16 Tasks of the Festive Season - Square #6: December 5th-6th and 8th - Bodhi Day

Seven Years in Tibet - Heinrich Harrer

Book themes for Bodhi Day:  Read a book set in Nepal, India or Tibet, –OR– which involves animal rescue.  (Buddhism calls for a vegetarian lifestyle.)


I briefly considered reading Seven Years in Tibet for Square # 10 - World Peace Day because it does feature Harrer's encounter with the Dalai Lama (who is a Nobel laureate). While the book (my lovely1955 hardback edition anyway) has several lovely photographs of the Dalai Lama and his family, much of the story in Harrer's book is, however, about Harrer's escape from the internment camp in India and his travels across India and Tibet. He also comes very close to the Nepalese border (as far as I have read). 


So, the book is a much better fit for the book task for Bodhi Day.