Images of Enlightenment, Revised Edition: Tibetan Art in Practice

Images of Enlightenment, Revised Edition: Tibetan Art in Practice

by Jonathan Landaw, Andy Weber
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1559392584

ISBN-13: 9781559392587

Pub. Date: 09/25/2006

Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.

One of the most striking aspects of Tibetan Buddhism is its wealth of visual imagery. Ranging from the tranquility of a serenely poised meditator to the dynamic energy of apparently wrathful figures, this vivid and diverse imagery often leaves Western observers as puzzled as they are fascinated. Who are these figures, and what do they mean? Images of

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One of the most striking aspects of Tibetan Buddhism is its wealth of visual imagery. Ranging from the tranquility of a serenely poised meditator to the dynamic energy of apparently wrathful figures, this vivid and diverse imagery often leaves Western observers as puzzled as they are fascinated. Who are these figures, and what do they mean? Images of Enlightenment answers the need for a clear and straightforward guide to the inner world of Tibetan Buddhist sacred art. Focusing on some of its most important and representative images, this richly illustrated book introduces the reader to the tradition of spiritual self-transformation embodied by these depictions of enlightened energy through clear iconographic representations and descriptions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559392587
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
09/25/2006
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
402,510
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.85(d)

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