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The Blessings of Bhutan
     

The Blessings of Bhutan

by Russell B. Carpenter, Blyth Carpenter (Joint Author)
 
Written by a husband and wife team that has been visiting the Himalayan nation since 1996, this volume presents 21 stand alone essays describing some of their experiences and what they learned about Bhutan's culture, history, and Buddhist traditions. Essays offer examinations on the national sport of archery, the practices of Tantric Buddhism, art and medicine, the

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Written by a husband and wife team that has been visiting the Himalayan nation since 1996, this volume presents 21 stand alone essays describing some of their experiences and what they learned about Bhutan's culture, history, and Buddhist traditions. Essays offer examinations on the national sport of archery, the practices of Tantric Buddhism, art and medicine, the consequences of religious belief on environmental policy, sexuality in Bhutanese culture, and the position of women. A number of color photographs from the authors' trips are also included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824826796
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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