Travel Books

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Adventure, Travel, Pilgrimage (etc.): 

part of an on-going project: organizing the books on my shelves. Here are some about Adventure, Travel, Pilgrimage, and related matters.  A great many of these deal with things Himalayan, particularly Tibetan. There are plenty more still to be organized. Enjoy!

Humla to Mt. Kailas: A Trek from Nepal into Tibet. Stan Armington and Sushil Upadhyaya. 1993.

 The Gods Drink Whiskey: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment in the Land of the Tattered Buddhas. Stephen T. Asma. 2005.

The Heart of the World: A Journey to Tibet’s Lost Paradise. Ian Baker (author), Dalai Lama (intro). 2006.

Walking Up and Down in the World: Memories of a Mountain Rambler. Smoke Blanchard. 1985.

Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family’s Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom (A Memoir). Yangzom Brauen. 2011.

The Journey of One Buddhist Nun: Even Against the Wind. Sid Brown. 2001.

The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa: The Life-Story and Teaching of the Greatest Poet-Saint Ever to Appear in the History of Buddhism. Garma C. C. Chang (author). 1999.

Beyond the House of the False Lama: Travels with Monks, Nomads, and Outlaws. George Crane. 2005.

Bones of the Master: A Journey to Secret Mongolia. George Crane. 2001.

Writing Across The Landscape: Travel Journals 1960-2013. Lawrence Ferlinghetti (author),  Giada Diano and Matthew Gleeson (eds). 2015.

Mules Across the Great Wide Open: A True Western Adventure. Jody Foss and Bonnie Shields. 1995.

The Way of the White Clouds. Lama Anagarika Govinda (author), Robert Thurman (into). 1966, 2005.

The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods. Julia Butterfly Hill. 2000.

Lost Horizon: A Novel. James Hilton. 1933, 1936.

Sacred Journey: The Ganges to the Himalayas. David Howard. 2004.

Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro. Sarah H. Jacoby. 2015

Refining Our Perception of Reality Sera Khandro’s Commentary on Dudjom Lingpa’s Account of His Visionary Journey. Sera Khandro (author), Ngawang Zangpo (trans). 2013.

Into Tibet: The CIA’s First Atomic Spy and The Secret Expedition to Lhasa. Thomas Laird. 2002.

Indian Embers. Lady Lawrence (Rosamond Napier). 1949, 1991.

Married to Bhutan: How One Woman Got Lost, Said “I Do,” and Found Bliss. Linda Leaming. 2011.

Cave in the Snow: Tenzin Palmo’s Quest for Enlightenment. Vicki Mackenzie. 2003.

Nine-Headed Dragon River: Zen Journals. Peter Matthiessen. 1986.

On Top of the World: Five Women Explorers in Tibet. Luree Miller. 2000.

Two in the Far North. Margaret E. Murie. 1962, 2001.

Radio Shangri-la: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth. Lisa Napoli. 2011.

Sorrow Mountain: The Journey of a Tibetan Warrior Nun. Ani Pachen, Adelaide Donnelley (authors), Dalai Lama XIV (foreword), Richard Gere (preface). 2004.

Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits. Bill Porter. 1993.

Yellow River Odyssey. Bill Porter. 2014.

Neuli Cried in the Himalayas. Khakendra Pun. 1998, 2011.

Going Alone: Women’s Adventures in the Wild. Susan Fox Rogers, ed. 2004.

Princess in Land of Snows: The Life of Jamyang Sakya in Tibet. Jamyang Sakya. 2001.

Last Seen in Lhasa: The story of an extraordinary friendship in modern Tibet. Claire Scobie. 2012.

The Violet Shyness of Their Eyes: Notes from Nepal. Barbara J. Scot. 1993.

The Meeting Ground: Journeys Into Wild Places, vol 1. David Siegmund. 1993.

The Census Taker: Stories of a Traveler in India and Nepal. Marilyn Stablein. 1985.

Sleeping in Caves: A Sixties Himalayan Memoir. Marilyn Stablein. 2003.

Circling the Sacred Mountain: A Spiritual Adventure Through the Himalayas. Robert Thurman and Tad Wise. 1999.

Passage Through India: An Expanded and Illustrated Edition. Gary Snyder. 1972, 2007.

Trekking Mount Everest. Ryohei Uchida. 1989, 1991.

Confessions of a Gypsy Yogini. Marcia Dechen Wangmo (author), Tulku Thondup (foreword). 2010.

Caves in the Desert: Travels in China. George Woodcock. 1988.

Hard Travel to Sacred Places. Rudolph Wurlitzer. 1994.

Adventures of the Mad Monk Ji Gong. Guo Xiaoting (author), John Robert Shaw (trans), Victoria Cass (intro). 2014.

Sacred Ground: Jamgon Kongtrul On Pilgrimage And Sacred Geography. Ngawang Zangpo, trans. Tsadra. 2001.

Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan. Jamie Zeppa. 1999.


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