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White Lama: The Life of Tantric Yogi Theos Bernard, Tibet's Lost Emissary to the New World

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    Tae

    He comes in forging white lava. He adds some white lava to the staff and a very small waterproof microchip stud and sticks that in a chaft only he can open. That stud is capable of letting a live person breath under any liquid even lava. Without desinigrating. If anyone holds white lava they r granted that power as long as they hold it. "Finally! My new staff white lava is complete. I forgot 1 thing though." He adds an unbreakable shell to it and it id complete. "This is my great staff. White lava!" He then ads some power and he can shoot lightning through the tip. •|~T@€~|•

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  • Posted November 18, 2011

    Must Read for all Spiritual People

    This is an eye opener. You must read this book, if you at all care about the future of spiritual practice on this planet. Theos Bernard was a treasure, as well as a terma owner, and we should all be grateful for his work to bring Tibetan Buddhism and Hatha Yoga to the West.

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  • Posted May 16, 2011

    Amazing book

    Douglas Veenhof's "White Lama" is a book that succeeds on many levels. To all those who are curious about the introduction of Tibetan Buddhism and Yoga to the west, this is a seminal volume. For all of those who have happened upon the amazing and curious life of Theos Bernard, this is the most complete record of his life. Wrought out of what must have been years of research, the book forms a complete picture of Theos Bernard, of his profound work and influence, and his extraordinary life - all the way from his early roots in Arizona to his mysterious finish. All these things aside, Douglas Veenhof is one of the most fantastic writers I have read in a long time. His deft turn of phrase, his keen observation and his rich prose, married with his simple yet poetic ability to express something, makes me think of him as a deep and powerful master writer in company with the likes of a Pasternak or a Hemingway, a Melville or McCarthy. Where these authors bring their awesome powers of writing to the world of fiction, Veenhof brings it to non-fiction, making for an account that is both amazing in content (truth is stranger than fiction) and in the sheer craftsmanship of word. I cannot think of anyone who would not get something from this book - biography nuts, scholars, historians, yogis and Buddhists (especially those in the west) and all lovers of extremely good and well-written books to those just looking for a great summer read. Lastly, on a personal note, as a practitioner of Buddhism and yoga this book gave me a connection, a link, as to how these teachings and practices got into our western world to begin with. I felt myself tremendously moved by Theos' bravery and persistence in bringing these teachings out of a remote land and to us in the west, where they have benefited so many; and to Douglas Veenhof I felt tremendously grateful for the sharing of such a profound tale written with such gripping exactitude. The book was profound, insightful, interesting and fun, perhaps destined to be a classic as it feels like the telling of a missing link in the extraordinary saga that is Buddhism's introduction to the west. Big recommend.

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  • Posted May 16, 2011

    Big Recommend, extraordinary achievement

    Douglas Veenhof's "White Lama" is a book that succeeds on many levels. To all those who are curious about the introduction of Tibetan Buddhism and Yoga to the west, this is a seminal volume. For all of those who have happened upon the amazing and curious life of Theos Bernard, this is the most complete record of his life. Wrought out of what must have been years of research, the book forms a complete picture of Theos Bernard, of his profound work and influence, and his extraordinary life - all the way from his early roots in Arizona to his mysterious finish. All these things aside, Douglas Veenhof is one of the most fantastic writers I have read in a long time. His deft turn of phrase, his keen observation and his rich prose, married with his simple yet poetic ability to express something, makes me think of him as a deep and powerful master writer in company with the likes of a Pasternak or a Hemingway, a Melville or McCarthy. Where these authors bring their awesome powers of writing to the world of fiction, Veenhof brings it to non-fiction, making for an account that is both amazing in content (truth is stranger than fiction) and in the sheer craftsmanship of word. I cannot think of anyone who would not get something from this book - biography nuts, scholars, historians, yogis and Buddhists (especially those in the west) and all lovers of extremely good and well-written books to those just looking for a great summer read. Lastly, on a personal note, as a practitioner of Buddhism and yoga this book gave me a connection, a link, as to how these teachings and practices got into our western world to begin with. I felt myself tremendously moved by Theos' bravery and persistence in bringing these teachings out of a remote land and to us in the west, where they have benefited so many; and to Douglas Veenhof I felt tremendously grateful for the sharing of such a profound tale written with such gripping exactitude. The book was profound, insightful, interesting and fun, perhaps destined to be a classic as it feels like the telling of a missing link in the extraordinary saga that is Buddhism's introduction to the west. Big recommend.

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    Posted November 24, 2011

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