Way of the White Clouds
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, poetic story of—and a sensitive interpretation of—Tibetan traditions. The Way of the White Clouds is one the twentieth century's classic spiritual autobiographies and an invaluable document about a place and a way of thinking that is virtually defined by its mysteries.
The Way of the White Clouds is the remarkable narrative of a pilgrimage which could not be made today. Lama Anagarika Govinda was among the last to journey through Tibet before its invasion by the Chinese. His unique account is not only a spectacular and gloriously poetic story of exploration and discovery; it is also invaluable for its sensitive and clearly presented interpretation of the Tibetan tradition.
'Why is it that the fate of Tibet has found such a deep echo in the world? There can only be one answer: Tibet has become the symbol of all that present-day humanity is longing for' Lama Anagarika Govinda
A hypnotic picture of the Tibet which has vanished
It tells of terrible journeys, of men masked against the sun (riding through ethereal regions with their feet frozen), of welcoming fog-girt monasteries lit by butter lamps at the journey's end'
A vivid and moving portrait of a country that has bewitched travellers for centuries…a profound and compelling portrait