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To a Mountain in Tibet by Colin Thubron
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Jan 02, 12

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Read in January, 2012

Worth reading if you are a fan of Tibetan culture but I expected a bit more. I am also used to climbers writing about the mountains with their life/death narratives so this felt a bit calm. He travels to Kailas, a mountain sacred to "1/5 of the human population." That sacred energy does not imbue the book but I did love this quotation:

"As it's homeless Buddhism opened to the West--whether as a faith; a therapy; or a fashionable cult; the country itself was lost.

Profoundly true and heartbreaking.
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