The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols

The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Serindia Publications, Inc.
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781932476033
ISBN 13: 1932476032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols Book Review:

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.

The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols

The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2003-10-14
ISBN 10: 083482423X
ISBN 13: 9780834824232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols Book Review:

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.

The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols

The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2003-10-14
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105114364883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols Book Review:

The 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."

The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs

The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs
Author: Robert Beer
Publsiher: Shambhala
Total Pages: 392
Release: 1999-10-12
ISBN 10: 9781570624162
ISBN 13: 157062416X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs Book Review:

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 in Tibetan Culture

Buddhist Symbols in Tibetan Culture
Author: Loden Sherap Dagyab
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN 10: 0861718100
ISBN 13: 9780861718108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhist Symbols in Tibetan Culture Book Review:

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.

Symbols of Tibetan Buddhism

Symbols of Tibetan Buddhism
Author: Claude B. Levenson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780760742365
ISBN 13: 0760742367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Buddhist Art Coloring Book 2

Buddhist Art Coloring Book 2
Author: Robert Beer
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-02-16
ISBN 10: 1611803527
ISBN 13: 9781611803525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhist Art Coloring Book 2 Book Review:

Sacred art presented as coloring templates for contemplation and creativity—stunning and detailed artwork from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Drawing on his brush paintings in The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs and other works, Robert Beer has selected 50 images meant to be used as templates for coloring. The book features figures spanning centuries of the tradition, including spiritual adventurers, rebellious saints, and enlightened Tantric masters. The detailed artwork is elegant and meaningful—drawing on Buddhist teachings to give each piece greater depth.

Buddhist Symbolism in Tibetan Thangkas

Buddhist Symbolism in Tibetan Thangkas
Author: Ben Meulenbeld
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9789074597449
ISBN 13: 9074597440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhist Symbolism in Tibetan Thangkas Book Review:

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.

The Art of Awakening

The Art of Awakening
Author: Konchog Lhadrepa,Charlotte Davis
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 0834840618
ISBN 13: 9780834840614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Awakening Book Review:

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.

Tibetan Ting Sha

Tibetan Ting Sha
Author: Robert Beer
Publsiher: Connections Book Publishing
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2004-11
ISBN 10: 9781859061534
ISBN 13: 1859061532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tibetan Ting Sha Book Review:

This beautiful gift package is comprised of a pair of traditional hand cymbals and an illustrated book explaining their cultural origins, their place in Tibetan ceremony, plus a wealth of practical suggestions for their use in personal spiritual development.

Handbook of Tibetan Iconometry

Handbook of Tibetan Iconometry
Author: Christoph Cüppers,Leonard van der Kuijp,Ulrich Pagel
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2012-06-22
ISBN 10: 9004180141
ISBN 13: 9789004180147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Tibetan Iconometry Book Review:

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.

Tibetan Book of the Dead

Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-11-18
ISBN 10: 0486845370
ISBN 13: 9780486845371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Review:

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.

Deities of Tibetan Buddhism

Deities of Tibetan Buddhism
Author: Martin Willson,Martin Brauen
Publsiher: Wisdom Publications
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2000-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780861710980
ISBN 13: 0861710983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deities of Tibetan Buddhism Book Review:

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.

Tibetan Thakgka Painting

Tibetan Thakgka Painting
Author: David Paul Jackson
Publsiher: Serindia Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2006-08
ISBN 10: 9781932476293
ISBN 13: 1932476296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tibetan Thakgka Painting Book Review:

This book is the only detailed description of the techniques and principles of the sacred art of Tibetan scroll painting.

Buddhist Paintings Coloring Book CB111

Buddhist Paintings Coloring Book  CB111
Author: Pomegranate
Publsiher: Pomegranatekids
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2009-05-01
ISBN 10: 9780764950322
ISBN 13: 0764950320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tibetan Buddhist Altars

Tibetan Buddhist Altars
Author: Tad Wise,David A. Carter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 7
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781577314677
ISBN 13: 1577314670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tibetan Buddhist Altars Book Review:

Both practical and whimsical, this book presents Tibetan Buddhist altars witha three-dimensional pop-up flair. Color illustrations, b&w photos.

Vajra and Bell

Vajra and Bell
Author: Vessantara
Publsiher: Windhorse Publications
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN 10: 1909314463
ISBN 13: 9781909314467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vajra and Bell Book Review:

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

Buddhist Ritual Art of Tibet
Author: Michael Henss
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-07
ISBN 10: 9783897905672
ISBN 13: 3897905671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhist Ritual Art of Tibet Book Review:

* 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.

Reading Buddhist Art

Reading Buddhist Art
Author: Meher McArthur
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780500284285
ISBN 13: 0500284288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Buddhist Art Book Review:

"A concise, accessible primer to the intricate world of Buddhist art." Publishers Weekly"

Dakini s Warm Breath

Dakini s Warm Breath
Author: Judith Simmer-Brown
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2002-12-10
ISBN 10: 157062920X
ISBN 13: 9781570629204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dakini s Warm Breath Book Review:

A fresh interpretation of the dakini—a Tibetan Buddhist symbol of the feminine—that will appeal to practitioners interested in goddess worship, female spirituality, and Tantric Buddhism The primary emblem of the feminine in Tibetan Buddhism is the dakini, or “sky-dancer,” a semi-wrathful spirit-woman who manifests in visions, dreams, and meditation experiences. Western scholars and interpreters of the dakini, influenced by Jungian psychology and feminist goddess theology, have shaped a contemporary critique of Tibetan Buddhism in which the dakini is seen as a psychological “shadow,” a feminine savior, or an objectified product of patriarchal fantasy. According to Judith Simmer-Brown—who writes from the point of view of an experienced practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism—such interpretations are inadequate. In the spiritual journey of the meditator, Simmer-Brown demonstrates, the dakini symbolizes levels of personal realization: the sacredness of the body, both female and male; the profound meeting point of body and mind in meditation; the visionary realm of ritual practice; and the empty, spacious qualities of mind itself. When the meditator encounters the dakini, living spiritual experience is activated in a nonconceptual manner by her direct gaze, her radiant body, and her compassionate revelation of reality. Grounded in the author's personal encounter with the dakini, this unique study will appeal to both male and female spiritual seekers interested in goddess worship, women's spirituality, and the tantric tradition.