Tibet – Into the Air

Nestled in the highest mountain region in the world, separated by treacherous passages, boundless desert and locked between the world’s two most populous nations, Tibet is home to an ancient people and a religion that transcends much of modernity. Maintaining this position has required a multitude of strategies over the centuries, including alliances ranging from the Mongolian Khanates to the CIA, as well as forging a short-lived empire of their own. Today we are joined by Dharma King, a scholar of Tibet and the Buddhist religion to help us better understand this storied people and tradition.

— Brought to you by —

Very special guest Dharma King @realDharmapala


Myth of the 20th Century – Episode 172 – Tibet – Into the Air

— References —

– Orphans of the Cold War: America and the Tibetan Struggle for Survival, Knaus (2000)
– Arrested Histories: Tibet, the CIA, and Memories of a Forgotten War, Mcgranahan (2010)
– Tibet, Cochran (2013) – https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/tibet/
– Dalai Lama says ‘Europe belongs to the Europeans’ and suggests refugees return to native countries, Rahim (2018) – https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/dalai-lama-europe-refugee-crisis-immigration-eu-racism-tibet-buddhist-a8537221.html
– US Special Forces – Counter Insurgency, Myth of the 20th Century (2020) – https://myth20c.wordpress.com/2020/05/14/us-special-forces-counter-insurgency/

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Earl Shetland says:

    ayy pham where is the mp3 plx


      1. Earl Shetland says:

        Thanks! I might be an Orthobro now, but I was in Vajrayana for several years. Nick could probably talk for ages about German archaeological work in Tibet in the ’30s – though Tibetan (like Hungarian) bears some resemblance to ancient Sumerian, but not any Indo-Aryan tongue.


  2. Hoobler says:

    Can anyone recommend a book about the German expedition to Tibet?
    Thanks so much for the episode guys really loved this one 🙂


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