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In Wade Davis' book Into The Silence, he mentions the Tibetan plateau as the meeting place of various religions of the world. Can you recommend books that cover or relate to this subject? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Apr 22, 2016 - 4 answers

Was summiting Everest possible before Hillary?

A good friend of mine has recently become very interested with all things Everest. Several nights after having a couple of beers, he has asked our group of friends if they think it was possible for someone to have summited Everest before Sir Edmond Hillary, or attempted to summit before George Mallory. One half of the group is adamant that such a feat was impossible before 1921 due to a lack of proper equipment and a cultural reverence for the mountain. The other half believe that it was certainly possible because of the length of human occupation in the region, the adaptation of the Tibetan people to higher altitudes, and the innate ambition of man. Does anyone have scientific evidence for either side of the debate or an educated opinion?
posted by thisiswater on Apr 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Traveling to see Mt. Everest

Recommendations for a trip to Tibet and/or Nepal? [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Sep 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Traveling from Nepal to Tibet: during monsoon season? Seeking tour and advice

Traveling from Nepal to Tibet: during monsoon season? Seeking tour and advice [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on Apr 26, 2011 - 6 answers

What do the symbols on these tibetan wall hangings represent?

What do the symbols on these tibetan wall hangings represent? [more inside]
posted by mgogol on Dec 19, 2009 - 10 answers

How to become a Buddhist Monk

I want to become a Buddhist monk at some point in my life and live out my days in a authentic monastery, preferably in a traditionally Buddhist country. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jun 3, 2009 - 18 answers

What does a jewel-spitting mongoose represent?

Tibetan art filter: what are these sculptures holding in their hands? [more inside]
posted by Mender on Jan 27, 2009 - 6 answers

Making a sand mandala for our wedding

We want to incorporate some sort of sand design into our wedding as an alternative to a unity candle. This would be sort of like a Tibetan sand mandala but nowhere near as complex. How the heck do we go about this? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jul 30, 2008 - 9 answers

The Tibet Question

Calling all protesters in general and all those who know about the China-Tibet situation! I need help learning about Tibet. [more inside]
posted by alona on May 4, 2008 - 16 answers

The straight dope on Tibet?

Looking for authors/forums/sources with scholarly discussion of the Tibet situation. [more inside]
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl on Apr 8, 2008 - 9 answers

Trekking in Peru or Tibet?

[Trekking Filter] So we're planning our Summer trip and we have to decide between two treks: Trekking to Lhamo Lhatso (Visionary Lake) in Tibet or Trekking in Peru (classic Machu Picchu, lodge to lodge.) Any advice on which to chose?
posted by Mr. Ugh on Mar 14, 2008 - 9 answers

Alexandra David-Neel and Georges Bataille

Did Alexandra David-Neel ever meet Georges Bataille? [more inside]
posted by arcadia on Nov 3, 2007 - 2 answers

Buddhism and Surrealism in Paris in the 1920s

How do I found out about books, museums, exhibitions, and artifacts relating to Buddhism in Paris in the 1920s? [more inside]
posted by arcadia on Oct 19, 2007 - 3 answers

Useful Gift for Tibet/Nepal Photographer?

Photog friend going to Nepal/Tibet - what's a good gift? Some thin air-wind jacket with lots of pockets? Anything you can think of would be appreciated - especially if you have specific experience there - up to $200? Thanks. (she's with an experience group of friends but she's never been).
posted by jbelkin on Aug 20, 2007 - 10 answers

Reconsidering Plans in Asia

A friend of mine recently posted this question about doing research in Tibet . His university has decided that it would like to err on the side of caution - thus, they are restricting him from going to Tibet. So, he needs a new plan and potentially a new topic of research - probably still focusing on Sino-Globalization as it relates to Tibetans. His university suggested Yunnan Province as a possibility, but do you Mefites have any suggestions? (Budget is $3000 for 3 weeks)
posted by jne1813 on Feb 28, 2007 - 13 answers

Is Tibet safe for travellers (and their Tibetan friends)?

Is it safe to for a college student, who has never been to a "developing" country before to travel to Tibet to do an independent research project there? [more inside]
posted by matkline on Feb 26, 2007 - 13 answers

Have you read/heard of a story about an Irish man travelling in Tibet who gets buried according to Finnegan's Wake?

A story has come to me through the telephone game that is society that has piqued my interest. Does anyone have a source for the following story, which I presume is fictional: An Irish man dies while travelling in Tibet, and the only piece of literature they have about Ireland and Irish funeral customs is Finnegan's Wake.
posted by Kattullus on Nov 20, 2006 - 16 answers

Questions about South-Asia

I'm planning a trip to India,Nepal,Bhutan,Tibet,Bangladesh & Myanmar [more inside]
posted by einarorn on Jul 10, 2006 - 17 answers

Annexation of East Turkestan and Tibet

I am looking for a book that explains the history of how the Western Chinese regions of Xinjiang and Tibet came to be viewed as part of China and the process of their annexation. Any Chinese history mefites out there? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Apr 12, 2005 - 6 answers

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