Alexandra David-Neel

Magazine Personal Reflections

Leaping Lamas!

Alexandra David-Neel (1868—1969), the first European to penetrate the Tibetan plateau and investigate its mysterious religion, records her encounter with a lung-gom-pa, a monk capable of traveling great distances on foot at a supernormal speed.

By Alexandra David-Neel
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