The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols Book
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The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2003-10-14
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834824232

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The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols Excerpt :

The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols is a portal into the rich, multifaceted, and profound symbolism of Tibetan sacred art. Robert Beer provides a deep and encompassing insight into the vast array of symbols and attributes that appear within the complex iconography of Tibetan Buddhism. The succinct descriptions that accompany his detailed line drawings reveal the origins, meanings, and functions of these symbols. Beer unravels the multiple layers of symbolism and meaning contained within the iconography, affording the reader a panoramic vision into the deeper dimensions of this sacred art. Drawn largely from Beer's monumental work The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs, the meticulous brush drawings in this book depict all of the major Buddhist symbols and motifs, including the various groups of auspicious symbols; cosmological symbols; natural and mythical animals, such as the dragon, garuda, and makara; the entire assembly of ritual tantric implements and weapons; magical and wrathful symbols; handheld emblems, attributes, and plants; esoteric Vajrayana offerings; and mudras, or ritual hand gestures.

Buddhist Symbols in Tibetan Culture Book

Buddhist Symbols in Tibetan Culture


  • Author : Loden Sherap Dagyab
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-03-29
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861718108

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Buddhist Symbols in Tibetan Culture Excerpt :

In this fascinating study, Dagyab Rinpoche not only explains the nine best-known groups of Tibetan Buddhist symbols but also shows how they serve as bridges between our inner and outer worlds. As such, they can be used to point the way to ultimate reality and to transmit a reservoir of deep knowledge formed over thousands of years.

The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs Book

The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs


  • Author : Robert Beer
  • Publisher : Shambhala
  • Release Date : 1999-10-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 157062416X

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The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs Excerpt :

For artists, designers, and all with an interest in Buddhist and Tibetan art, this is the first exhaustive reference to the seemingly infinite variety of symbols found throughout Tibetan art in line drawings, paintings, and ritual objects. Hundreds of the author's line drawings depict all the major Tibetan symbols and motifs—landscapes, deities, animals, plants, gurus, mudras (ritual hand gestures), dragons, and other mythic creatures—ranging from complex mythological scenes to small, simple ornaments.

Buddhist Symbols Book

Buddhist Symbols


  • Author : Tatjana Blau
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 1402700334

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Buddhist Symbols Excerpt :

These 145 illustrated Tibetan Buddhist symbols, and the instructions for incorporating them into everyday life, will please the eye, mind, and soul. Gaze upon Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who exist for the benefit of all living beings. Also: mudras (sacred gestures), good luck symbols, ritual structures, and more.

Buddhist Symbolism in Tibetan Thangkas Book

Buddhist Symbolism in Tibetan Thangkas


  • Author : Ben Meulenbeld
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9074597440

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The thangka is a way for Tibetan Buddhist monks to bring the life and teachings of the Buddha to the people through the visual medium of paint. These paintings were rolled up and taken on journeys, used as traveling altars, or hung when certain deitieswere honored. Meulenbeld takes us through 37 thangkas that present a pictorial journey of the life of Buddha, Siddhartha Guatama, and the evolution of Tibetan Buddhism. 37 color plates. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

Handbook of Tibetan Iconometry Book

Handbook of Tibetan Iconometry


  • Author : Christoph Cüppers
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2012-06-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 391
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004180147

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Handbook of Tibetan Iconometry Excerpt :

A facsimile reproduction of a lavishly illustrated treatise describing the iconometic principles and measurements at the heart of 17th century Tibetan art. It includes many drawings of buddhas, bodhisattvas and divinities, script types, and stupa models from the world of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism.

The Art of Awakening Book

The Art of Awakening


  • Author : Konchog Lhadrepa
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-04-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834840614

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The Art of Awakening Excerpt :

A presentation on the Tibetan Buddhist path to enlightenment, through the lens of an artist's eye and experience. The sacred arts play an essential, intrinsic role in Tibetan Buddhist practice. Here, one of the great practitioners and master artists of our time presents a guide to the Tibetan Buddhist path, from preliminary practices through enlightenment, from the artist's perspective. With profound wisdom, he shows how visual representations of the sacred in paintings, sculptures, mandalas, and stupas can be an essential support to practice throughout the path. This work, based on the author's landmark Tibetan text, The Path to Liberation, includes basic Buddhist teachings and practices, clearly pointing out the relevance of these for both the sacred artist and the practitioner, along with an overview of the history and iconography of Buddhist art.

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying Book
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The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying


  • Author : Sogyal Rinpoche
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-02-29
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448116959

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25th Anniversary Edition Over 3 Million Copies Sold 'I couldn't give this book a higher recommendation' BILLY CONNOLLY Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Sogyal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation, but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring them help of a spiritual kind. But there is much more besides in this classic work, which was written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become 'servants of peace'.

