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The unique characteristics of Karma and the Karma chakra

is totally terminology and Buddhist practice. Today the word has been picked up everywhere, even in the dictionaries, but it is totally Buddhist. The Nature of life In particular, what we consider to be pleasure in life, for example having a companion or building a family, some way or another brings a lot of pain, too. Every one of us seeks , so we look for a companion, thinking that companionship will .

The Nuances of Karma

The word ‘’ sounds very romantic, because it is and people don’t know exactly what it means. To me, karma is some kind of law, which governs the things that are happening in our and within our lives. What is taking place has definitely not been created by anybody other than ourselves, yet, when we start experiencing the result, we have no control over it. Points to think about in Relation .

Sacred Tibetan Tantric Yoga

The learning and practice is not like the regular practiced in the West. It is a of and exercise of the purely based on , a tantric tradition of Pundit and . It removes the negative omens from the channels and by physical positions and movements which harmonize wind and mind. The yoga practice helps stimulate the channels and , and .

Determining the Quality of Tibetan Thangkas

There are three general skill levels of painters are hobbyist, professionals, and .  You can find out  the skill of the by looking closely at the lines, such as those used to make waves, clouds, and the faces of people, , , and . The finer and clearer the lines, the greater the skill involved. A thangka painted by a master will cost more than one painted by a professional. The student .

The origin of the Graphic Arts of Buddhism

 is the artistic implementations  that are perused by  . It includes media which idolize  , and other of remarkable figures, both and mythical. Buddhist art explains the scenes from  the lives of all of the  and other graphic that helps to practice as well as physical objects connected with Buddhist practice, such as ,  and  . Buddhist art originated on the  following the historical life of , 6th to 5th century .

Sketching – The power of Tibetan paintings

is the major in creating the . Sketching involved several steps, the first of which was to lay down the main lines of orientation. Most important was the central vertical axis, for this would be the exact center of the around which the would plan the rest of the . The vertical axis usually marked the center of the , and it was in relation to this line that .
Preparation and Application in Tibetan Art

Techiques of Paint Preparation and Application in Tibetan Art

After cleaning the pigment it had only to be mixed with the to become paint. For blending a pigment and binder you can simply mix it. Paint preparation can take a full day to prepare the five primary colors. Traditionally, the materials included a variety of mineral and vegetable substances minerals, precious stones, bark, leaves, flowers (especially the rock rose), gold, silver, copper, etc. Each had to be collected from its source in different .
The Sacred Composition of Colors in Tibetan  Art

The Sacred Composition of Colors in Tibetan  Art

The painter’s palette consisted mainly of paints derived from the mineral . also made some of their paints by mixing the pigments with organic dyes and lakes such as indigo and lac dye. Important of this type included the blending of each of these two dyes with white. But since the dyes and lakes were mainly used during the and outlining stages that followed the initial application of .

Final Touch and Finishing Details In a Traditional Thangka Paintings

Facial Features The last main step involving the application of colours was the rendering of the faces of the . This was in effect the final stage of outlining, and sometimes a painter would step in at this point and complete the of his student. Of all the finishing details, the facial features demanded the most attention, and among these it was the eyes that received the greatest care. The painting .

Types of Brushes used in Tibetan Art – Construction and its maintenance

The brushes () used by our main informants consisted of a brush tip of fine animal hairs attached to the pointed tip of a characteristic type of wooden handle. Brushes constructed in this manner contrast sharply with the Chinese style of paintbrush used throughout East . The latter was usually made by bundling the brush hairs together and inserting them as a plug into a hollow-ended handle. Although many were familiar with .