A spectacular and gloriously poetic story of exploration and discovery in Tibet before its invasion by the Chinese.
First published in 1966, THE WAY OF THE WHITE CLOUDS is the remarkable narrative of a pilgrimage which could not be made today. Lama Anagarika Govinda was among the last to journey through Tibet before its invasion by the Chinese. His unique account is not only a spectacular and gloriously poetic story of exploration and discovery; it is also invaluable for its sensitive and clearly presented interpretation of the Tibetan tradition.
'Why is it that the fate of Tibet has found such a deep echo in the world? There can only be one answer: Tibet has become the symbol of all that present-day humanity is longing for.' - Lama Anagarika Govinda
“A hypnotic picture of the Tibet which has vanished”
“A vivid and moving portrait of a country that has bewitched travellers for centuries...a profound and compelling portrait”