Further Stories from the Old Silk Road

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Pub Date: 05/07/2019

Pages: 96

Trim: 9 x 12

Publisher: Global Book Sales

Imprint: The Buddhist Society

ISBN 13: 9780901032447

ISBN 10: 0901032441

Price: / $32.99 CAN$24.95

Further Stories from the Old Silk Road

By Eric Cheetham, Roberta Mansell

Price: $24.95



About the Book

This new publication from the Buddhist Society brings together twenty-one stories with over fifty colour illustrations, which are accompanied by a map of the Old Silk Road and an extensive glossary. In Further Stories from The Old Silk Road the reader is transported to a world of flying monks and hidden jewels, where a magical stupa appears and then vanishes and where heroes undertake extraordinary quests across ancient empires. These remarkable stories, retold here by Eric Cheetham and beautifully illustrated by Roberta Mansell, contain within them an extraordinary degree of warmth and humour and provide a powerful insight into the Buddha’s teachings. These stories from the Old Silk Road between India and China became the stock-in-trade of itinerant storytellers, who journeyed with the caravans in both directions. They would entertain the travellers by re-telling tales of this kind around the campfires in the desert wilderness or in the caravanserais.

About the Book

A delightful selection of over twenty stories from the Old Silk Road, providing a powerful insight into the Buddha's teachings.


Eric Cheetham has been an influential teacher and lecturer on Buddhism for over fifty years. He is the author of a number of significant works, the best-known of which is Fundamentals of Mainstream Buddhism. After studying Fine Art and Philosophy in California, Roberta Mansell moved to England in 1961. Since 1980 she has been a Zen trainee with Venerable Myokyo-ni and Martin Goodson at the Buddhist Society and the Zen Centre in London.