During the fall/winter of 2009-2010, this couple traveled by land across the Indian subcontinent, through the Himalayan Mountains and back again. Their journey took them from the India's cultural capital of Mumbai, through the deserts of Rajasthan and into the spiritually fertile Ganges plains near Varanasi. They followed a Buddhist pilgrimage trail into Nepal and Tibet where they witnessed first hand the political and human situation of modern colonialism.
Coming back through India to complete their round trip, they gained insight into the lives of people halfway around the world and learned what makes us as humans so similar, yet so different all at once.
All profit from the sale of this book will go to the Northern California Tibetan Association Community Center project. After traveling through Tibet and volunteering at the Tibetan Refuge Center in Nepal, we wanted to find some way to connect this life-changing experience to our lives back home in Berkeley, CA. The Northern California Tibetan community is now 1500 strong and growing. Donations from this book will help to construct a community center for local Tibetans to share their culture and traditions with the next generation of those in exile. May a free community exist for all those who continue to journey and believe...Thank you for your support!
-Charlotte and Sean