The story of one woman's quest to save the Buddhist art at a Tibetan monastery in the remote kingdom of Derge.
A poignant, stirring call to action…Tibetan Rescue will capture the hearts of artists, historians, Buddhists, and travelers. - Better World Books
Portrays an intriguing cast of characters, captures the rugged beauty of Tibet's Derge region, and presents enlightening explications of Tibetan history, religion, and politics. - Donna Seaman, Booklist
Those interested in art history, Asia and Buddhism are likely to be engaged and perhaps even inspired. - Publisher's Weekly
Demonstrates what can be accomplished to preserve and, more important, nurture what remains of the traditional [Tibetan] culture. - Library Journal [see complete review]
Many in the West have lamented the destruction of monasteries in Tibet; but until Tibetan Rescue, no one has documented the fate of the Buddhist artwork adorning their walls. Pamela Logan brings a first-hand account of her effort to save the imperiled and irreplaceable works of spiritual art at Pewar Monastery. To reach her goal she travels a long and circuitous path raising funds, getting permission from the Chinese bureaucracy, assembling an international team, and leading four expeditions by bus, truck, and horse caravan to Pewar Monastery. Along the way she meets a memorable parade of characters, overcomes bureaucrats and blizzards, and survives a brutal attack by a pack of Tibetan dogs. Her book is an insider's look at a remote and little known part of Tibet, her story an inspiration to those who cherish Tibet's extraordinary Buddhist art.