Celestial Gallery
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Celestial Gallery

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by Romio Shrestha, Robert A. Thurman, Deepak Chopra, Ian A. Baker
     
 

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Boldly reinterpreting the age-old Tibetan and Nepalese art form known as Thangka, Celestial Gallery offers beautifully detailed representations of mandalas, or celestial spheres. Simply gazing upon the mandalas is meant to inspire in the viewer a heightened state of intention and clarity. Master painter Romio Shrestha and his team of artisan monks have

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Boldly reinterpreting the age-old Tibetan and Nepalese art form known as Thangka, Celestial Gallery offers beautifully detailed representations of mandalas, or celestial spheres. Simply gazing upon the mandalas is meant to inspire in the viewer a heightened state of intention and clarity. Master painter Romio Shrestha and his team of artisan monks have created postmodern versions of these enlightened Buddha realms from hand-ground malachite, lapis, marigolds, and other rare substances. Painted at times with a mere three hairs from the tail of a cat, these multifaceted scenes of otherworldly deities are rich with hauntingly powerful detail. Depictions of White Tara, Green Tara, the Medicine Buddha, and many other celestial beings invite and inspire meditation and reflection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932771213
Publisher:
Insight Editions LLC
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
762,059
Product dimensions:
16.50(w) x 24.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Romio Shrestha is a master of the artistic traditions of Nepal and Tibet. Shrestha’s magnificent collection, Celestial Gallery, has sold more than fifty thousand copies. He directs a school of artist-craftsmen in the Kathmandu valley of Tibet. Shrestha’s work can be found in the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and Tibet House in New York City.

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A wonderful, hypnotic &extraordinary collection of ancient eastern devotional imagery with textural interpretations.