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Ibis Press Authors

Ibis Press Authors

Ibis Press Authors   Adams, W. Marsham Agrippa, Cornelius Anthony, Maggy Atkins, Charles Bane, Rosanne Bartlett, Robert Allen Bedi, Ashok, M.D. Bell, Lynn Birch, Una Bloch, Douglas Bogart, Greg Bolen, Jean Shinoda Borstein, Agneta Bosman, Leonard Brahm, Laurence J. Brennan,

Shambhala Sutra

Shambhala Sutra

Shambhala Sutra
The Road Less Traveled in Western Tibet (Book III of the Himalayan Trilogy)
Laurence J. Brahm

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Spring 2017

The Himalayan Trilogy Series:

A record of three journey undertaken by filmmaker, writer, and economist Laurence J. Brahm between 2002 and 2004. Exploring mysterious regions of southwest China and Tibet, Brahm discovers that the beauty and silence of the mountain passes, rivers, and great valleys mirror the interior state of his soul. Further, that the future of humanity depends on our being able to modify our own economies and cultures to be more in harmony with our planet—in part by preserving and protecting the ethnic cultures of those from whom we may learn to reestablish a more gentle interaction with sacred nature.

Shambhala Sutra

• A search for the mythical kingdom of Shambhala

• Brahm tells the story of his expedition into Tibet’s furthest region, following an ancient sutra as his guidebook

• A grant from National Geographic Expedition will bring an interactive media exhibition from China to the USA bringing this magical journey to life.

Following the Shambhala Sutra—an ancient manuscript written by Penchen Lama over two hundred ago—the author started his journey to Shambhala, traveling through the deserts and mountains in Tibet. The journey began in Lhasa and continued deep into the harsh regions of Tibet.

Brahm’s 2004 expedition across western Tibet's Ngari region taught him that the ancient sutra was a metaphorical guidebook. Lessons learned from this journey are that short sighted greed, war and failure to protect our environment will cause kingdoms and empires to vanish.

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Spring 2017

Searching for Shangri-la

Searching for Shangri-la

Searching for Shangri-la
Off the Beaten Track in Western China (Book I of the Himalayan Trilogy)
Laurence J. Brahm

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Spring 2017

The Himalayan Trilogy Series:

A record of three journey undertaken by filmmaker, writer, and economist Laurence J. Brahm between 2002 and 2004. Exploring mysterious regions of southwest China and Tibet, Brahm discovers that the beauty and silence of the mountain passes, rivers, and great valleys mirror the interior state of his soul. Further, that the future of humanity depends on our being able to modify our own economies and cultures to be more in harmony with our planet—in part by preserving and protecting the ethnic cultures of those from whom we may learn to reestablish a more gentle interaction with sacred nature.

Searching for Shangri-la

• An alternative philosophy travelogue and an eloquent call for compassion

• Chronicles a spiritual pilgrimage to oneness

• Presents a look at the ethnic and planetary diversity that it is our modern task to preserve with love and diligence.

In 2002, Laurence J. Brahm, inspired by James Hilton’s novel Lost Horizon and his own quest for meaning, began his search for Shangri-la. Some say that Shangri-la can be found in sacred Tibet, or maybe in wild Qinghai; others believe it can be found in artistic Yunnan in the southwest of China. The author discovered the spiritual truth that Shangri-la is not a place. Rather it is a state of mind.

The myth of Shangri-la has become a source of creative inspiration for many modern people, drawing China's leading figures in pop culture and art circles to western China, all in search of understanding. In this fascinating book, we meet many of China's leading cultural figures: such as composer San Bao, dancer Yang Liping, pop singer Dadawa, together with other artists, lamas, and living Buddhas.

Searching for Shangri-la is the first book of the Himalayan Trilogy. The reader will discover the need for fresh economic paradigms that call for compassionate capital, empowering people, and prioritizing the environment. Spirituality can be more powerful than materialism. The need for sustainability has rarely been so beautifully and eloquently defended. Brahm and his fellow seekers issue a clarion call for the protection of our environment, by getting back to values of culture and spirituality rather than materialism.

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Spring 2017

Conversations with Sacred Mountains

Conversations with Sacred Mountains

Conversations with Sacred Mountains
A Journey Along Yunan’s Tea Caravan Trail (Book II of the Himalayan Trilogy)
Laurence J. Brahm

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Forthcoming, Spring 2017.
$22.95

The Himalayan Trilogy Series:

A record of three journey undertaken by filmmaker, writer, and economist Laurence J. Brahm between 2002 and 2004. Exploring mysterious regions of southwest China and Tibet, Brahm discovers that the beauty and silence of the mountain passes, rivers, and great valleys mirror the interior state of his soul. Further, that the future of humanity depends on our being able to modify our own economies and cultures to be more in harmony with our planet—in part by preserving and protecting the ethnic cultures of those from whom we may learn to reestablish a more gentle interaction with sacred nature.

• An alternative philosophy travelogue and an eloquent call for compassion

Conversations with Sacred Mountains

• Discover the ancient mythic archetype of the sacred mountain and its meaning for the modern world.

• Chronicles a physical pilgrimage that transforms into a spiritual journey.

• Offers a first hand look at unknown regions and indigenous exotic and unique cultures and ethnic groups.

Laurence Brahm made his second journey in 2003. He followed the actual route of Lost Horizon along the ancient Tea Caravan Trail in Yunnan Province of southwest China.

Starting in the capital city of Kunming, he traveled from Dali to Lijang through Yi to Lago Lake and to Zhongdia and Deqin and the sacred Kawegabo Mountain. Each region has its own culture and ethnic tradition and is trying to preserve the old way of life while adapting to the economic realities of modern life and tourism.

Forthcoming, Spring 2017.
$22.95

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