ISBN 9780679743637,So Close To Heaven

So Close To Heaven



Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Publication Year 1996

ISBN 9780679743637

ISBN-10 0679743634


Number of Pages 320 Pages
Language (English)

Religious groups

For more than a thousand years Tibet, Sikkim, Ladakh, and Bhutan were the santuaries of Tantric Buddhism. But in the last half of this century, geopolitics has scoured the landscape of the Himalayas, and only the reclusive kingdom of Bhutan remains true to Tantric Buddhism. As she travels through Bhutan and its neighbots, Crossette introduces readers to a world that has emerged from the middle ages only to find itself peering into the abyss of modernity. Table of Contents 1. And Then There Was One 2. The Druk Gyalpo 3. Becoming Buddha 4. Before Tibet, There Was Bon 5. The Road from Lumbini 6. Ladakh: Eclipsed by Other Gods 7. Sikkim: "No One Heard Us Cry" 8. Buddhist Nepal 9. Buddha and the Bhutanese State 10. The Dragon People 11. All Sentient Beings 12. Aum Rinzi's World 13. Two Capitals, Two Eras 14. To Tashigang 15. One Sunday in Bumthang An Afterthought A Glossary of Common Words

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