the handbook of tibetan buddhist symbols

The Handbook Of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols
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Publisher: Serindia Publications, Inc.
Release Date: 2003
Pages: 262
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Based on the author's previous publication The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs', this handbook contains an array of symbols and motifs, accompanied by succinct explanations. It provides treatment of the essential Tibetan religious figures, themes and motifs, both secular and religious. Robert Beer offers a compact, concise reference work based on his previous publication 'The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs'. This handbook contains an extensive array of symbols and motifs, accompanied by succinct explanations. It provides treatment of the most'

Deities Of Tibetan Buddhism
Author: Martin Willson
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Release Date: 2000-03-01
Pages: 624
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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An extraordinary encyclopedia of Buddhist icons. Illustrating the Rin 'byung brgya rtsa, the Nar thang brgya rtsa, and the Vajravali, the book is based on a collection of over five hundred images of Tibetan deities. 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 (tsakli). 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. Deities of Tibetan Buddhism 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. Co-editor Martin Willson spent more than a decade translating and documenting this work. He has provided detailed explanations of technical terms, enlightening explanatory notes, and glossaries documenting the discrepancies in the depictions. 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. Co-editor Martin Brauen and the technical staff of the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich have documented the relationship between this and other sets of initiation cards that exist elsewhere, as well as detailing the construction materials and methods involved in producing this set. Deities of Tibetan Buddhism is a reference book without peer, essential for any serious student of Tibetan and East Asian art and religion.

A Gift Of Inner Peace
Author: Gill Farrer-Halls
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: 2004-03
Pages: 256
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A Gift of Inner Peace and A Gift of Positive Thinking are two more books in a new inspirational series (see opposite page)that deliver greater understanding, harmony, and enlightenment for all who journey through life. Each volume combines author Gill Farrer-Halls's Buddhist-focused concepts with British artist Robert Beer's exquisite color illustrations inspired by the natural world. Book jackets boast an eye-catching translucent cover with metallic inks.A Gift of Inner Peace confronts the challenge that personal harmony proves elusive in our hectic modern lives, where often all we do only seems to heighten our anxiety and inner turmoil. This book examines karma-the Buddhist law of cause and effect-and teaches how we can free ourselves from negative behavior's destructive cycle. Readers will find helpful exercises, useful meditations, and inspiring lessons, making this the ultimate pocket guide to lasting peace and harmony.

The Oxford Handbook Of Contemporary Buddhism
Author: Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Michael Jerryson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Pages: 760
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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As an incredibly diverse religious system, Buddhism is constantly changing. The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism offers a comprehensive collection of work by leading scholars in the field that tracks these changes up to the present day. Taken together, the book provides a blueprint to understanding Buddhism's past and uses it to explore the ways in which Buddhism has transformed in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The volume contains 41 essays, divided into two sections. The essays in the first section examine the historical development of Buddhist traditions throughout the world. These chapters cover familiar settings like India, Japan, and Tibet as well as the less well-known countries of Vietnam, Bhutan, and the regions of Latin America, Africa, and Oceania. Focusing on changes within countries and transnationally, this section also contains chapters that focus explicitly on globalization, such as Buddhist international organizations and diasporic communities. The second section tracks the relationship between Buddhist traditions and particular themes. These chapters review Buddhist interactions with contemporary topics such as violence and peacebuilding, and ecology, as well as Buddhist influences in areas such as medicine and science. Offering coverage that is both expansive and detailed, The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism delves into some of the most debated and contested areas within Buddhist Studies today.

Tibetan Ting Sha
Author: Robert Beer
Publisher: Connections Book Publishing
Release Date: 2004-11
Pages: 48
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This beautiful gift package contains a pair of traditional hand cymbals, or ting-sha, and an illustrated book explaining their cultural origins and their place in Tibetan ceremony, plus a wealth of practical suggestions for their use in personal spiritual development. Strike the hand cymbals together and a beautiful, clear, high note will rise from them to hang in the air and create an extraordinary stillness. The scintillating tone of the ting-sha instantly strikes a resonance within the human heart. Their purpose is to summon, and they call us to awareness, to remember who we are, and to recognize our priorities in this often turbulent and illusive world. The distinguishing feature of ting-sha is that they are cast from bell metal, an amalgam of five metals, which produce the enduring and harmonic resonance. When they are suspended horizontally and struck together, a delightful, oscillating wave of sound seems to pass between them as they reverberate at a high frequency, creating an impressive symphony of haunting sounds. Robert Beer, a British artist and scholar of Buddhist and Hindu symbolism, has studied and practiced Tibetan thangkha painting for the past 33 years. His paintings and drawings have appeared in at least 600 books on Buddhist themes.

