A Shrine for Tibet: The Alice S. Kandell Collection of by Marylin Rhie, Robert Thurman, John Bigelow Taylor

By Marylin Rhie, Robert Thurman, John Bigelow Taylor

Tibetan Buddhists see the area in realities, of relative and absolute: the relative global is skilled as both the standard global of samsaric anguish or the extreme nation of common bliss and fulfillment.

these enlightened comprehend their crucial oneness with the universe and suppose the relaxation of a happy connection to every thing. A Shrine for Tibet is a superbly illustrated social gathering of this philosophy via Alice Kandell's marvelous number of paintings from the fifteenth Century Ganden Renaissance throughout to the seventeenth Century construction of the Potala Palace, and into the 18th and nineteenth Centuries, the place Mongolian and Manchu Qing Buddhist paintings bloomed within the Tibetan culture.

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Lablllellgsi l BClling, 1989, fig. 66 Zanabazar was rhe First j etsiindamba Huruktu from the reincarnate lineage of Taranatha from the Jonang order in Tibet (Taranatha was the famous lama historian who died 011 a trip to Mongolia in 1635). Zanabazar was a great artist as well, especia ll y re,101Viled as an artist who created a singu lar style of Buddhist sculpture identified and celebrated nowada}'s as the "Zanabazar schooL" In 165 1, Za nabaza r traveled to Tibet and rook initiations from both the Fi ft h Dalai Lama at the Pmala and the Panchen Lama at Tashi Lhunpo.

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U1):. Ik'I,ng. 1989. Iig. 5JI Figs. 7 and 15. : as;) r:llh('r full but repelltive arrJ)' of mdlvlduallca\'l'S l11ll'd up the stJlk, a form that underwcnt some ('volution 11\ tile eighteenth century in Images from dlr t\mdo, G:ln~u, and l\ longolian areas in p:lrticlilar (for e,(:lmple, ~ce cJtalogue. No. 1- 15 ). The fierce rcpolls~c Vajrapani (:I popular figure in the Gelukpa paruheon) at the Shllul1 College (Fig. 24 ) can probably be dated to whl'11 tillS h,11I was founded in 1763. It has a raw feroclI), produced hy the COl1flll('IlCC of ('xaggcratcd proportion~ and a sprlllghoard cnerg)' 111 thr body.

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