Tibet: an inner journey
"Tibet is the Roof of the World, a place where you feel that you are in the sky just as much as you are on the earth. The intense blueness of space contrasts sharply with the deep green of eastern Tibet’s rolling grasslands and the mineral colours of the west with its expanses of barren rock. For over a thousand years, Buddhist culture has been at the heart of Tibetan society, and anyone who has travelled across these high plateaux will understand how this contemplative civilization flourished in a landscape of such vastness.…
This book seeks to bear witness to all that survives of that ancient world … May the images that follow serve as a homage to inner beauty."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Matthieu Ricard has been living in the Himalayas as a Buddhist monk for the past thirty years, and has been the French interpreter for the Dalai Lama since 1989. He is also the author of several books of photographs, including The Spirit of Tibet, Dancing Monks of Tibet and, with his friends Olivier and Danielle Föllmi, Buddhist Himalayas.
"Matthieu's spiritual life and his camera are one and the same, and it is from this unity that these fleeting yet eternal images spring."