Barbara Crossette, "So Close To Heaven: The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas"
ISBN: 0679743634 | 1996 | EPUB/MOBI | 320 pages | 4 MB/3 MB
For more than a thousand years Tibet, Sikkim, Ladakh, and Bhutan were the santuaries of Tantric Buddhism. But in the last half of this century, geopolitics has scoured the landscape of the Himalayas, and only the reclusive kingdom of Bhutan remains true to Tantric Buddhism. As she travels through Bhutan and its neighbots, Crossette introduces readers to a world that has emerged from the middle ages only to find itself peering into the abyss of modernity.