The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols

Author: Robert Beer

Publisher: Serindia Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9781932476033

Category: Art, Tibetan

Page: 262

View: 1896

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

The Spirit of Buddha

Author: Robin Kyte-Coles

Publisher: teNeues

ISBN: 3832793151

Category: Photography

Page: 127

View: 9734

Robin Kyte-Coles a parcouru l'Asie à la recherche d'images du Bouddha et de symboles du bouddhisme. Ce périple esthétique l'a conduit dans des régions isolées du Viêtnam, du Laos, du Cambodge, de la Thaïlande, de la Birmanie, du Népal; de l'Inde et du Sri Lanka. Prises Ie plus souvent sans flash, ses photographies sont envoûtantes - une symphonie de terres ardentes et de tons dorés. A regarder cette série le clichés impressionnants, le spectateur se sent gagné par le calme méditatif au cœur de la pratique du bouddhisme.

Negotiating the Sacred

Blasphemy and Sacrilege in a Multicultural Society

Author: Elizabeth Burns Coleman,Kevin White

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1920942483

Category: Religion

Page: 234

View: 8781

This cross-disciplinary exploration of the role of the sacred, blasphemy and sacrilege in a multicultural society brings together philosophers, theologians, lawyers, historians, curators, anthropologists and sociologists, as well as Christian, Jewish and Islamic and secular perspectives. In bringing together different disciplinary and cultural approaches, the book provides a way of broadening our conceptions of what might count as sacred, sacrilegious and blasphemous, in moral and political terms. In addition, it provides original research data on blasphemy, sacrilege and religious tolerance from a range of disciplines.

Malleable Mara

Transformations of a Buddhist Symbol of Evil

Author: Michael D. Nichols

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438473230


Page: 268

View: 8980

Analyzes the breadth of representations of the mythic figure of Māra in Buddhism to reveal how closely tied such narratives are to the social and historical concerns of Buddhist communities. This is the first book to examine the development of the figure of Māra, who appears across Buddhist traditions as a personification of death and desire. Portrayed as a combination of god and demon, Māra serves as a key antagonist to the Buddha, his followers, and Buddhist teaching in general. From ancient India to later Buddhist thought in East Asia to more recent representations in Western culture and media, Māra has been used to satirize Hindu divinities, taken the form of wrathful Tibetan gods, communicated psychoanalytic tropes, and appeared as a villain in episodes of Doctor Who. Michael D. Nichols details and surveys the historical transformations of the Māra figure and demonstrates how different Buddhist communities at different times have used this symbol to react to changing social and historical circumstances. Employing literary and cultural theory, Nichols argues that the representation of Māra closely parallels and reflects the social concerns and anxieties of the particular Buddhist community producing it. “This book is an original and engaging exploration of the various forms myths about Māra have taken across Buddhist history.” — Maria Heim, author of Voice of the Buddha: Buddhaghosa on the Immeasurable Words

Deities of Tibetan Buddhism

The Zurich Paintings of the Icons Worthwhile to See

Author: Martin Willson,Martin Brauen

Publisher: Wisdom Publications

ISBN: 9780861710980

Category: Art

Page: 624

View: 6619

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.

Der Mensch und seine Zeichen

Author: Adrian Frutiger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865399076


Page: 160

View: 1681

Das kleine Standardwerk für alle, die sich einführend und dennoch umfassend mit dem Phänomen der Zeichen und Symbole im allgemeinen und dem der Schriftentwicklung im speziellen auseinandersetzen möchten! In der Verbindung von dem Text des großen Schriftenentwicklers Adrian Frutiger, der die Wurzeln von Symbolen und Schrift verständlich macht, und seinen Illustrationen wird dem Leser Theorie und Praxis der Zeichengestaltung anschaulich vermittelt.

A Gift of Inner Peace

Author: Gill Farrer-Halls

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740740626

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 5652

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.

Das Licht, das keinen Schatten wirft

Die außergewöhnliche Lebensgeschichte von Tenzin Palmo

Author: Vickie Mackenzie

Publisher: Theseus Verlag

ISBN: 3958832237

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 3535

Die außergewöhnliche Lebensgeschichte von Tenzin Palmo Die Lebensgeschichte einer der ungewöhnlichsten und mutigsten Frauen unserer Zeit: Wie die Tochter eines Fischhändlers aus dem Londoner East End zu einer buddhistischen Legende wurde und zur Vorkämpferin für das Recht der Frauen, spirituelle Erleuchtung zu erlangen. Tenzin Palmo ist gerade 20, als sie London verlässt alles zurücklässt und ein Schiff nach Indien besteigt. Als eine der ersten westlichen Frauen zur buddhistischen Nonne ordiniert, erkämpft sie sich – als einzige Frau unter hundert Mönchen – das Recht, an den eigentlich nur den Männern vorbehaltenen Unterweisungen und Meditationen teilzunehmen. Sie ist, allen Widerständen zum Trotz, entschlossen, auch als Frau Erleuchtung zu erlangen. Und sie wählt einen Weg, den selbst Männer kaum wagen: Sie zieht sich zurück in die Einsamkeit einer abgelegenen Höhle, 4000 Meter hoch im Himalaya, extremer Kälte, den Angriffen wilder Tiere und der Gefahr des Verhungerns ausgesetzt. Nach zwölf Jahren kehrt Tenzin Palmo zurück in die Welt, um von nun an vor allem anderen Frauen mit Rat und Tat zur Seite zu stehen und ihnen zu ihren spirituellen Rechten zu verhelfen.

