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The Wheel of Life: The Autobiography of a Western Buddhist (Shambhala Dragon Editions)

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The Wheel of Life is the spiritual autobiography of John Blofeld (1913-1987), a world-renowned British scholar and writer who devoted his life to the study of Eastern traditions, especially Buddhism and Taoism. With wit, honesty, and humility, Blofeld portrays his search for wisdom and his discovery of a genuine spiritual path. He describes in vivid detail his life in Peking and his travels in Tibet, Mongolia, China, India, and Burma: the worlds of remote mountain monasteries, the sacred inner chambers of sages and yogis, and the inspired lives of simple, ordinary people. The book is particularly valuable for its sensitive picture of a world that no longer exists. As Huston Smith remarks in his Foreword, "Blofeld encountered Chinese Buddhism and Taosim at a very special moment in history, the final moment before they came under Communist onslaught. To have his intimate glimpses into what they were like as still-living traditions is historically important."

Among John Blofeld's notable books are The Tantric Mysticism of Tibet and Bodhisattva of Compassion, both in Shambhala Dragon Editions, and The Book of Changes, a translation of the I Ching.

About the Author

John Blofeld (1913–1987) was a world-renowned scholar and writer who devoted his life to the study of Eastern religion, especially Taoism and Buddhism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780877730347
Preface:
Blofeld, John Eaton Calthrope
Foreword:
Smith, Huston
Preface by:
Blofeld, John Eaton Calthrope
Preface:
Blofeld, John Eaton Calthrope
Author:
Blofeld, John Eaton Calthrope
Author:
Blofeld, John
Author:
Smith, Huston
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
England
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Buddhists
Subject:
Scholars, Buddhist -- England -- Biography.
Subject:
Scholars, Buddhist
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Buddhists -- England -- Biography.
Subject:
Blofeld, John Eaton Calthorpe
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shambhala Dragon Editions
Series Volume:
[no. 76]
Publication Date:
19881131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.75 in 1.075 lb

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