So Close to Heaven The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas

ISBN-10: 0679743634
ISBN-13: 9780679743637
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Description: For more than a thousand years Tibet, Sikkim, Ladakh, and Bhutan were the santuaries of Tantric Buddhism. But in the last half of this century, geopolitics has scoured the landscape of the Himalayas, and only the reclusive kingdom of Bhutan remains  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/25/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

For more than a thousand years Tibet, Sikkim, Ladakh, and Bhutan were the santuaries of Tantric Buddhism. But in the last half of this century, geopolitics has scoured the landscape of the Himalayas, and only the reclusive kingdom of Bhutan remains true to Tantric Buddhism. As she travels through Bhutan and its neighbots, Crossette introduces readers to a world that has emerged from the middle ages only to find itself peering into the abyss of modernity.

And Then There Was One
The Druk Gyalpo
Becoming Buddha
Before Tibet, There Was Bon
The Road from Lumbini
Ladakh: Eclipsed by Other Gods
Sikkim: “No One Heard Us Cry”
Buddhist Nepal
Buddha and the Bhutanese State
The Dragon People
All Sentient Beings
Aum Rinzi’s World
Two Capitals, Two Eras
To Tashigang
One Sunday in Bumthang An Afterthought
A Glossary of Common Words

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