Himalayan Passages - Praise

Tibetan and Newar Studies in Honor of Hubert Decleer

“The best new scholarship on the Himalayas.”
—Kurtis R. Schaeffer, chair, Religious Studies Department, University of Virginia



384 pages, 6x9 inches


ISBN 9781614290735

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“Reflecting the wide range of texts, traditions, and insights that Hubert DeCleer creatively pursued as a ground-breaking and original researcher, this volume dedicated to him is a gathering of leading scholars, with each chapter offering new and important insights on a broad array of Himalayan Buddhist traditions.”
—Todd Lewis, author of Popular Buddhist Texts from Nepal

“Scholarly volumes in honor of the teachers we hold dear are meant to be labors of love. At their best, they are not only reflections of an exemplar's legacy but also illustrations of the creative possibilities that true mentorship and collaboration provides. This volume of essays in honor of Hubert Decleer succeeds as a collection of excellent academic work on Indian and Tibetan Buddhism as well as Himalayan and South Asian textual, historical, aesthetic, and social traditions associated with religious practice, broadly conceived. Himalayan Passages is also a narrative tapestry of the worlds Hubert has shared with and opened up for many generations of scholars past, present, and future. A remarkable achievement.”
—Sienna R. Craig, Chair of Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College

“Hubert Decleer's scholarship placed an emphasis on place and especially holy places long before it became a popular theme, but also place in a deeper sense, including the more intimate interior spaces, combining the macro- and micro-cosms in a manner not un-reminiscent of the tantric body mandala. We see much of that here, in the work of his students and colleagues, in true humanist style taking part in their subject of study, keeping it alive.”
—Dan Martin, author of Tibetan Histories

“The best new scholarship on the Himalayas, and a fitting homage to the finest mentor in Himalayan studies who has inspired generations of scholars to explore, to study, and to love this part of the world.”
—Kurtis R. Schaeffer, chair, Religious Studies Department, University of Virginia

“This new research on the religion and culture of the Himalayan Buddhist world spans a broad range of subjects, periods, and approaches, and the diversity and strength of the contributions ensures Himalayan Passages will be warmely welcomed by scholars, travelers, and Tibetan Buddhists alike.”
Eastern Horizon