Awaken A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment

Hardback (14 May 2019)

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An innovative and compelling presentation of world-class Tibetan Buddhist art, elucidating its esoteric themes through visual storytelling

Encouraging personal engagement with Tibetan Buddhism, this dynamic book presents spectacular Himalayan art and explores the philosophical tenets encoded in its imagery. Taking as its theme the universally accessible experience of Awakening, the book's main text leads readers along an immersive journey of self-discovery, aided by a virtual guide, or lama, and traditional art meant to support meditative practice. Complementary essays examine Tibetan Buddhism's ritual tools, paintings, symbolic imagery, and artistic traditions. Beautiful color images of all artworks, including three by contemporary Nepalese-American artist Tsherin Sherpa, and selected important details enhance our understanding of their complex iconography.

Book information

ISBN: 9780300244656
Publisher: Yale University Press
Imprint: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Pub date:
DEWEY: 700.482943
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xi, 244
Weight: 1664g
Height: 253mm
Width: 289mm
Spine width: 26mm