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Circling the Sacred Mountain: A Spiritual Adventure Through the Himalayas

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Renowned Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman led a group of students--including co-author Tad Wise--on a spiritual adventure through the forbidding ... Show synopsis

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jigme
by jigme on Apr 10, 2007

One part travelogue and one part Buddhist educational lecture, this seemingly odd combination works surprisingly well. Tad Wise has written about the story of his journey with Robert Thurman and a group of other students to sacred Mount Kailash in Tibet. His style is engaging and the details of the experiences of the travellers prove fascinating. Adding to the interest is the personal history between Wise and Thurman, which both enriches and complicates Wise's journey. All this serves as a backdrop for Thurman's teaching on Dharmarakshita's "Blade Wheel of Mind Transformation," on which he gives extended discourses in his inimitable, energetic style. These teachings formed the backbone of the students' Kailash circumambulation, and were revealed piece by piece over the course of trip. The book intersperses Wise's and Thurman's writing, but in a chronologically continuous style, so the reader really gets to experience how the teachings were integrated with the travellers' daily rounds. Fascinating details of life in Tibet are alone worth the price of admission. Highly recommended.

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