‘Stories from Beyond the Clouds’ – an anthology of Tibetan Folk Tales’ by Clifford Thurlow.
Paperback book from the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Headquarters of the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala
From the preface:
‘Folk tales are the same the world over, for they tell of people. Not ordinary people like those we meet on our journey through life, but the whole secret and exciting society of one-eyed sorcerers, evil giants, handsome princes and dancing fairies who weave magic spells as they fly between the folds of a rainbow.
These stories were told by old people, a former Tibetan envoy to China, a housewife, a hotel proprietor, even a Buddhist monk. The inner happiness and ancient wisdom that emanated rom each person are like golden rays of sunshine.’