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
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105114364883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols Book Review:

"Drawn largely from Beer's 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; hand-held emblems, attributes, and plants; esoteric Vajrayana offerings; and mudras, or ritual hand gestures." "This book will be valuable not only for those interested in Buddhism, symbolism, and Tibetan religious art, but also for artists, designers, and others who look toward the East in a search for meaning."--BOOK JACKET.

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.

The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs

The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9781570624162
ISBN 13: 157062416X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs Book Review:

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.

Buddhist Symbols

Buddhist Symbols
Author: Tatjana Blau,Mirabai Blau
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781402700330
ISBN 13: 1402700334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhist Symbols Book Review:

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.

Symbolism in Tibetan Buddist Art

Symbolism in Tibetan Buddist Art
Author: David C Huber,Dave Glantz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2019-09-20
ISBN 10: 9780997566994
ISBN 13: 099756699X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Symbolism in Tibetan Buddist Art Book Review:

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.

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.

Symbols of Tibetan Buddhism

Symbols of Tibetan Buddhism
Author: Claude B. Levenson
Publsiher: Editions Assouline
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9782843232008
ISBN 13: 2843232007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Symbols of Tibetan Buddhism Book Review:

Philosophy or religion, way of life or way of being, Buddhism never ceases to intrigue. Its many aspects bear witness to the diversity of its paths, and its innumerable aspects can disorient the newcomer. Its essence is simple, however, a deep root common to all those searching for knowledge: a man, anchored in a moment of history, who awakened to affirm that it's within everyone's power to attain wisdom. 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 his teaching. 60 b/w photographs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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"

The Five Minute Miracle

The Five Minute Miracle
Author: Tara Springett
Publsiher: Weiser Books
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781609250973
ISBN 13: 1609250974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Five Minute Miracle Book Review:

The basics of The Five-Minute Miracle came to Tara Springett, a psychotherapist, in meditation one day. The system is a pleasurable self-help method that is designed to overcome all sorts of psychological problems, as well as easing chronic pain and tiredness. The method only takes five minutes each day and is so simple that it can be used by anyone, anywhere, even by children. A synthesis of Tibetan Buddhist principles and humanistic psychology, the core of the practice is to make contact with our Higher Consciousness (in whatever form we perceive it) and receive a healing symbol to overcome our problems. This symbol will be visualized (or sensed) in our heart, radiating loving light to ourselves and to everyone who is involved in the problem. It’s a system that can be used over and over again — for a new problem, ask for a new symbol. This system, which the author calls Higher Consciousness Healing, has brought extremely impressive and reliable results — within days or a few weeks of beginning the practice — to hundreds of individuals and families. Now everyone can learn and practice these principles through this extraordinary and miraculous book.

The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions
Author: Mark Juergensmeyer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2011-08-25
ISBN 10: 0199767645
ISBN 13: 9780199767649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions Book Review:

Original publication and copyright date: 2011.

An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols

An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols
Author: J. C. Cooper
Publsiher: Thames & Hudson
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1987-03-17
ISBN 10: 0500770913
ISBN 13: 9780500770917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols Book Review:

In nearly 1500 entries, many of them strikingly and often surprisingly illustrated, J. C. Cooper has documented the history and evolution of symbols from prehistory to our own day. With over 200 illustrations and lively, informative and often ironic texts, she discusses and explains an enormous variety of symbols extending from the Arctic to Dahomey, from the Iroquois to Oceana, and coming from systems as diverse as Tao, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Tantra, the cult of Cybele and the Great Goddess, the Pre-Columbian religions of the Western Hemisphere and the Voodoo cults of Brazil and West Africa.

Tibetan Buddhist Goddess Altars

Tibetan Buddhist Goddess Altars
Author: Tad Wise,Bruce Foster
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 4
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781577315384
ISBN 13: 1577315383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tibetan Buddhist Goddess Altars Book Review:

The home altar has become an increasingly popular tool for contemporary seekers, allowing them to tap their spirituality informally, at any time of the day. This charming book puts a new twist on the phenomenon by showcasing female Buddhist deities in a delightfully unusual format. Designed to resemble a Tibetan temple, the book presents stunning three-dimensional renderings of traditional thangka paintings. It features doors that open from the middle of the front cover, a sturdy tab-insert closure, and elastic loops to hold each altar firmly in place. Four important goddesses appear here. White Tara pacifies illness and removes obstacles; Vanshudara increases prosperity, fertility, and happiness; Kurukulla helps attract and influence through the power of love and desire; and Vajrayogini aids in developing the enlightened union of Great Bliss and Emptiness. With the assistance of these colorful altars and an informative text about the symbolic art, visualization can blossom into multidimensional meditation.

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 contains a pair of traditional hand cymbals, or ting-sha, and an illustrated book explaining their cultural origins and their place in Tibetan ceremony, plus a wealth of practical suggestions for their use in personal spiritual development. Strike the hand cymbals together and a beautiful, clear, high note will rise from them to hang in the air and create an extraordinary stillness. The scintillating tone of the ting-sha instantly strikes a resonance within the human heart. Their purpose is to summon, and they call us to awareness, to remember who we are, and to recognize our priorities in this often turbulent and illusive world. The distinguishing feature of ting-sha is that they are cast from bell metal, an amalgam of five metals, which produce the enduring and harmonic resonance. When they are suspended horizontally and struck together, a delightful, oscillating wave of sound seems to pass between them as they reverberate at a high frequency, creating an impressive symphony of haunting sounds. Robert Beer, a British artist and scholar of Buddhist and Hindu symbolism, has studied and practiced Tibetan thangkha painting for the past 33 years. His paintings and drawings have appeared in at least 600 books on Buddhist themes.