For centuries the people of Tibet and Mongolia have believed in the existence of Shambhala, a mythical kingdom hidden in the remote mountains of Central Asia. There, it is said, a line of enlightened kings is guarding the highest wisdom for a time when all spiritual values in the world outside will be lost in war and destruction. At that time, according to the legend, a great king will emerge from this sanctuary to defeat the forces of evil and establish a golden age. Drawing on Tibetan and Sanskrit texts, interviews with lamas in Nepal and India, and his own experiences in the Himalayas, Edwin Bernbaum gives a detailed account of this intriguing legend, examining its basis in the history and religion of the region, as well as exploring its symbolic meaning.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Edwin Bernbaum, Ph.D., is a lecturer, author, mountaineer, and scholar of comparative religion and mythology. He is the author of the award-winning book Sacred Mountains of the World. He holds a doctorate in Asian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, where he is a research associate, and is director of the Sacred Mountains Program at the Mountain Institute, a nonprofit organization working in the Himalayas, the Andes, and the United States to preserve mountain environments and strengthen mountain cultures.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Tarcher, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0874775183
Book Description Tarcher, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0874775183
Book Description Tarcher, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110874775183
Book Description Tarcher. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0874775183 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0466613