A Communion of Subjects

Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics

Author: Paul Waldau,Kimberley Christine Patton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509979

Category: Philosophy

Page: 720

View: 1967

A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including Thomas Berry (cultural history), Wendy Doniger (study of myth), Elizabeth Lawrence (veterinary medicine, ritual studies), Marc Bekoff (cognitive ethology), Marc Hauser (behavioral science), Steven Wise (animals and law), Peter Singer (animals and ethics), and Jane Goodall (primatology) consider how major religious traditions have incorporated animals into their belief systems, myths, rituals, and art. Their findings offer profound insights into humans' relationships with animals and a deeper understanding of the social and ecological web in which we all live. Contributors examine Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Daoism, Confucianism, African religions, traditions from ancient Egypt and early China, and Native American, indigenous Tibetan, and Australian Aboriginal traditions, among others. They explore issues such as animal consciousness, suffering, sacrifice, and stewardship in innovative methodological ways. They also address contemporary challenges relating to law, biotechnology, social justice, and the environment. By grappling with the nature and ideological features of various religious views, the contributors cast religious teachings and practices in a new light. They reveal how we either intentionally or inadvertently marginalize "others," whether they are human or otherwise, reflecting on the ways in which we assign value to living beings. Though it is an ancient concern, the topic of "Religion and Animals" has yet to be systematically studied by modern scholars. This groundbreaking collection takes the first steps toward a meaningful analysis.



Author: Various



Category: Social Science

Page: 285

View: 8076

This volume features research articles on Tibetan marmot hunting, Tibetan use of camels, Sinophone Tibetan author Alai, and yurt production and use, complimented by three short stories and seven book reviews. Asian Highlands Perspectives 35 (000-285)Author(s): Various(Full Text)Yurts in Be si chung, A Pastoral Community in A mdo: Form, Construction, Types, and Rituals (001-048)Author(s): Lha mo sgrol ma, and Gerald Roche(Full Text)Tibetan Marmot Hunting (049-074)Author(s): Sangs rgyas bkra shis, and C. K. Stuart(Full Text)A Complex Identity: Red Color-Coding in Alai's Red Poppies (075-101)Author(s): Draggeim, Alexandra(Full Text)Tibetans, Camels, Yurts, and Singing to the Salt Goddesses: An A mdo Elder Reflects on Local Culture (103-124)Author(s): Wenchangjia, and C. K. Stuart(Full Text)A Small Piece of Turquoise (127-141)Author(s): Nyima Gyamtsan(Full Text)Under the Shadow: A Story (143-158)Author(s): Huatse Gyal(Full Text)An Abandoned Mountain Deity (159-193)Author(s): Limusishiden(Full Text)Review Essay: Comparative Borderlands Across Disciplines and Across Southeast Asia (197-217)Author(s): Noseworthy, William B.(Full Text)Review: A Century of Protests (219-225)Author(s): Chandra, Uday(Full Text)Review: Empire and Identity in Guizhou (227-236)Author(s): Luo, Yu(Full Text)Review: Monastic and Lay Traditions in North-Eastern Tibet (237-242)Author(s): Weiner, Benno(Full Text)Review: Re-Constructed Ancestors and the Lahu Minority in Southwest China (243-253)Author(s): Du, Shanshan(Full Text)Review: Tales of Kha ba dkar po (255-274)Author(s): Zhang, Jundan(Jasmine)(Full Text)Review: Tibet Wild (275-285)Author(s): Bleisch, William V.(Full Text)

Buddhism Between Tibet and China

Author: Matthew Kapstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861718062

Category: Religion

Page: 480

View: 8396

Exploring the long history of cultural exchange between 'the Roof of the World' and 'the Middle Kingdom,' Buddhism Between Tibet and China features a collection of noteworthy essays that probe the nature of their relationship, spanning from the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 CE) to the present day. Annotated and contextualized by noted scholar Matthew Kapstein and others, the historical accounts that comprise this volume display the rich dialogue between Tibet and China in the areas of scholarship, the fine arts, politics, philosophy, and religion. This thoughtful book provides insight into the surprisingly complex history behind the relationship from a variety of geographical regions. Includes contributions from Rob Linrothe, Karl Debreczeny, Elliot Sperling, Paul Nietupski, Carmen Meinert, Gray Tuttle, Zhihua Yao, Ester Bianchi, Fabienne Jagou, Abraham Zablocki, and Matthew Kapstein.