The Dalai Lama's Secret Temple

The Dalai Lama's Secret Temple

Tantric Wall Paintings From Tibet : With 188 Illustrations, 150 in Colour

Book - 2011
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On a willow-covered island in a sacred pond behind Tibet’s Potala Palace is a pagoda-roofed temple that was built in the eighteenth century. Unknown artists created a series of mysterious paintings on the walls of the temple’s private chapel, and these masterpieces of Tibetan art are reproduced in this extraordinary publication.The chapel was reserved exclusively for the Dalai Lamas as a place of meditation and spiritual retreat, and for centuries the murals guided them in mystical contemplation.At the heart of the book are 150 color photographs of the murals and their temple by Thomas Laird. Ian Baker’s text places these remarkable works within their historical and cultural perspective and is augmented by accounts from other Tibetan sources. A special feature of the book is an introduction and quotations by Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.
The chapel was reserved exclusively for the Dalai Lamas as a place of meditation and spiritual retreat, and for centuries the murals guided them in mystical contemplation.

Publisher: [London] : Thames & Hudson, 2011
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780500289617
0500289611
Branch Call Number: 751.73095 B173d 2011
Characteristics: 216 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Laird, Thomas 1953-

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