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Treasury of Drawings of Buddhas, Deities and Lamas of Tibet
By: Dowman, Keith

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Author: Dowman, Keith
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 8187138734 / 9788187138730
Publication Date: 1989 / 2003

Product Code: 5253

This collection of Nyingma Icons was originally included in the 'History of the Nyingma Dharma' written by His Holiness Dunjom Rimpoche. The divinities have been redrawn by the Sherpa Hermit, the Gomchen Oleshey, whose retreat hut lies above Junbesi in Solokhumbhu. Oleshey (dge.chung.ngag.dbang.legs.bshad.) is a Sherpa who received instruction from his Guru Dza Rongphui Sangyay before retreating to a cave on the north face of Everest, returning to his homeland at the time of the Chinese occupation of Tibet. The Abbot Khempo Sangyay Tenzin of the Nyingma Monastery of Shedrup Teljuk Chokhorling in Junbesi collected the songs of homage (gsol.gdab.) from various sources, and added them to the line-drawings. Sangyay Tenzin Lama travelled to Western Tibet to receive a traditional academic training at the great Nyingma academy at Sheychen before returning to Solokhumbhu to found his own monastery. The songs, often cryptic or obscure due to the exigencies of style and form, describe the nature of the divinity and his activity. They have been translated by Keith Dowman. This work has been initiated and sponsored by Richard Mueller. The 'History of the Nyingma Dharma' contains the biographical legends behind these icons.
Dieties and Divinities of Tibet, Khempo Sangyay Tenzin & Gomchen Oleshey, $12.00

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