Buddhist Symbols

Buddhist Symbols

by Tatjana Blau, Mirabai Blau

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402700330
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 05/01/2002
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction5
Buddhas and Bodhisattvas7
Divinities53
Primary Symbols65
Mudras and Asanas93
Symbols of Good Fortune121
Plants and Animals159
Ritual Icons175
Mandalas177
Thangkas191
Weapons193
Musical Instruments207
Ritual Objects221
Index238

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Buddhist Symbols 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Laura50 More than 1 year ago
Buddhist Symbols has a colorful front cover that beckons you to pick it up. However, all of the symbols inside are black and white line drawings shown on 2 page spreads. The left side page has the symbol while the right side has a short description about the symbol. This in not a comprehensive list of Buddhist symbols but rather there are just a few of the Tibetan Buddhist symbols. There is a short and simple introduction into Buddhism at the beginning of the book as well as a short biography of Siddhartha Gautama. As an amateur artist, I will be using the symbols to create art and know that I will refer to this pocket book frequently.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago