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The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols

The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Serindia Publications, Inc.
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9781932476033
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs

The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs
A Book

by Robert Beer

  • Publisher : Shambhala
  • Release : 1999-10-12
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 9781570624162
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For artists, designers, and all with an interest in Buddhist and Tibetan art, this is the first exhaustive reference to the seemingly infinite variety of symbols found throughout Tibetan art in line drawings, paintings, and ritual objects. Hundreds of the author's line drawings depict all the major Tibetan symbols and motifs—landscapes, deities, animals, plants, gurus, mudras (ritual hand gestures), dragons, and other mythic creatures—ranging from complex mythological scenes to small, simple ornaments.

Buddhist Ritual Art of Tibet

Buddhist Ritual Art of Tibet
A Handbook on Ceremonial Objects and Ritual Furnishings in the Tibetan Temple

by Michael Henss

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-07
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9783897905672
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Inner Peace

A Gift of Inner Peace
A Book

by Gill Farrer-Halls

  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release : 2004-03
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780740740626
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism
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by Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Michael Jerryson,Michael Jerryson

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-12-01
  • Pages : 760
  • ISBN : 0199362386
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Chintamani Crystal Matrix

The Chintamani Crystal Matrix
Quantum Intention and the Wish-Fulfilling Gem

by Johndennis Govert,Hapi Hara

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-11-23
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1644113155
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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• Examines myths of the Chintamani from East and West, including from China, India, and South America; in legends of the Holy Grail and Atlantis; and in Nicholas Roerich’s real-life quest for Shambhala • Explains the Chintamani Matrix--the multidimensional field of light, energy, and consciousness that forms networks of gems on the etheric and physical levels • Provides simple and advanced practices with crystal grids and meditation to help you access the Chintamani matrix and realize your innermost heart’s desires Space, time, intention, matter, and consciousness all entangle in crystals. Nowhere is this more evident than in the ancient gem archetype of the Chintamani, the wish-fulfilling jewel known in legends around the world as the stone that grants your heart’s desires. As authors Johndennis Govert and Hapi Hara reveal, the Chintamani’s “tachyolithic” technology of wish-granting and spiritual enlightenment creates a vehicle for positive transformation. They show how the Chintamani energy matrix can be accessed using tangible crystals and gemstones, meditation, yoga, and the powerful science of intention. Exploring the many Chintamani myths and legends from East and West, the authors explain how there are three types of Chintamani: the mythical gemstone, the power crystals of history, such as the Koh-i-Noor diamond, and the multidimensional field of light, energy, and consciousness that forms a network of all gems in what is known as “the jewel net of Indra” in Hinduism and Buddhism. Activating this crystal energy matrix provides a way to manifest your intentions and help you create the subtle diamond body. The authors detail specific gems and crystal spiritual technology that can affect material reality and trigger profound spiritual growth. They provide a number of simple practices with crystal grids and meditation to help you access the Chintamani matrix and become aware of the interconnected jewel net of consciousness. They examine the science of intention, which provides a basis for connecting to gemstones and crystals, and share advanced meditations to realize and activate your innermost heart’s desires.

Luminous Bliss

Luminous Bliss
A Religious History of Pure Land Literature in Tibet

by Georgios T. Halkias

  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 2012-09-30
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0824837746
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With an annotated English translation and critical analysis of the Orgyan-gling gold manuscript of the short Sukhāvativyūha-sūtra Pure Land Buddhism as a whole has received comparatively little attention in Western studies on Buddhism despite the importance of “buddha-fields” (pure lands) for the growth and expression of Mahāyāna Buddhism. In this first religious history of Tibetan Pure Land literature, Georgios Halkias delves into a rich collection of literary, historical, and archaeological sources to highlight important aspects of this neglected pan-Asian Buddhist tradition. He clarifies many of the misconceptions concerning the interpretation of “other-world” soteriology in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and provides translations of original Tibetan sources from the ninth century to the present that represent exoteric and esoteric doctrines that continue to be cherished by Tibetan Buddhists for their joyful descriptions of the Buddhist path. The book is informed by interviews with Tibetan scholars and Buddhist practitioners and by Halkias’ own participant-observation in Tibetan Pure Land rituals and teachings conducted in Europe and the Indian subcontinent. Divided into three sections, Luminous Bliss shows that Tibetan Pure Land literature exemplifies a synthesis of Mahāyāna sutra-based conceptions with a Vajrayana world-view that fits progressive and sudden approaches to the realization of Pure Land teachings. Part I covers the origins and development of Pure Land in India and the historical circumstances of its adaptation in Tibet and Central Asia. Part II offers an English translation of the short Sukhāvatīvyūha-sūtra (imported from India during the Tibetan Empire) and contains a survey of original Tibetan Pure Land scriptures and meditative techniques from the dGe-lugs-pa, bKa’-brgyud, rNying-ma, and Sa-skya schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Part III introduces some of the most innovative and popular mortuary cycles and practices related to the Tantric cult of Buddha Amitābha and his Pure Land from the Treasure traditions in the bKa’-brgyud and rNying-ma schools. Luminous Bliss locates Pure Land Buddhism at the core of Tibet’s religious heritage and demonstrates how this tradition constitutes an integral part of both Tibetan and East Asian Buddhism.

