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So Close To Heaven : The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas
So Close To Heaven The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas
Author: Barbara Crossette
Tantric Buddhism, with its complex and fascinating rites, rose to its highest levels on the trans-Himalayan Tibetan plateau, where it had flowered since the eighth century. But now the small kingdoms -- Sikkim and Ladakh among them -- where the teachings and miracles of the great lamas were revered have been gobbled up by bigger powers. The stor...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780679418276
ISBN-10: 067941827X
Publication Date: 5/16/1995
Pages: 297
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Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
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