The Way of the White Clouds: A Buddhist Pilgrim in Tibet

By: Govinda, Lama Anagarika

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Previous owner's signature and address. Price clipped from dust-jacket front flap. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 305, [1 (blank)] pages. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and gilt Tibetan inscription on front board. Buddhist emblem printed in red on title page. A classic account of an artist and mystic's travels in Tibetan Buddhist lands in the 1930's and 40's. Contents: Part One - Three Visions: The Poet's Vision; The Guru's Vision; The Monastery of Yi-Gah Chöling; Kachenla, the Fatherly Friend and Mentor; Religious Practice and Ritual Symbolism; The Guru Appears; Tibetan Sacred Music; Meeting with the Guru; Initiation; On the Way of the White Clouds; The Rock Monastery; The Chela's Vision; An Awakening and a Glimpse into the Future; Part Two - Pilgrim Life: The Nature of the Highlands; The Living Language of Colours; Dreams and Reminiscences in the Land of the Blue Lake; Moving Slopes and the Riddle of the Horses' Hoofs; Trance Walking and Lung-gom Training; Nyang-tö Kyi-phu: the Monastery of Immured Recluses; Physical Exercises; Healing Powers; The Hermit Abbot of Lachen; Miraculous Escape and Floating Lights; Part Three - Death and Rebirth: The Guru's Passing Away; Tulku; Rebirth; Ukhanti, the Seer of Mandalay Hill; Maung Tun Kyaing; The Mind that Conquers Death; The Case of Shanti Devi; A Message from the Past; Part Four - Southern and Central Tibet: New Beginnings: Ajo Rimpoché; Interlude at Dungkar Gompa; The Two Siddhas of Tsé-Chöling; Lengthening Shadows; Mystery-plays; The State Oracle of Nächung; The Oracle of Dungkar Gompa; The Life Story of an Oracle Priest; Magic as Method and Practical Knowledge; Part Five - Return to Western Tibet: The Sacred Mountain; The Land of the Gods; The Last Trial; A Bön Monastery; The Valley of the Moon Castle; Arrival at Tsaparang; Critical Days; The Lama of Phiyang; A Race against Time and Obstacles; The Discovery of the Secret Path and the Temple of the Great Mandala; Trek over the Frozen River; The Happy Valley; Final Initiations; The Magic Smith; Farewell to Tibet; Epilogue - Guru and Chela and the Journey into the Light; Appendices: The Kings of Lhasa; Rise and Fall of the Kings of Guge; Index.

Title: The Way of the White Clouds: A Buddhist Pilgrim in Tibet

Author Name: Govinda, Lama Anagarika

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Hutchinson of London: (1966)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 20734

Keywords: Tibet Buddhism