Tibetan Ting-Sha

Tibetan Ting-Sha
A Book

by Robert Beer

  • Publisher : Connections Book Publishing
  • Release : 2004-11
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9781859061534
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This beautiful gift package is comprised of a pair of traditional hand cymbals and an illustrated book explaining their cultural origins, their place in Tibetan ceremony, plus a wealth of practical suggestions for their use in personal spiritual development.

Scorpion

Scorpion
A Book

by Louise M. Pryke

  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release : 2016-06-15
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1780236255
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Red Shambhala

Red Shambhala
Magic, Prophecy, and Geopolitics in the Heart of Asia

by Andrei Znamenski

  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • Release : 2012-12-19
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0835630285
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many know of Shambhala, the Tibetan Buddhist legendary land of spiritual bliss popularized by the film, Shangri-La. But few may know of the role Shambhala played in Russian geopolitics in the early twentieth century. Perhaps the only one on the subject, Andrei Znamenski’s book presents a wholly different glimpse of early Soviet history both erudite and fascinating. Using archival sources and memoirs, he explores how spiritual adventurers, revolutionaries, and nationalists West and East exploited Shambhala to promote their fanatical schemes, focusing on the Bolshevik attempt to use Mongol-Tibetan prophecies to railroad Communism into inner Asia. We meet such characters as Gleb Bokii, the Bolshevik secret police commissar who tried to use Buddhist techniques to conjure the ideal human; and Nicholas Roerich, the Russian painter who, driven by his otherworldly Master and blackmailed by the Bolshevik secret police, posed as a reincarnation of the Dalai Lama to unleash religious war in Tibet. We also learn of clandestine activities of the Bolsheviks from the Mongol-Tibetan Section of the Communist International who took over Mongolia and then, dressed as lama pilgrims, tried to set Tibet ablaze; and of their opponent, Ja-Lama, an “avenging lama” fond of spilling blood during his tantra rituals.

Mandala and History

Mandala and History
Bidia Dandarovich Dandaron and Buryat Buddhism

by Luboš Bělka

  • Publisher : Masarykova univerzita
  • Release : 2017-01-01
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : 8021087250
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kniha přináší originální zpracování unikátního materiálu, který vznikl v polovině sedmdesátých let 20. století a v angličtině nebyl dosud monograficky publikován. Původní vizuální analýza pracuje jak s historickými fotografiemi z Burjatska a Tibetu, tak i vlastními autorovými terénními pozorováními a záznamy rozhovorů s aktéry. Vznik nové formy buddhismu v rámci tradiční burjatské sanghy lze datovat do poloviny 20. století. Po druhé světové válce se v rámci tzv. první obnovy náboženství objevilo úsilí zachránit z represáliemi sužovaného tibetského buddhismu alespoň základní věci. Ve třicátých letech byly kláštery pobořeny, některé zcela zničeny, mniši vyhnáni, někteří popraveni, část z duchovenstva byla zavřená do gulagu a zbytek se musel vzdát mnišského stavu. V polovině šedesátých let, v období prvních kritik Stalinova kultu vznikla v Ulan-Ude malá, ale významná skupina, buddhistická komunita. Neoficiální, tajná mikro-sangha se formovala pod vedením B. B. Dandarona, burjatského buddhisty a buddhologa a existovala až do jeho uvěznění v roce 1972. Byl odsouzen na pět let nucených prací a ve věku šedesáti let v roce 1947 v pracovním táboře umírá. Jeden z jeho nejpřednějších žáků A. I. Železnov namaloval thangku, věnovanou svému učiteli; jednalo se o mandalu Vadžrabhajravy. Namaloval ji jako inovaci starobylé tradice a thangka tak představuje unikátní zobrazení v rámci burjatské buddhistické tradice, neboť začleňuje i prvky z vnějšího světa. Je až překvapivé jak mnoho lze z thangky vyčíst s využitím religionistického přístupu. Tato metodologie se odlišuje od způsobu, jak obrazu rozumí sami vyznavači rodícího se Dandaronova kultu.