Iconography of Tibetan Lamaism Book
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Iconography of Tibetan Lamaism


  • Author : Antoinette K. Gordon
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462913190

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Iconography of Tibetan Lamaism Excerpt :

The Iconography of Tibetan Lamaism is an authoritative text on the specifically Tibetan branch of Buddhism—one which possesses a rich visual history of Buddhist art and Iconagraphy. This book gives a descriptive outline of the principal gods in the Tibetan pantheon, tracing the main features and symbols that are used to denote each one. A Comprehensive illustrated list of the various ritual objects, talismans, symbols, mudras (symbolic hand poses), and asanas and vahanas (position of the lower limbs) that are used in the images of the gods is accompanied with a word list of the Sanskrit terms most commonly encountered in a study of Lamaism. A set of thirty-one thang-kas from the famous collection of Baron A. von Stael-Holstein, formerly of Peking, China, which came to America after the publication of the original edition of the book, has been included in this new and revised edition.

Vajra and Bell Book

Vajra and Bell


  • Author : Vessantara
  • Publisher : Windhorse Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-05-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9781909314467

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Vajra and Bell Excerpt :

Enter the rich world of Buddhist symbolism.The vajra and the vajra-bell are important sacred objects used in Tantric ritual, and this colourful book lays before us an unexpected array of associations and images to enrich our understanding of these powerful and fascinating symbols. We discover that they embody all masculine and feminine qualities, transcendental compassion and wisdom, bliss and emptiness. By reflecting deeply on this perfect pair, we too can become sources of wisdom and compassion for the world.

Buddhist Ritual Art of Tibet Book

Buddhist Ritual Art of Tibet


  • Author : Michael Henss
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 3897905671

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Buddhist Ritual Art of Tibet Excerpt :

* First systematic review of Tibetan ritual art* Never-before-published Buddhist art objects* Written by expert on Tibetan art, Michael HenssTibetan Buddhist art is not only rich in figural icons but also extremely diverse in its symbols and ritual objects. This first systematic review is an abundantly illustrated reference book on Tibetan ritual art that aids our understanding of its different types and forms, its sacred meanings and ceremonial functions. Over eighteen chapters, several hundred different implements are documented in detail, in many cases for the first time and often in their various styles and iconographic forms: altar utensils and amulets, masks and mirrors, magic daggers and mandalas, torma sculptures and prayer objects, vajras and votive tablets, sacrificial vessels and oracle crowns, stupas and spirit traps, ritual vases, textiles, furniture, and symbolic emblems. These are accompanied by many historical and modern text sources, as well as rare recorded oral material from high-ranking Tibetan masters. This long-awaited handbook is a must-have for all those with a profound interest in Buddhist art and religion.

Inside Tibetan Buddhism Book

Inside Tibetan Buddhism


  • Author : Robert A. F. Thurman
  • Publisher : Harper San Francisco
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X002631427

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Rich in detail and visually powerful, this compelling picture book provides insight into the intricate and profound world of Tibetan Buddhism. Striking images of sacred spaces, participants, art, and ritual choreography are used to explain such precepts as karma, emptiness, compassion, death and rebirth, the Eight Fold Path, and the processes of Tantric deity practice. 150 color and black-and-white photos.

Deities of Tibetan Buddhism Book
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Deities of Tibetan Buddhism


  • Author : Martin Willson
  • Publisher : Wisdom Publications
  • Release Date : 2000-03-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 0861710983

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An extraordinary encyclopedia of Buddhist icons. Illustrating the Rin 'byung brgya rtsa, the Nar thang brgya rtsa, and the Vajravali, the book is based on a collection of over five hundred images of Tibetan deities. The images, presented in the book at full scale, were originally created by a master artist in the early nineteenth century to serve as initiation cards (tsakli). The original tsakli were woodblock prints, hand colored at the request of a Ch'ing Dynasty nobleman who had received the initiations. Such cards are used in ceremonies to introduce the practitioner to the deity and his or her practice. The paintings are housed in the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich. Deities of Tibetan Buddhism is also an indispensable reference tool for Tibetologists, students of Mahayana Buddhism, and museum curators. Its extensive supplementary materials include English translations of the basic invocation texts; the associated visualization with descriptions of the deities' postures, attributes, and colors; and the dharanis and mantras used in their invocation. Co-editor Martin Willson spent more than a decade translating and documenting this work. He has provided detailed explanations of technical terms, enlightening explanatory notes, and glossaries documenting the discrepancies in the depictions. The extensive pictorial index, featuring drawings and text by Robert Beer, explains the symbolic meaning behind the deities' implements and adornments. The cross-referenced indices for Tibetan, Sanskrit, Mongolian, and English names and terms provide quick access to vast amounts of information. Co-editor Martin Brauen and the technical staff of the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich have documented the relationship between this and other sets of initiation cards that exist elsewhere, as well as detailing the construction materials and methods involved in producing this set. Deities of Tibetan Buddhism is a reference book without peer, essential for an

Tibetan Book of the Dead Book
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Tibetan Book of the Dead


  • Author : W. Y. Evans-Wentz
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release Date : 2020-11-18
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486845371

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Tibetan Book of the Dead Excerpt :

Derived from a Buddhist funerary text, this famous volume's timeless wisdom includes instructions for attaining enlightenment, preparing for the process of dying, and moving through the various stages of rebirth.