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Copper-coloured Palace: Iconography of the rNin ma School of Tibetan Buddhism, 3 Volumes
By: Adelheid Herrmann-Pfandt

Copper-coloured Palace: Iconography of the rNin ma Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism


 
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Author: Adelheid Herrmann-Pfandt
Format: 3 Volumes
ISBN: 9788173201516
Publication Date: June 2018

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The rNin ma (Nyingma) pas are the only minority school of Tibetan Buddhism whose iconography differs markedly from the mainstream iconography re-presented by the gSar ma pa or new schools. Scholarly works on rNin ma iconography are quite rare and have so far never covered the whole of the rNin ma pantheon. This book has been written as an attempt to fill this gap, trying to supply introductory as well as comprehensive information, meant for people interested in Tibetan Buddhism, whether lay persons, practitioners, or scholars. Apart from individual descriptions of the most important deities, the emphasis of this study has been laid on the pantheon as a whole, because its structure is crucial for understanding the differences between rNin ma pa and mainstream iconography. It includes more than 2000 photographs most of which were taken by the author herself in various monasteries and nunneries of the rNin ma school in India and Nepal and by Elke Hessel in Tibet. Over hundred images provided from other sources have been added. As far as possible, the iconography of the deities and mandalas has been verified through written sources, among them the large rNin ma text collections of the Rin chen gter mdzod and ther Nin ma rgyud 'bum. It is the fruit of an almost life-long occupation with the religious history and iconography of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist deities.

The Copper-coloured Palace, Adelheid Herrmann-Pfandt, Agam Kala Prak, 3 Volumes, 1532 pp, $450.00

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