The Heart of the World

The Heart of the World

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The legend of Shangri-La emerged from the Tibetan Buddhist belief in beyul, or hidden lands. Tibetan prophecies proclaim that the greatest of these mystical sanctuaries lies at the eastern edge of the Himalayas, veiled by a colossal waterfall at the heart of the forbidding Tsangpo gorge. After years of research and investigation, world-class climber and Buddhist scholar Ian Baker and his National Geographic-sponsored team made worldwide news by reaching the bottom of the Tsangpo gorge and finding a magnificent 10-foot-high waterfall - the legendary grail of both Western explorers and Tibetan seekers. The Heart of the World recounts one of the most captivating stories of exploration and discovery in recent memory - an extraordinary journey into one of the wildest and most inaccessible places on earth, a meditation on our place in nature, and a pilgrimage to the heart of Tibetan Buddhism.

ISBN: 9780143036029

Published Date: January 1, 2006

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

Page Count: 511

Size: 8.47" l x 5.46" w x 1.21" h