Gary D. Conrad is a native Oklahoman who lives with his wife, Sheridan, and their dogs, Zoe and Inky, in Edmond, Oklahoma. His interests include Tibetan rights, meditation, the music of Joseph Haydn, organic gardening and wilderness hiking. Accompanied by his wife, he made an expedition to Tibet and Japan in 2008 to gather first-hand information for The Lhasa Trilogy.
Adventure Into and Beyond the Cloaked Sanctuary of Death
On a frigid night at Tibet’s Drepung Monastery, Lama Tenzin Tashi is awakened by a fervent knocking on his door. Quickly he realizes these raps are a dreaded harbinger, one which will launch him on a quest to satisfy a vow, a blasphemous promise he wishes he had never made.
But at this point, the lama has no other choice. The journey must be undertaken, no matter the cost.
Thus begins an odyssey that spans not only his life, but also the life of a man born near the small town of Davidson, Oklahoma. Who could comprehend how inexplicably intertwined their pathways would become as they pushed aside the veil that concealed the hidden secrets of death?