Peter Matthiessen

Peter Matthiessen Peter Matthiessen, Zen priest, environmentalist, and explorer, is the author of The Snow Leopard, Nine-headed Dragon River, and, most recently, Killing Mr. Watson (Random House).
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Magazine Arts & Culture

The Masked Lama Dances of Lo

In his book The Snow Leopard, Peter Matthiessen chronicled his journey to the Tibetan kingdom of Dolpo in northwest Nepal. At that time, he learned of the even more inaccessible Kingdom of Lo, which dates back to the Middle Ages and is better known to Westerners as Mustang. Last May, Matthiessen reached this remote Buddhist […]

By Peter Matthiessen
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