To a Mountain in Tibet

He talks to secluded villagers and to monks in their decaying monasteries; he tells the stories of exiles and of eccentric explorers from the West. Yet he is also walking on a pilgrimage of his own.

To a Mountain in Tibet

To a Mountain in Tibet

**TOP TEN BESTSELLER** 'I would rather read Colin Thubron than any other travel writer alive' John Simpson Mount Kailas is the most sacred of the world's mountains - holy to one fifth of humanity. Isolated beyond the central Himalayas, its summit has never been scaled, but for centuries the mountain has been ritually circled by Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Colin Thubron joins these pilgrims, after an arduous trek from Nepal, through the high passes of Tibet, to the magical lakes beneath the slopes of Kailas itself. He talks to secluded villagers and to monks in their decaying monasteries; he tells the stories of exiles and of eccentric explorers from the West. Yet he is also walking on a pilgrimage of his own. Having recently witnessed the death of the last of his family, his trek around the great mountain awakes an inner landscape of love and grief, restoring precious fragments of his own past.

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To a Mountain in Tibet
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Colin Thubron
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-08 - Publisher: Random House

**TOP TEN BESTSELLER** 'I would rather read Colin Thubron than any other travel writer alive' John Simpson Mount Kailas is the most sacred of the world's mountains - holy to one fifth of humanity. Isolated beyond the central Himalayas, its summit has never been scaled, but for centuries the mountain
From a Mountain In Tibet
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-27 - Publisher: Penguin UK

'Brilliant and riveting. This book shows us that freedom is a choice we can all make' Gelong Thubten, author of A Monk's Guide to Happiness 'A fascinating story of an incredible life, told with unflinching honesty' Dr John Sellars author of Lessons in Stoicism ___________________________________________________________________________________ Lama Yeshe didn't see a
A Mountain In Tibet
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Charles Allen
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-17 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Throughout the East there runs a legend of a great mountain at the centre of the world, where four rivers have their source. Charles Allen traces this legend to Western Tibet where there stands Kailas, worshipped by Hindus and Buddhists alike as the home of their gods and the navel
Across Many Mountains
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Yangzom Brauen
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-27 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

A powerful, emotional memoir and an extraordinary portrait of three generations of Tibetan women whose lives are forever changed when Chairman Mao's Red Army crushes Tibetan independence, sending a young mother and her six-year-old daughter on a treacherous journey across the snowy Himalayas toward freedom Kunsang thought she would never
Kailas
Language: en
Pages: 126
Authors: Russell Johnson, Kerry Moran
Categories: Kailas Mountain (China)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher:

Mount Kailas, in a remote corner of Western Tibet, has been a pilgrimage site for over 1000 years. In the few years during which foreigners were permitted to visit Kailas, the authors spent long periods in the region. This is their account of an extraordinary experience.

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