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Nestled deep in the Land of Snow stands Samye, the monastery where Buddhism took root in Tibet. Stunning photography and compelling text transport readers to a sacred place where only a few pilgrims have set foot. That Samye still exists is nothing short of a miracle. Founded in the year 770, it has withstood several major fires; 1,200 years of the harsh Tibetan winter; anNestled deep in the Land of Snow stands Samye, the monastery where Buddhism took root in Tibet. Stunning photography and compelling text transport readers to a sacred place where only a few pilgrims have set foot. That Samye still exists is nothing short of a miracle. Founded in the year 770, it has withstood several major fires; 1,200 years of the harsh Tibetan winter; and the devastating invasion of the Red Army. The invasion was almost the monastery's undoing as soldiers removed its magnificent golden roof, desecrated its frescos, burnt irreplaceable ancient texts, and expelled or killed the monks who called it home. Join acclaimed artist and photographer, Mikel Dunham, as he explains Samye's remarkable history and current restoration effort with illuminating text and breath-taking photography. Most importantly, join in the hope that change may come soon to the Land of the Snow Lions....

Title : Samye: A Pilgrimage to the Birthplace of Tibetan Buddhism
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ISBN : 9781588720832
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 244 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Samye: A Pilgrimage to the Birthplace of Tibetan Buddhism Reviews

  • George
    2018-12-22 06:02

    This is wonderful book with excellent photography. I have never been to Tibet and so this gave me a very good feel for the monastery. If you have been to Samye, this would be a great book to have as a remembrance. If you have never been to Tibet, this book offers a nice basic introduction to the monastery in addition to the photography.Beautiful and well done!