Even while growing up in Southern California, Neville Abbott Jacobs believed that masters in mountain caves meditated for mankind. As her search for esoteric truths manifested, Jacobs eventually moved with her parents to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1949 where she learned about ancient Eskimo and Indian beliefs. But little did she know that some twenty-eight years later she would embark on an unusual spiritual and physical journey of understanding.
In a fascinating account of two years of her life, Jacobs details how she first met Tibetan lama, the Nechung Rinpoche, on a mountain in Hawaii in 1977 and recognized him as her teacher from a former life. As the door opened for Jacobs to explore Tibet's esoteric Buddhism, she reveals the unexpected adventures, paranormal surprises, Tibetan history, and marvels of ancient Asia that followed. Through easy conversation and dialogue, Jacobs entertains while conveying the deeper meaning of Buddhism and disclosing how her quest for answers eventually led her to cross paths with another master, the Dalai Lama.
The Master on the Mountain shares the story of one woman's pilgrimage across the seas, through jungles, and to the highest mountains in search of a greater spiritual path.