Tibet

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In addition to capturing brilliantly the overwhelming beauty of Tibet, Kazuyoshi Nomachi reveals in his photography a rare intimacy with the country that comes from many visits spent living among its people. Through Nomachi's eyes we witness the beauty of a land and its people whose gentle spirituality is threatened by the onslaught of a different set of values from the outside world. Complementing the photographs is authoritative and informative text edited by Robert Thurman.

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Overview

In addition to capturing brilliantly the overwhelming beauty of Tibet, Kazuyoshi Nomachi reveals in his photography a rare intimacy with the country that comes from many visits spent living among its people. Through Nomachi's eyes we witness the beauty of a land and its people whose gentle spirituality is threatened by the onslaught of a different set of values from the outside world. Complementing the photographs is authoritative and informative text edited by Robert Thurman.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570622564
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Edition description: 1ST SHAMBH
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 11.36 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in Mihara, Japan, in 1946, Kazuyoshi Nomachi graduated from Kochi Prefectural Technical School and went to study photography under Takashi Kijima before becoming a freelance photographer in 1971. Nomachi is known for his exhaustive research and field work, and his works have been published in many magazines, both internationally and in Japan.

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Table of Contents

Preface 2
Foreword 16
Introduction 17
Map of Tibet 21
Mount Kailash 22
The Cosmic Axis: A Personal Prilgrimage 44
Tibet: Mountains and Plateau 48
Living with the Yaks 94
Days of Tibetan Buddhism 97
Pure Land of the Butter Lamps 144
Remains of the Guge Kingdom 148
Shattered Land of the Buddha 172
The Kalachakra Initiation 176
Interview with the 14th Dalai Lama 188
Modern Tibet 192
Chronology of Tibetan History 195
Afterword 197
Acknowledgements 198
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