Searching for Shangri-la

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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.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER from Red Wheel/Weiser. $22.95

Spring 2017

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