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The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols Robert Beer

The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols

Robert Beer

Published December 22nd 2015
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Kindle Edition
256 pages
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TheHandbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbolsisa portal into the rich, multifaceted, and profound symbolism of Tibetan sacredart. Robert Beer provides a deep and encompassing insight into the vast arrayof symbols and attributes that appear within theMoreTheHandbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbolsisa portal into the rich, multifaceted, and profound symbolism of Tibetan sacredart. Robert Beer provides a deep and encompassing insight into the vast arrayof symbols and attributes that appear within the complex iconography of TibetanBuddhism. The succinct descriptions that accompany his detailed line drawingsreveal the origins, meanings, and functions of these symbols. Beer unravels themultiple layers of symbolism and meaning contained within the iconography,affording the reader a panoramic vision into the deeper dimensions of thissacred art.Drawnlargely from Beers monumental workTheEncyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs,the meticulous brush drawings in this book depict all of the major Buddhistsymbols and motifs, including the various groups of auspicious symbols-cosmological symbols- natural and mythical animals, such as the dragon,garuda,andmakara-the entire assembly of ritual tantric implements and weapons- magical andwrathful symbols- handheld emblems, attributes, and plants- esoteric Vajrayanaofferings- andmudras,or ritual hand gestures.