Zangdok Palri, the Lotus Light Palace of Guru Rinpoche, is a magnificent book that was recently launched to great acclaim in Bhutan and Bangkok. This endeavor was envisioned and supported by Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother of Bhutan, Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck. Supawan Pui Lamsam of Gatshel Publishing, Thailand took the photographs and published the book. It is a large format volume. It has 375 pages with over four hundred exquisite photographs, all five-color plates. These include photos of the amazing Zangdok Palri replica of Kurjey located in Bumthang, Bhutan, as well as photos of hundreds of rare thankas and murals from Bhutanese temples and sacred places. These paintings are deeply connected with the lives and enlightened activities of Guru Rinpoche in Bhutan as well as his knowledge-holder followers. Most of the paintings have never been photographed before.
The book also includes several scholarly articles, including Tulku Thondup's essay on the life of Guru Rinpoche, the details of the Zangdok Palri Pure Land, with explanations of their spiritual significance, and vivid stories of the great Buddhist meditators who visited Zangdok Palri in their pure visions.
To order this book in North America, you can purchase it from the Paragon Book Gallery at http://www.paragonbook.com/html/browsesubj/fullcitation.cfm?item=42285&CFID=13373900&CFTOKEN=61170252
In all other countries contact Gatshel Publishing at: www.gatshel.com