himalaya, and how it is practiced today in Tibet, India, Nepal and Bhutan.

This is a good introduction for the general public, and travelers to the region, including the many trekkers who now venture into these parts. The book avoids the overtly religious or academic tone found in some other texts on the subject. It is abundantly illustrated, with over three hundred photographs, annotated images and maps.
Yak Butter Blues; A Tibetan Trek of Faith
By: Brandon Wilson
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Author Brandon Wilson with his wife Cheryl challenge the "impossible" and set off on an incredible 1000-kilometer journey on foot across Tibet. Join their adventure from Lhasa to Kathmandu, as they become perhaps the first Western couple to ever make this perilous trek across the unforgiving, windswept Himalayan plains.