Published by Columbia University Press in May 2012, “Theos Bernard, the White Lama: Tibet, Yoga, and American Religious Life” by Paul G. Hackett looks at the life story of Theos Bernard through diaries, interviews, and previously unstudied documents.
From the Columbia University Press website:
In 1937, Theos Casimir Bernard (1908–1947), the self-proclaimed “White Lama,” became the third American in history to reach Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. During his stay, he amassed the largest collection of Tibetan texts, art, and artifacts in the Western hemisphere at that time. He also documented, in both still photography and 16mm film, the age-old civilization of Tibet on the eve of its destruction by Chinese Communists.
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