Shared Sacred Landscapes- Stories from Mount Kailas, Tise & Kang Rinpoche
|Author:||Kamla K. Kapur and Prawin Adhikari|
|Publisher:||Vajra Books, Nepal|
|Language:||ENGLISH, HINDI, TIBETAN AND NEPALI|
|Pages:||210 (Throughout B/w Illustrations)|
|Other Details||8.50x5.50 inch|
Recorded during a collaborative multidisciplinary study over a three-year period, these stories speak to timeless questions of love, sacrifice, heartbreak, redemption, and the search for meaning in life. The collection draws inspiration from the holiest mountains, called Kailas (and also known as Tise and Kang Rinpoche), and Lake Manasarovar, two important sacred sites located in Western Tibet. The Stories speak to diverse and syncretic religious beliefs and everyday practices that can be found throughout the region and beyond.
In publishing this book we wanted to draw attention to the uniqueness of this remote yet intensely revered region. This particular Himalayan sacred landscape is of equal importance to Bonpos, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains. For example, Hindus refer to the most significant mountain within this sacred landscape as Kailas, the abode of Lord Shiva; Bönpos refer to it as Tise, and Tibetan Buddhist refer to it as Kang Rinpoche.
By bringing the narratives, peoples, and sacred landscapes. together, we want this collection of short stories to convey to the reader some of the significance of the holy mountain and its surrounding regions. We also want to show how local knowledge illuminates the multiple connections and various traditions between religion and ecology, time and space, the past and the future. By making these stories available - both in print and digitally - we want to ensure that the folk traditions of this unique region are voiced, preserved and made accessible for future generations. This volume. as well as the online depository of many more collected folk stories, are available on the website of the India China Institute.
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