Travel in Tibet, Nepal and Ladakh
by Myra de Rooy
Tibet and the Himalayas have a magical sound.
Buddhist cultures survive in hushed snow and high mountain deserts.
Everywhere, indoors and in rugged terrain, and you will see traces of earlier times such as prayer wheels and white sashes. Buddhism is the driving force behind existence. Beliefs and rebirth of life and compassion play a central role.
Myra de Rooy visited many times since 1986, this mystical world, where prayer flags flutter on mountain passes and homes for prayers and dreams to carry them to heaven. They climb mountains, such as during the first Dutch Women's Expedition, visiting and walking, hitchhiking with pilgrims in rickety trucks and buses, remote areas. In monasteries and at home she shares the daily life and endless drink butter tea. Above Myra de Rooy speaks with many women about their lives. During these encounters often hear incredible stories.
As of Dolkar, who lived in a cave and the horrors experienced by the Chinese invasion. And emancipated Tsering Palmo, a doctor and pioneering work for the nuns in Ladakh.
Myra de Rooy is a journey through ancient wisdom and youthful enthusiasm, through life and death. Her report is a travel book now touching the reader a sense of warmth and hope it will give.
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