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Deities of Tibetan Buddhism: The Zurich Paintings of the Icons Worthwhile to See
Author Brauen, Martin ; Willson, Martin
Date2005.07
Pages624
PublisherPublishers Group West
LocationUS [美國]
Content type書籍=Book
Language英文=English
Keyword西藏佛教=藏傳佛教=Tibetan Buddhism; 佛教人物=Buddhist; 法師=Master; 修行方法=修行法門=Practice; 開悟=證悟=Satori=Enlightenment; 漢傳佛教=大乘佛教=北傳佛教=Mahayana Buddhism; 繪畫=painting; 觀想=Visualization
AbstractA comprehensive collection of sacred Tibetan imagery, offering full color illustrations of over five hundred Tibetan Buddhist deities along with extensive explanations of the visualizations, mantras, & symbolism around each figure.
This is the most encyclopedic reference book of Tibetan images of enlightenment ever presented.
Deities of Tibetan Buddhism is an extraordinary encyclopedia of Buddhist icons. The images, presented in the book at full scale, were originally created by a master artist in the early nineteenth century to serve as initiation cards. The original tsakli were woodblock prints, hand colored at the request of a Ch'ing Dynasty nobleman who had received the initiations. Such cards are used in ceremonies to introduce the practitioner to the deity and his or her practice. The paintings are housed in the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich. This book is also an indispensable reference tool for Tibetologists, students of Mahayana Buddhism, and museum curators. Its extensive supplementary materials include English translations of the basic invocation texts; the associated visualization with descriptions of the deities' postures, attributes, and colors; and the dharanis and mantras used in their invocation. The extensive pictorial index, featuring drawings and text by Robert Beer, explains the symbolic meaning behind the deities' implements and adornments. The cross-referenced indices for Tibetan, Sanskrit, Mongolian, and English names and terms provide quick access to vast amounts of information. Deities of Tibetan Buddhism is an essential text for any serious student of Tibetan and East Asian art and religion.
ISBN0861710983
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Created date2006.08.30



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