A spectacular and gloriously poetic story of exploration and discovery in Tibet before its invasion by the Chinese.
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.
A hypnotic picture of the Tibet which has vanished * New Statesman
A vivid and moving portrait of a country that has bewitched travellers for centuries...a profound and compelling portrait * Sunday Telegraph *