The Way of the White Clouds
The Way of the White Clouds

The Way of the White Clouds

A Buddhist In Tibet
Product Details
  • ISBN 10:0090784510
  • Author:Lama Anagarika Govinda
  • Publisher:Rider And Company
  • Genre:Buddhism
  • Language: English
  • Publish Year:1974
  • Edition:Fifth Edition
  • Cover:Paperback
  • Pages:305
  • Size:138 X 18 X 216 mm
  • Weight:472 grams
  • Remarks:B&W Photographs, Appendices and Index.

The Way of the White Clouds A Buddhist In Tibet By Lama Anagarika Govinda

Lama Anagarika Govinda was one of the last foreigners to journey through Tibet before the Chinese invasion of 1950. A devoted Buddhist and a spokesman for Tibetan culture, 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. Robert Thurman's perceptive new introduction to the volume places Govinda's writings in historical context and opens a new door on understanding Tibet, Buddhism, and the life of a remarkable man who, as Thurman remarks, is "undoubtedly one of the West's greatest minds of the twentieth century, a member of the pantheon that includes Einstein, Heisenberg, Wittgenstein, Solzhenitsyn, Gandhi, and the Dalai Lama."