Questions of Heaven by Gretel Ehrlich
The Chinese Journeys of an American Buddhist

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A practicing Buddhist, the author of The Solace of Open Spaces embarks on a pilgrimage to climb one of China's four sacred mountains and finds Buddhist lamas seeking refuge from repression and pandas fighting extinction.

About Gretel Ehrlich

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Gretel Ehrlich is the author of "A Match to the Heart" among other works of nonfiction, fiction & poetry. She divides her time between California & Wyoming.
Published April 1, 1997 by Beacon Press. 144 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Ehrlich travels to Lijiang, a remote city in the mountains near Tibet, and discovers a stubborn, persistent strain of ancient Chinese culture.

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She interweaves the tale of her climb-encounters with nasty monkeys, Frisbee-tossing monks and countless Buddhist temples being renovated by the Chinese government for tourist purposes-with concise meditations on the meaning of mountains to Chinese religious culture: ""The Chinese phrase for `goi...

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed After seeing an exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Sacred Mountains in Chinese Art," essayist Gretel Ehrlich (The Solace of Open Spaces) decided to travel...

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