Book Discussion Archives

Thursdays, June 2 – July 14

7:45 – 9:00 PM

The Way of the White Clouds

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

By Lama Anagarika Govinda

June 2, Part One: Three Visions

June 9, Part Two: Pilgrim Life

June 16, Part Three: Death and Rebirth

June 24, No Meeting

June 30, Part Four: Southern and Central Tibet

July 7, Part Five: Return to Western Tibet,  Chapters 1-6

July 14, Part Five: Return to Western Tibet,  Chapters 7-15, Epilogue

Lama Anagarika Govinda was one of the last foreigners to journey through Tibet before the Chinese invasion of 1950. A devoted Buddhist and a spokesman for Tibetan culture, Govinda’s luminous and candid account is a spectacular and gloriously poetic story of exploration and discovery, and a sensitive and lucid interpretation of Tibetan traditions. Robert Thurman’s perceptive new introduction to the volume places Govinda’s writings in historical context and opens a new door on understanding Tibet, Buddhism, and the life of a remarkable man who, as Thurman remarks, is “undoubtedly one of the West’s greatest minds of the twentieth century, a member of the pantheon that includes Einstein, Heisenberg, Wittgenstein, Solzhenitsyn, Gandhi, and the Dalai Lama.”

Copies of this book will be available at the Epic Bookshop in Yellow Springs.

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