A Story of Karma: Finding Love and Truth in the Lost Valley of the Himalaya

September 29, 2020|
A Story of Karma: Finding Love and Truth in the Lost Valley of the Himalaya by Michael Schauch
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A deeply personal travel memoir that combines alpine adventure, family connections, and spiritual encounters in two very different worlds: a Himalayan village and Vancouver, Canada.

In 2012, Michael Schauch and his wife, Chantal, undertook an expedition deep in the Himalaya of northern Nepal, into a remote valley that had been closed off to outsiders for decades. They led a team of artists (a photographer, a musician, and a painter), with the objective of capturing a moment in time through their unique lenses. As a mountaineering fanatic, Michael had a second (and less conspicuous) goal to climb an unknown mountain he had only identified through a photograph. What unfolded in the mountains forced him to question his values and his own identity, and eventually resulted in meeting a little girl, which was the most profound encounter of his life. Little did either know that from that moment they would completely change the trajectory of each other’s life.

A Story of Karma recounts this journey, and the years that follow as Karma (the little girl), and Michael and Chantal grow their lives together amidst the confusing dichotomies and backdrop of Karma’s 17th-century Himalayan village; the impoverished and polluted Kathmandu; and the modern world of Vancouver, Canada.

Michael Schauch is a mountaineer, entrepreneur, and storyteller who lives to explore remote places around the world and to share the depth and beauty of human connection he discovers along the way. With early success as an entrepreneur at age 15, and over 20 years of global financial investment experience, Schauch brings his business a...
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Title:A Story of Karma: Finding Love and Truth in the Lost Valley of the Himalaya
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 7.5 X 5.25 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 7.5 X 5.25 X 1 in
Published:September 29, 2020
Publisher:RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771604673

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