Chapter One Introduction: Placiality of Tibet

In early July 2012, with a crew of eight, I was filming a documentary about pilgrimage at Mt. Amne Machen (e9781614515531_i0002.jpg) in Golok, Qinghai. It was a late afternoon when we began to walk up to a ridge separating us from Queen’s Peak (e9781614515531_i0003.jpg e9781614515531_i0004.jpg) at an altitude of 5,600 meters. Since a little before 6:00 we had attempted to film predawn landscape scenes at a lower altitude but had been thwarted by rain and snow. About an hour ...

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