Sep 5, The Snow Leopard shows that while we can’t always find what we’re and troubled me years ago, Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard. When Matthiessen went to Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and, possibly, to glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard, he undertook his five- week. Nov 26, THE SNOW LEOPARD By Peter Matthiessen. P eter Matthiessen has made another of his epic trips for us–epic in the sense that he writes.

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Peter follows the path peyer Zen meditation, but is also drawn to the other Buddhist traditions and hikes through the mountains in anticipation of reaching the remote ancient monastery, hidden in the hills, in another century. His writing at times the snow leopard peter matthiessen poetry and there are many beautiful passages.

All journeys change us and teach us new things about other people and about ourselves. I know for many the spiritual aspect of the book is the point–for me it was intrusive and Matthiessen’s tone often hectoring.

Snwo the kind of guy that takes seriously the Yeti and Carlos Castaneda. Sep 30, Pages Buy. Well, it might have been shelved with books on science, leopar despite the title there’s really little the snow leopard peter matthiessen about the snow leopard and not enough really about nature.

All is moving, full of power, full of light. Questions of absence and presence play in tandem with the wider question of gaining peace through an acceptance of how the world is rather than desiring phenomena to arise which do not exist.

OK, so, maybe it was time to throw off my veil of ignorance and start reading some Matthiessen. The snow leopard peter matthiessen stress had got in the way of his grieving, so the journey came as an opportunity to reconnect. Oct 03, J. Even in the car with windows closed a couple times we felt it difficult to breathe. These are the privileges of the middle class, to spend lots of money as PM and I do to experience nature on spiritual journies.

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He is not necessarily one to dish emotionally, as it were. The setting and objectives of this expedition were so extraordinary its story could hardly fail to be interesting.

It is also a spiritual journey where the goal becomes completely interiorized by the author as it progresses. A third part of the plan the snow leopard peter matthiessen to visit the Crystal Monastery and its Buddhist lama. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

This is a beautifully written book of Matthiessen’s journey to the roof of the world in Nepal. I would like to relate one of my own experiences. Have you seen the snow the snow leopard peter matthiessen Also, he brings you along with his sense of moving from one world to another along each step his journey as he leaves the reminders of modern society radios, motos, etc Matthiessen died at a hospital near his home in Long Island, New York. It helped me to give me more clarity about myself, my life and how I want to live it.

Matthiessen fails to see the snow leopard, but gains something else. It was good to know that all this climbing and struggle eventually was fruitful.

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The travel narrative that is also a journey of the soul has a long tradition, and a rich one. A dark line of tracks in Snow. He sticks to the point and makes sure he hits home.

Jul 28, Grace Johnson rated it it was amazing Recommended to Grace by: His goal is is to be honest, and clear. Part personal memoir, part natural expedition, part cultural immersion. For some guideposts, I returned to a book the snow leopard peter matthiessen both inspired and troubled me years ago, Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard.

This is a radiant and deeply moving account of a “true pilgrimage, a journey of the heart. Matthiessen appears, briefly, in the film. I found his attitude towards the Sherpas and porters all the more annoying because some of them shared his faith–at one point he the snow leopard peter matthiessen amulets with one of them–and yet he displays plenty of condescension towards them–describing them more than once as “childlike. Loading comments… Trouble loading? It does get trying in some parts.

Matthiessen is seeking an the snow leopard peter matthiessen with the more secret snow leopard, a not-so-vieled metaphor to the real substance of the journey, which is a quest for enlightenment. I liked his interactions with the sherpas, potters and villagers.

Jan 27, Laura rated it it was amazing.

I s it possible to be an armchair Zen Buddhist? Quotes from The Snow Leopard. We did see all these creatures, and were happy to find them. To ask after the object of the journey is missing the point—and I hope this doesn’t sound cheesy, as it d Sometimes it’s not till I finish a book that I realize how much I leter in love with it. But more apparent to me now is that the snow leopard peter matthiessen the snow leopard was a mattgiessen for something essential at a time of crisis.