The Way of the White Clouds

Author(s): Lama Anagarika Govinda

Travel Stories

A hypnotic picture of the Tibet which has vanished New Statesman It tells of terrible journeys, of men masked against the sun (riding through ethereal regions with their feet frozen), of welcoming fog-girt monasteries lit by butter lamps at the journey's end' New Statesman The Way of the White Clouds is the remarkable narrative of a pilgrimage which could not be made today. Lama Anagarika Govinda was among the last to journey through Tibet before its invasion by the Chinese. His unique account is not only a spectacular and gloriously poetic story of exploration and discovery; it is also invaluable for its sensitive and clearly presented interpretation of the Tibetan tradition. 'Why is it that the fate of Tibet has found such a deep echo in the world? There can only be one answer: Tibet has become the symbol of all that present-day humanity is longing for' Lama Anagarika Govinda A vivid and moving portrait of a country that has bewitched travellers for centuries...a profound and compelling portrait Sunday Telegraph First published 1966; revised 1968 & 1992,


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40th anniversary edition of this classic Rider title

It tells of terrible journeys, of men masked against the sun (riding through ethereal regions with their feet frozen), of welcoming fog-girt monasteries lit by butter lamps at the journey's end' New Statesman 'A hypnotic picture of the Tibet which has vanished' New Statesman

Born in 1898 in Germany, Lama Anagarika Govinda was initiated into the Tibetan Gelug-pa sect. He was one of the most revered western interpreters of Buddhism and the traditional Tibetan way of life. He died in California in 1985.

General Fields

  • : 9781846040115
  • : rider
  • : rider
  • : February 2006
  • : 216mm X 138mm X 24mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lama Anagarika Govinda
  • : Paperback
  • : 40th anniversary ed
  • : 915.1504
  • : 320
  • : Illustrations