The Dalai Lama's Secret Temple

The Dalai Lama s Secret Temple 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

  • Title: The Dalai Lama's Secret Temple
  • Author: Ian A. Baker Thomas Laird Dalai Lama XIV
  • ISBN: 9780500289617
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 DOn 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.

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    1. This book reveals the secret wall paintings inside the Dalai Lama's secret meditation chamber in Tibet's Potala Palace - paintings never before seen outside of inner Tibetan Buddhist practice. Long kept secret, the Dalai Lama indicates that he believes it is now time to release these images to the world with the hope that they will speed the enlightenment of all serious practitioners. The paintings printed and explained in the book are no less than revelatory to anyone who has studied the Tibeta [...]

    2. Just like the Caves of Elephanta, Ian Baker decodes one of the worlds most enchanting places. A place where only the most enlightened of Tibetan Buddhist monks would be allowed to visit.

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