Tibet's Secret Temple Postcard Book

Tibet's Secret Temple Postcard Book

Postcards / Greeting Cards (19 Nov 2015)

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Synopsis

Rising up from an island on a lake in Lhasa, behind the Potala Palace, is Tibet's secret temple: the Lukhang.

Inside the temple, on the uppermost floor, a series of murals painted in the 17th century adorn the walls of a private meditation chamber for the Dalai Lamas, depicting the once-secret yogic and meditational practices of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism.

Exquisite details from these murals, photographed by Thomas Laird, are reproduced in this postcard book, alongside astonishing paintings, textiles and other ritual artefacts. This unique collection of images explores the fascinating world of ancient Tibetan Buddhist yogic and meditational practices and their connections to physical and mental wellbeing.

This book of 25 large-format cards

About the Publisher

Wellcome Collection

Wellcome Collection publishes books that explore health, medicine and the complexities of the human condition, from bestselling narrative non-fiction such as Forensics by Val McDermid, to award-winning illustrated titles such as The Sick Rose. Wellcome Collection is part of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive.

Book information

ISBN: 9780957028586
Publisher: Wellcome Collection
Pub date:
Sales rank: 6773
Weight: 320g
Height: 210mm
Width: 150mm
Spine width: 15mm