The Handbook Of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols


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Based on the author's previous publication The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs, this handbook contains an array of symbols and motifs, accompanied by succinct explanations. It provides treatment of the essential Tibetan religious figures, themes and motifs, both secular and religious.

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Genre eBook Art, Tibetan
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ISBN Number 1932476032

Buddhist Symbols In Tibetan Culture


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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.

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Author by Loden Sherap Dagyab
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9780861718108

The Encyclopedia Of Tibetan Symbols And Motifs


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An ultimate sourcebook to the symbolic language of Tibetan art. Hundreds of author Robert Beer's own exquisite line drawings depict 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. Line art throughout.

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ISBN Number 157062416X

Buddhist Symbols


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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.

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Author by Tatjana Blau
Genre eBook Body, Mind & Spirit
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ISBN Number 1402700334

Symbols Of Tibetan Buddhism


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Philosophy or religion, way of life or way of being, Buddhism never ceases to intrigue. Its multiple facets bear witness to the diversity of its paths, and its innumerable aspects can disorient the newcomer. The essence however remains, a deep root common to all those searching for knowledge: a man, anchored in a moment of history, awakened to affirm that it is within the power of everyone to attain wisdom. Metamorphosis is not sudden, cannot happen from one day to the next; it demands reflection and time, the reading of many symbols. The renewed interest that Buddhism has enjoyed over the past years - led by its spiritual and temporal guide, the Dalai Lama - has made it possible to approach the meaning and origins of this teaching more fully. --Publishers website.

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Author by Claude B. Levenson
Genre eBook Buddhism
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ISBN Number 0760742367

Symbolism In Tibetan Buddist Art


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The book, by using the actual full color art work painted by the Tibetan monks spanning a period of 600 years adds context and aids in the conceptualization of Buddhist philosophy. The art work symbols and the adjoining symbols provides an artistic progression of the philosophy, demonstrating the flow of thought that line drawings of a single symbol cannot provide. The book provides in depth explanations of symbols, using the ancient scriptures and Buddha's own teachings. It examines the Sanskrit words behind many of the symbols and what those words actually mean. As an example it looks at the Four-petaled Flower, the Sanskrit word dukkha, representing the Four Noble Truths that leads to the Dharma Wheel and the Eightfold Noble Path and the Sanskrit word samma that is integral to understanding that path. Over the centuries these symbols have evolved in their depictions to include, through art, the natural progression of the philosophical concepts. Another of the strengths of the book is that the full color images are presented on the same page(s) as the conceptual explanations. This makes it much easier to understand and assimilate, no page turning required. There is also an index provided for the researcher to use in going deeper into the various components of the symbolism. The book, by using Tibetan monks, lamas, geshes, in addition to Tibetan scholars at universities through out Tibet as the source for the information we have stayed true to the intended meaning and context of the symbols. There are some misconceptions about some symbols as to what they are and what they mean presented by other books on the subject. By using learned Tibetans inside of Tibet and at the monasteries that produce the art work in Tibet we have stayed true to the identification, thought process and conceptualization of the symbols.

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Author by David C Huber
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 099756699X

Handbook Of Tibetan Iconometry


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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.

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Author by Christoph Cüppers
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9789004180147

The Art Of Awakening


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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.

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Author by Konchog Lhadrepa
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9780834840614

Buddhist Ritual Art Of Tibet


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* 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.

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Author by Michael Henss
Genre eBook
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ISBN Number 3897905671

Deities Of Tibetan Buddhism


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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 any serious student of Tibetan and East Asian art and religion.

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Author by Martin Willson
Genre eBook Art
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ISBN Number 0861710983