Tibetan Thangka Painting is the single designated description of the strategies and rules of the sacred artwork of Tibetan scroll portray. it's the distillation of study conducted over a interval of ten years, amassed in the course of 5 trips to Nepal and India, and compiled from a few twenty conventional painters. This publication offers, step by step, the options used to make a thangka from the guidance of the canvas to the ultimate program of the sacred syllables at the back of every one accomplished determine. Separate chapters introduce the reader to the fundamental ideas of composition, colour, and determine proportions. incorporated are descriptions of the pigments and the way they're combined and utilized. A wealth of drawings and pictures illustrates every one step and the numerous line drawings of symbols and motifs drawn by way of Robert Beer will significantly reduction artists and function distinct source for designers. Robert Beer has additionally contributed a bit together with priceless directions should you desire to paint thangkas utilizing glossy thoughts and commercially to be had fabrics.
Tibetan Buddhist grasp Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso is understood for his pleased songs of awareness and his spontaneous and skillful educating kind. during this e-book he explains easy methods to achieve readability, peace, and knowledge via step by step research and meditation at the precise nature of truth. He additionally introduces readers to the enjoyment and profundity of yogic music, and divulges the ability of aspiration prayers to motivate, rework, and brighten our hearts.
This publication includes equipment for reworking daily activities into the reason for enlightenment, anger into endurance, and the standard view of phenomena as inherently existent into the knowledge understanding vacancy. it is also numerous meditations led via Rinpoche, even supposing every thing within the ebook is a subject for meditation.
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This attention-grabbing ebook unfolds intimately the advanced Tibetan Buddhist process of refined body structure, offering a whole exposition of the channels, drops, and winds which function foundations for recognition. maximum Yoga Tantra simulates procedures of loss of life, intermediate states, and rebirth, so it's important for the practitioner to understand how people die—the phases of demise, and the physiological purposes in the back of them.
By Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche grants profound insights in direct and encouraging language. during this statement at the Precious Garland, one in all Gampopa's masterworks, he outlines what practitioners of various degrees want to know to excellent their religious perform. He instructs at the right view, meditation, and behavior, and provides frank solutions to universal questions pertaining to hindrances to Dharma perform.
Gampopa (1070–1153) used to be the daddy of the Kagyu culture and leading scholar of Milarepa.
By Thinley Norbu
Like a spontaneous cascade of knowledge nectar, the open and common phrases of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, simple by means of scholarly elaboration, movement the following within the culture of the direct transmissions of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the prior. via statement at the initial Practices (Ngöndrö) prayer from the treasure textual content of the good grasp Tragtung Düdjom Lingpa, insights into many imperative practices emerge in an effort to deepen realizing of the principles of Vajrayana Buddhism. additionally integrated within the booklet is a observation on Tsok Khang Dechen (Assembly Palace of serious Exaltation), the basis textual content prayer of the second one Kyabje Düdjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje.