As 2017 nears to a close, we’ve updated our Summer reading list to include 13 more titles covering the span of the entire Tibetan Buddhist world. Please note the reading list is best viewed on your computer’s browser, each link opens in a new tab.
The Winter reading list covers diverse topics from scholarly publications on vegetarianism, “Food of Sinful Demons”, to new translations of poetry from Tibet “Burning the Suns’s Braids”.
If we’ve missed anything or if you have a particular recommendation please feel free to get in touch with us! You’re also welcome as always to write your own short reviews in the comments.
We’ve added the following 13 books (in no particular order) to the existing reading list:
- “Enlightened Vagabond: The Life and Teachings of Patrul Rinpoche” By Matthieu Ricard
- “Burning the Sun’s Braids: New Poetry from Tibet” Translated by Bhuchung D. Sonam
- “The Assimilation of Yogic Religions through Pop Culture” By Paul G. Hackett (ed.)
- “Tibetan Dress in Amdo & Kham” By Gina Corrigan
- “Long Narrative Songs from the Mongghul of Northeast Tibet: Texts in Mongghul, Chinese, and English” By Li Dechun and Gerald Roche
- “Cadres of Tibet” By Jayadeva Ranade
- “Tharlo: Short Story and Film Script” By Pema Tseden
- “China’s Imperial Eye: Photographs of Qing China and Tibet from the Robert Hart Collection, Queens University Belfast” By Aglaia De Angeli and Emma Reisz
- “Mapping Amdo – Dynamics of Change” By Jarmila Ptackova and Adrian Zenz (eds.)
- “The Monastery and the Microscope: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Mind, Mindfulness, and the Nature of Reality” By Wendy Hasenkamp with Janna R. White
- “Reply from Tibet” by Dharma Ratna Yami
- “Food of Sinful Demons: Meat, Vegetarianism, and the Limits of Buddhism in Tibet” By Geoffrey Barstow
- “Trans-Himalayan Borderlands: Livelihoods, Territorialities, Modernities” By Dan Smyer Yü and Jean Michaud (eds.)
*Click through each of the above links to see short descriptions of the books*
News worth mentioning is that a favourite from last year’s winter reading list, “Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet” by Holly Gayley, is now available in paperback: http://amzn.to/2z4AAds
The reading list is mainly a guide to what Tibet-related books have been published and look interesting. For a more in-depth look at selected publications, please go to the book reviews section: http://highpeakspureearth.com/category/book-reviews/
The next reading list will be out in Summer 2018. Happy reading till then!