Journey in Ladakh

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High up on the remote Indian borders with Tibet, China and Pakistan, beyond the Kashmir Valley, lies Ladakh, one of the last places where a Tibetan Buddhist community survives. Andrew Harvey, a sophisticated westerner with a gift to be simple, travelled there - into another awareness of reality.
High up in the remote mountain passes on the Indian border with Tibet, China and Pakistan, Ladakh has been a centre for Buddhist meditation since three centuries before Christ and is one of the last places on earth where a Tibetan Buddhist community still survives. Arriving by rickety bus, Andrew Harvey was unprepared for the breathtaking splendour, colour and silence of the landscape, and was entranced by the simple way of life of its people, for whom the sacred and everyday merge into one. Frustrated by the spiritual poverty of his sophisticated, western, intellectual lifestyle, Andrew Harvey finds peace, hope and freedom in the Buddhist teachings of Thuksey Rinpoche at Shey monastery, and discovers spiritual strength.
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Weight 0.181000
Author Andrew Harvey
Availability IP
Department Travel Writing
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781844130481
Pages 256
Published 03/04/2003
Publisher Rider
Section Travel Writing: General
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