Leben, die sich gleichen - Bergklöster aus Alpen und Himalaya

by Udo Bernhart & Jul Bruno Laner


Photographs: Udo Bernhart

Text: Jul Bruno Laner

Publisher: Edition Raetia

176 pages

Year: 1995

ISBN: 8872830656

Price: 29     14.50

Comments: Hardcover with Dustcoat, 218 mm x 306 mm x 25 mm, Text german, second edition

The comparison between Christian and Buddhist monasteries holds a fascination that has not yet been presented in previous literature. It is not only the juxtaposition of Christian monastic life with that of the Far East that is impressive, but also the dimension of the scenic environment.
The authors of this book were born and raised in the Alps. But they both also know the Himalayas from several journeys and expeditions. And they both came to the same conclusion: the mountain world shapes the people, their religion, their way of life, their culture and their customs, no matter how different their beliefs may be.
The photos in particular impressively reveal common roots. Monastery walls and abbeys, landscapes and people, cult objects and paintings, clothes and habits sometimes look confusingly similar. For anyone who wants to familiarise themselves with the culture, spiritual life and traditions of the mountains, this opulent illustrated book is a must.
It is an engaging work that portrays the spiritual dimension of Benedictine thought as well as Tibetan Lamaism with respect and sensitivity. One can marvel at relatives and realise with astonishment that some exotic things are not so exotic at all.


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Leben, die sich gleichen - Bergklöster aus Alpen und Himalaya

by Udo Bernhart & Jul Bruno Laner


Photographs: Udo Bernhart

Text: Jul Bruno Laner

Publisher: Edition Raetia

176 pages

Year: 1995

ISBN: 8872830656

Price: 29     14.50

Comments: Hardcover with Dustcoat, 218 mm x 306 mm x 25 mm, Text german, second edition

The comparison between Christian and Buddhist monasteries holds a fascination that has not yet been presented in previous literature. It is not only the juxtaposition of Christian monastic life with that of the Far East that is impressive, but also the dimension of the scenic environment.
The authors of this book were born and raised in the Alps. But they both also know the Himalayas from several journeys and expeditions. And they both came to the same conclusion: the mountain world shapes the people, their religion, their way of life, their culture and their customs, no matter how different their beliefs may be.
The photos in particular impressively reveal common roots. Monastery walls and abbeys, landscapes and people, cult objects and paintings, clothes and habits sometimes look confusingly similar. For anyone who wants to familiarise themselves with the culture, spiritual life and traditions of the mountains, this opulent illustrated book is a must.
It is an engaging work that portrays the spiritual dimension of Benedictine thought as well as Tibetan Lamaism with respect and sensitivity. One can marvel at relatives and realise with astonishment that some exotic things are not so exotic at all.


A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

Leben, die sich gleichen - Bergklöster aus Alpen und Himalaya

by Udo Bernhart & Jul Bruno Laner


Photographs: Udo Bernhart

Text: Jul Bruno Laner

Publisher: Edition Raetia

176 pages

Year: 1995

ISBN: 8872830656

Price: 29     14.50

Comments: Hardcover with Dustcoat, 218 mm x 306 mm x 25 mm, Text german, second edition

The comparison between Christian and Buddhist monasteries holds a fascination that has not yet been presented in previous literature. It is not only the juxtaposition of Christian monastic life with that of the Far East that is impressive, but also the dimension of the scenic environment.
The authors of this book were born and raised in the Alps. But they both also know the Himalayas from several journeys and expeditions. And they both came to the same conclusion: the mountain world shapes the people, their religion, their way of life, their culture and their customs, no matter how different their beliefs may be.
The photos in particular impressively reveal common roots. Monastery walls and abbeys, landscapes and people, cult objects and paintings, clothes and habits sometimes look confusingly similar. For anyone who wants to familiarise themselves with the culture, spiritual life and traditions of the mountains, this opulent illustrated book is a must.
It is an engaging work that portrays the spiritual dimension of Benedictine thought as well as Tibetan Lamaism with respect and sensitivity. One can marvel at relatives and realise with astonishment that some exotic things are not so exotic at all.


A collector's choice by josefchladek.com