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The Art of Awakening

The Art of Awakening

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Secondary Title: A User’s Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Art and Practice

Description: The sacred arts play an essential, intrinsic role in Tibetan Buddhist practice. Here, one of the great practitioners and master artists of our time presents a guide to the Tibetan Buddhist path, from preliminary practices through enlightenment, from the artist's perspective. With profound wisdom, he shows how visual representations of the sacred in paintings, sculptures, mandalas, and stupas can be an essential support to practice throughout the path. This work, based on the author's landmark Tibetan text, The Path to Liberation, includes basic Buddhist teachings and practices, clearly pointing out the relevance of these for both the sacred artist and the practitioner, along with an overview of the history and iconography of Buddhist art.

This work is based on ‘The Path to Liberation’ by Konchog Lhadrepa, published in Tibetan by Shechen Publications in 2005.

Author: Konchog Lhadrepa & Charlotte Davis

Introduction: Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche

Illustrator: Konchog Lhadrepa

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications

Style: Paperback

Edition Print: 2017 First Edition

ISBN: 9781611803877

Pages: 496

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