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Tibetan Buddhist Life by Don Farber

DK Publishing.

Noted buddhist photographer Don Farber—he photographed the Dalai Lama for the cover of the best-seller The Art of Happiness—has a special talent for chronicling in vivid images the daily life and rituals of those who follow the Eightfold Path. His latest offering combines sumptuous images, rich in saturated colors, with informative text (cowritten by Rebecca Novick McClen, author of Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism); the result is a worthy one-volume introduction to the origins, history, and nature of Tibetan Buddhism. It’s a feast for the eyes, nutrition for the mind, and a treat for the heart.