The Treasury of Lives

Sean Jones left school in England in the 1960s to travel overland to India and lived in the Himalayan regions for a decade, before returning to London to establish a successful travel business. From 1985 he travelled all over Tibet and in the UK he co-founded a number of Tibet-related organizations. An autodidact, he wrote and published various articles on Tibet, its people and its history, including in Wikipedia.

Published April 2018


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