Buddhist Himalayas

Buddhist Himalayas

People, Faith and Nature

  1. Matthieu Ricard
  2. Photographs by Olivier Föllmi
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  • ISBN 9780500287750
  • 24.50 x 19.00 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 416pp
  • 218 Illustrations, 210 in colour
  • First published 2008
‘More than just pictures of a place and a people, these extraordinary images are testaments to an enduring culture and faith’ – The Daily Telegraph
‘Dazzling … an unparalleled insight into Himalayan Buddhism in the 21st century’ – Asian Art

These awe-inspiring images present a harmonious mosaic of the unmatched richness of the civilizations on the Roof of the World.

The beauty of the Himalayan landscape, of the Tibetan people and of their sacred places all inspire a desire to look within, in search of an understanding of the essence of Buddhism and the Himalayan spirit.

The pictures are accompanied throughout by contributions from nineteen eminent specialists on the region, who discuss the faith, culture, politics and traditions of the Himalayan world. Reflecting not only the cycle of human existence but also the history of the Himalayas, this lavish volume offers an unparalleled insight into Himalayan Buddhism in the 21st century

Olivier and Danielle Föllmi are the authors of many books, including Buddhist Offerings 365 Days, Indian Wisdom 365 Days and The Wisdom of Asia 365 Days, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Matthieu Ricard has been living in the Himalayas as a Buddhist monk for over 35 years, and has been the French interpreter for the Dalai Lama since 1989. Among his other books are Motionless Journey and Tibet – An Inner Journey, both published by Thames & Hudson.