Text, Image and Song In Transdisciplinary Dialogue

Text, Image and Song In Transdisciplinary Dialogue
PIATS 2003 : Tibetan Studies : Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Oxford, 2003.

by International Association for Tibetan Studies. Seminar

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN : 900415549X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Essays discussing transdisciplinary methodology introduce case studies on Buddhist manuscripts, inscriptions, art and oral traditions of the Indian Himalayas and Central Tibet. The research was carried out within the context of an Interdisciplinary Research Unit financed by the Austrian Science Fund.

Knowledge and Context in Tibetan Medicine

Knowledge and Context in Tibetan Medicine
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2019-06-17
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 9004404449
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Knowledge and Context in Tibetan Medicine is a collection of essays dedicated to the description and interpretation of Tibetan medical knowledge across different historical, cultural, and intellectual contexts.

Science and health with key to the Scriptures

Science and health with key to the Scriptures
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 691
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Gift of Happiness

A Gift of Happiness
A Book

by Gill Farrer-Halls

  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release : 2004-03
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780740740602
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We can unlock the potential for happiness and satisfaction that lies within each of us by becoming aware of our mental processes and then applying discriminating wisdom to all our actions of body, speech, and mind." -Kathleen McDonald A Gift of Happiness 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 Awakening 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 Happiness invites readers to find their true and joyful selves, while opening their hearts to lasting peace through the laws of karma. The book examines traditional Buddhist concepts such as purification, acceptance, selflessness, and nonattachment, addressing the true meaning of happiness and how it can be realized. Practical exercises, uplifting lessons, and proactive meditations make this a helpful and thorough guide to the subject.

A Gift of Awakening

A Gift of Awakening
A Book

by Gill Farrer-Halls

  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release : 2004-03
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780740740640
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Battle for Fortune

The Battle for Fortune
State-Led Development, Personhood, and Power Among Tibetans in China

by Charlene Makley

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2018-05-15
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 1501719653
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on long-term fieldwork in a rural Tibetan region in China's northwest (2002-13), 'The Battle for Fortune' is an ethnography of state-local relations among Tibetans marginalized underChina's Great Develop the West campaign and during the 2008 military crackdown on Tibetan unrest. The study brings anthropological approaches to states and development into dialogue with recent interdisciplinary debates about the very nature of human subjectivity and relations with nonhuman others (including deities).

The Archaeology of Tibetan Books

The Archaeology of Tibetan Books
A Book

by Agnieszka Helman-Ważny

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2014-07-04
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 9004275053
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Agnieszka Helman-Ważny's Archaeology of Tibetan Books provides a comprehensive guide to the making of Tibetan books. Concerned with the relation of papers, inks, and layout to questions of provenance and dating, this work is a must-have companion to any textual analysis.

The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans

The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans
A Book

by Cynthia Barnett

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2021-07-06
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0393651452
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A compelling history of seashells and the animals that make them, revealing what they have to tell us about nature, our changing oceans, and ourselves. Seashells have been the most coveted and collected of nature’s creations since the dawn of humanity. They were money before coins, jewelry before gems, art before canvas. In The Sound of the Sea, acclaimed environmental author Cynthia Barnett blends cultural history and science to trace our long love affair with seashells and the hidden lives of the mollusks that make them. Spiraling out from the great cities of shell that once rose in North America to the warming waters of the Maldives and the slave castles of Ghana, Barnett has created an unforgettable account of the world’s most iconic seashells. She begins with their childhood wonder, unwinds surprising histories like the origin of Shell Oil as a family business importing exotic shells, and charts what shells and the soft animals that build them are telling scientists about our warming, acidifying seas. From the eerie calls of early shell trumpets to the evolutionary miracle of spines and spires and the modern science of carbon capture inspired by shell, Barnett circles to her central point of listening to nature’s wisdom—and acting on what seashells have to say about taking care of each other and our world.

Mysticism and Alchemy through the Ages

Mysticism and Alchemy through the Ages
The Quest for Transformation

by Gary Edson

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2012-09-18
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 0786490888
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An in-depth look into the foundations of mysticism and alchemy, this book describes both physical and spiritual aspects of the various theories and practices of transformation, with attention to the beliefs of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sufism, Tantrism, Taoism and Yoga. The connection between early mystical pursuits and the development of alchemy from ancient China, India, and Egypt through Moorish Spain and into Latin Europe are illuminated, along with the activities of early alchemists. The book, which is heavily illustrated, describes the beliefs, experiments, and secret messages that drew the believers and dreamers of the world together in search of wealth and immortality.