The Golden Buddha assignment had started out fitting the lowerrisk profile, but it was becoming more and more dangerous as time passed. Just pregame jitters, Cabrillo thought as he closed the folder. Sometime tonight, they would have ...
Author: Clive Cussler
In the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Oregon Files series, Chairman Juan Cabrillo and his crew are hired by the US government to free Tibet from Chinese control... The Corporation, a group of highly intelligent and skilled mercenaries, under the leadership of Juan Cabrillo, board a brand new ship. It's a state-of-the-art seagoing marvel with unthinkable technology at its disposal. And it's designed to look like a rusty old lumber hauler. But if Cabrillo and his team plan to make this spy ship their new headquarters, their first mission had better be a success. With the secret backing of the US government, Cabrillo sets out to put Tibet back in the hands of the Dalai Lama by striking a deal with the Russians and the Chinese. His main negotiating chip is knowledge of a golden Buddha containing records of vast oil reserves in the disputed land. But first, he'll have to locate—and steal—the all-important artifact. And there are certain people who would do anything in their power to see him fail...
Although the Emerald Buddha was only a small jade idol, in Thailand he was both a legal person and the richest individual in the nation. Last, but not least, came the temple of the Solid Gold Buddha, Wat Traimitr.
Author: Andrew McDearmid
When Mark Mayfield's business fails he remembers a solid gold Buddha that he saw in Thailand while on leave from the Vietnam conflict. He presuades himself that to steal a hunderd pounds of gold from the statures back would really hurt no-one. He enlists three life long friends to join the adventure. Mark spemds severasl months in Thailand building a yacht. The others arrive, the temple is breached, the gold is secured and secreted in the keel of the yacht. Mark falls in love, his sweetheat is kidnapped by drug smugglers and he goes to the rescue. Sailing home they are attacked by Thai pirates and they meet intrigue in Kuwait where there is a plot to steal the gold. Finally the four adventurers are on a plane that is hijacked and headed for the middle east. The story is full of action and as near factual as research can make it.
Three days before, he had received a phone call from a friend and associate in Lhasa, Tibet advising him of the theft of a golden Buddha statuette. His friend said that the word on the street was it had been sold to an American and was ...
Author: Daniel T Stevens
A revered golden Buddha statuette is stolen in Tibet, and a priceless vase is stolen from an antique shop in Orlando, Florida. What do these two events have in common? Private detective Sarafino is hired to track down and return the vase. Little does he suspect that the case will also involve him tracking down the stolen statuette. Sarafino and his girl Friday, Molly Preston, become involved in a mystery that takes them from Orlando, Florida, to London, England, and to Lhasa, Tibet, and has them dealing with a beautiful antiques dealer, a shady insurance agent, and a tough and dedicated police chief who is not afraid to bend the law to get results.
addition, the interior of this golden Buddha had its own universe. According to historical records, this golden Buddha had a total of forty-two scriptures hidden within. These fortytwo scriptures greatly promote the study of Buddhist ...
Author: Ye XiaoZi
I am an antique dealer, earning money from the living and earning money from the dead. In the past few years of roaming the world, he had seen all kinds of bizarre things...
Inside , on a dais , a golden Buddha is seated . The Buddha contains nearly 10,000 diamonds and weighs about 200 pounds ( 91 kg ) . Flanking the Semes golden Buddha are two smaller Buddhas , one bronze.
Author: Sean Sheehan
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Cambodia is just emerging from 25 years of turmoil of the Vietnam War, then genocidal massacre that wiped out about a million Cambodians. The people have suffered unimaginable pain and hardship, and the coutry is one of the poorest in the world. However, their rich heritage has been preserved and so has the Cambodian spirit and its will to triumph. The nation is being reborn through the strength and determination of the people to repair their lives and their unique culture.
What shone back at him was a flash of brilliant gold! Inside this plain old statue, the temple residents discovered one of the largest and most luminous gold images of Buddha ever created in Southeast Asia. Now uncovered, the golden ...
Author: Melvin McLeod
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Offers an entertaining mix of writing styles on a wide range of issues from a Buddhist point of view, including pieces by the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hahn, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Pema Chdrn, Jack Kornfield, Natalie Goldberg, Alan Weisman, Tom Robbins, Joan Sutherland, and many more. Original.
Thanon Mittaphap Thai-China, just west of Hualamphong train and subway stations (exit 1) • Daily 8am–5pm; exhibitions closed Mon • Golden Buddha only B40; Golden Buddha and exhibitions B100 • wattraimitr-withayaram.com The obvious place ...
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
The Rough Guide to Thailand is the ultimate travel guide to one of Asia's most diverse and vibrant countries. The clear maps and detailed coverage will help you uncover the best that Thailand has to offer - from idyllic islands and atmospheric temples to fantastic street food and hill-tribe hikes The Rough Guide to Thailand offers insider information on everything from night markets and noodles to exploring the jungle and finding the quietest beaches, plus insider reviews of the best places to stay, eat and drink for all budgets, all brought to life by stunning photography. Whether you want to snorkel in the turquoise waters of the Andaman, explore ancient ruins or delve into the country's frenetic capital, The Rough Guide to Thailand will make sure you make the most of your time in Thailand.
The Buddha from a Zen Perspective Rahul Karn. BLACK-NOSED BUDDHA A nun who was searching for enlightenment made a statue of Buddha and covered it with gold leaf. Wherever she went she carried this golden Buddha with her.
Author: Rahul Karn
Publisher: Rahul Karn
Zen Masters have a unique relationship with Buddha. They love Buddha, yet sometimes they suggest us to kill the Buddha. One Zen Master didn't bow in front of the Buddha statue while other said that Buddha was a dried piece of dung. One ancient Zen Master burnt the Buddha statue, while other said that Buddha was a liar. This book is a collection of hundreds of Zen Stories, which will help you to see Buddha from a totally new Zen perspective!
Now upon closer inspection, I could see that most of them were statues of Buddha. Crates, some open, some not were filled with the ... “Ah,” Lau said picking up one of the golden Buddhas, “this Buddha my friend want back is special.
Author: Frederick Thomas
Publisher: Buddha's Bones
Osiris Lee has found himself once again up to his eyeballs in danger. And this time he might not make it out alive. His problem? What are Buddha's Bones and why is everyone after them. With the help of a few friends as he travels Africa, Asia and China, Osiris uses every ounce of his courage to find out. And once he does, he'll never be the same again.