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Tibet: Reflections From the Wheel of Life

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According to Tibetan belief, existence is an endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth, and in this exquisitely illustrated volume authors Carroll Dunham and Ian Baker take us through the Tibetan wheel of life, from birth and childhood through adolescence and midlife to old age and death. We meet a pregnant woman who is married to four brothers. She dreams of turquoise--a sure sign that she will give birth to a boy. Ten-year-old Tulku Ralo yawns as he sits on a grand throne blessing the reverent throng who flock to him; it is not easy being a god-child. The pilgrimage of a family to Lhasa takes several years, for they cover the entire distance by prostrating the length of their bodies across the earth, surrendering to the primordial ground from which all Buddhas have arisen.

Set against Tibet's staggeringly beautiful mountain landscapes, as well as against the ongoing struggle of the Tibetans to win independence from China, Tibet: Reflections from the Wheel of Life portrays the many faces of an earthy yet devout people steeped in a rich heritage.

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A beautifully illustrated coffee table book that should go well beyond the coffee table. Beginning with a foreword written by the Dalai Lama, the volume provides an intimate presentation of the Tibetan people through photographs and words.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-199) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558592186
Foreword:
Kelly, Thomas L.
Author:
Dalai Lama
Photographer:
Kelly, Thomas L.
Author:
Baker, Ian
Author:
Kelly, Thomas L.
Author:
Dunham, Carroll
Author:
Dunham, V. Carroll
Publisher:
Abbeville Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
China
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Tibet
Subject:
Tibet (china)
Subject:
Exiles
Subject:
Political refugees
Subject:
Tibet (China) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Tibet (China) Exiles.
Subject:
Exiles -- China -- Tibet.
Subject:
Asia - Tibet
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
World History - India
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19931131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
203
Dimensions:
10.3 x 10.2 in 51.8 oz

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