‘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 o 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.’