For Immediate Release:
THE SACRED SITES OF THE DALAI LAMAS
New book explores Tibet's monastic shrines
[Boulder, CO/USA] A new book set for October release, THE SACRED SITES OF THE DALAI LAMAS, explores Tibet’s most sacred Buddhist shrines through stunning color photographs and the words of noted Tibetologist Glenn H. Mullin.
THE SACRED SITES OF THE DALAI LAMAS remarkably mixes 100 stunning color photographs of Tibet’s most sacred power spots of the Dalai Lamas with text on the historical relevance of these sites in the unfolding of Tibetan Buddhism. Appearing throughout the book are brief biographies, inspirational quotations and passages from the writings of the early Dalai Lamas.
Mullin (Lama Maitrizopa) is a Tibetologist who studied Buddhism with Tibetan refugees in India for over 12 years. His two most important teachers were the two spiritual masters of the Dalai Lama — Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and Trijang Dorjechang. He has written 25 books on Tibetan culture including a dozen on the lives and works of the early Dalai Lamas. Accompanying Mr. Mullin were photographers Gerry Croce, Rob Deming, William P. Wood Jr. and filmmaker Michael Wiese, who created a companion film (with the same title) on the pilgrimage.
The book takes both an experiential form (through the photographs) and an intellectual exploration of these power spots. It explores the caves where the early Buddhist masters meditated, enters the monasteries where the Dalai Lamas and others taught, and looks down from an altitude of over 16,000 feet into the famous Oracle Lake of Lhamo Lhatso (where every Dalai Lama has had prophetic visions). The sacred sites include: Potala, Jokhang, Drepung Monastery, Nechung, Drak Yerpa Valley, The Caves of Songsten Gampo, Jowo Atisha, Guru Rinpoche, Samye Monastery, Lambhu Lagang Castle, Ani Sanku Nunnery, Lama Tsongkhapa Meditation Cave, Tranduk, Kangyur Stupa, Terdak Lingpa, Tashi Lumpo, Champa Zhishi, Sakya, Chokhor Gyal, Milarepa’s Cave, and The Oracle Lake.
THE SACRED SITES OF THE DALAI LAMAS, the sixth in a series of new books by Divine Arts Media, is available now for purchase at http://shop.MWP.com/products/The-Sacred-Sites-of-the-Dalai-Lamas.
Divine Arts Media grew out of Michael Wiese Productions, founded by filmmaker Michael Wiese in 1976 in San Francisco primarily to produce films. In 1981, MWP published its first book, The Independent Film and Videomaker's Guide by Michael Wiese, selling over 50,000 copies. Over 30 years, MWP has become America's leading "how-to" film book publisher with a line of over 140 books on every aspect of filmmaking including many bestsellers. Now Divine Arts Media expands that mission, focusing on the power of art and media to spur personal and global healing, peace and understanding. Learn more by visiting the online press kit at DivineArtsMedia.com/press/ and the public site at DivineArtsMedia.com.