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Symbolism in Tibetan Buddhist Art
Symbolism in Tibetan Buddhist Art


 
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Author: David Huber and Dave Glantz
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781731469342
Publication Date: 2018

Product Code: 9781731469342
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This exploration and explanation of Tibetan Buddhist symbols uses full color images of the actual art work painted over the centuries in Tibet. By using the actual art work the context is kept and expounded on so the reader can fully appreciate the depth of meaning, for example, that an object surrounded by flames and kusha grass set in the Mahamudra Mists conveys. Explanations are offered into the various layers of those meanings and how they can be applied by any person seeking truth and self-awareness on the path to enlightenment. This leads to a powerful multilayered message and instruction that the viewer and reader can apply to their own journey. The actual teachings of Buddha are used to explain the Path to Awareness along with commentary. ~~~ We have ventured into the wisdom secrets of the esoteric world of tantric Tibetan Buddhism, providing in-depth explanations along with translations of the originating texts from noted teachers such as Tilopa, Milarepa, and Naropa among others. Along the way we provide context to the symbols, so when symbols have divergent meanings the viewer can determine which meaning applies to that particular depiction.~~~For example, delving into a seemingly simple depictions of cinnabar, showing how it is used to connect to the mind-stream, through both the use of cinnabar and the thought process shown in the multilayered context of actual Tibetan art. How to apply it to help focus meditation and access primordial wisdom and additionally, cinnabar is recommended by Buddha for use to access that supernormal wisdom. ~~~Another example would be the yin-yang symbol: what does it have to do with the Dharma Wheel and the Eightfold Noble Path? We show the relationships provided by context in ways no other book has explored.
Symbolism in Tibetan Buddhist Art, David Huber and Dave Glantz, Paperback, 94 pp., $32.95

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