Scorpion
Author: Louise M. Pryke
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Release Date: 2016-06-15
Pages: 208
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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No creature has quite the sting in our mythology and folklore as the scorpion. From the dawn of human civilization they have been a dangerous figure in our imaginations—poisonous, precise, and deadly quiet—but as Louise M. Pryke shows in this book, their bad reputation has overshadowed many exceptional qualities. Scurrying across hundreds of millions of years and across every continent except Antarctica, this book gives the scorpion its due as one of nature’s longest lasting survivors. Indeed scorpions are older than dinosaurs. An ancient arthropod, their form—notable for its pair of pincers and an elegant tail that holds a menacing stinger high in the air in a permanent striking position—hasn’t changed since prehistoric times, though today there are some 1700 different species. Throughout our existence scorpions have served as a powerful cultural and religious symbol—sometimes dangerous, sometimes protecting—from the Egyptian goddess Serket to Zodiac astrology to folk medicine. A fascinating tour that takes us from the art of North Africa to the American Civil War to the markets of Beijing, Scorpion is an homage to one of earth’s oldest residents.

Buddhist Ritual Art Of Tibet
Author: Michael Henss
Publisher:
Release Date: 2020-07
Pages: 480
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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* First systematic review of Tibetan ritual art* Never-before-published Buddhist art objects* Written by expert on Tibetan art, Michael HenssTibetan Buddhist art is not only rich in figural icons but also extremely diverse in its symbols and ritual objects. This first systematic review is an abundantly illustrated reference book on Tibetan ritual art that aids our understanding of its different types and forms, its sacred meanings and ceremonial functions. Over eighteen chapters, several hundred different implements are documented in detail, in many cases for the first time and often in their various styles and iconographic forms: altar utensils and amulets, masks and mirrors, magic daggers and mandalas, torma sculptures and prayer objects, vajras and votive tablets, sacrificial vessels and oracle crowns, stupas and spirit traps, ritual vases, textiles, furniture, and symbolic emblems. These are accompanied by many historical and modern text sources, as well as rare recorded oral material from high-ranking Tibetan masters. This long-awaited handbook is a must-have for all those with a profound interest in Buddhist art and religion.

A Gift Of Positive Thinking
Author: Gill Farrer-Halls
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: 2004
Pages: 256
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

A Gift of Inner Peace and A Gift of Positive Thinking are two more books in a new inspirational series (see opposite page)that deliver greater understanding, harmony, and enlightenment for all who journey through life. Each volume combines author Gill Farrer-Halls's Buddhist-focused concepts with British artist Robert Beer's exquisite color illustrations inspired by the natural world. Book jackets boast an eye-catching translucent cover with metallic inks.A Gift of Positive Thinking explores positive thought as a central element to karma theory. To grow as individuals, we must relinquish the past and our negative thoughts that have developed there. Thus freed, we can move forward toward joy, a more supportive self-image, and fulfillment through positive thinking. This book guides the process, with thoughts, meditations, and affirmations all designed to instruct and inspire readers toward the sunnier side of life.

A Gift Of Awakening
Author: Gill Farrer-Halls
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: 2004-03
Pages: 256
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Therefore we know that, unawakened, even Buddha is a sentient being, and that even a sentient being, if he is awakened in an instant of thought, is a Buddha." -Hui Neng A Gift of Awakening is part of an inspirational series that delivers greater understanding, harmony, and enlightenment for all who journey through life. Each volume of the series, which also includes A Gift of Happiness and A Gift of Inner Peace, combines author Gill Farrer-Halls's Buddhist-focused concepts with British artist Robert Beer's exquisite color illustrations inspired by the natural world. Book jackets boast an eye-catching translucent cover with metallic inks. A Gift of Awakening opens the doors of enlightenment to all, overcoming the thought that this higher state of awareness is only accessible to those who sacrifice everything to find it. All who are willing to open their minds, this book explains, are free to pursue and achieve this awakening. This collection of inspirational thoughts, quotations, and guidance can be the beginning of a very personal journey.

Social Bioarchaeology
Author: Sabrina C. Agarwal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-03-21
Pages: 496
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world