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36 measurements of Tibetan Buddhism figures

This 18th-century essay drawing is similar in content to the photographic measurements. The so-called “image measurement” is the scale of the ’s human and the scale of the figure. This may be a reference guide for the of Buddha statues in or in the 18th century. It contains 36 detailed and the text is in . The representation of the figure is not fabricated out of thin . .

Lion Faced Dakini – Singhamukha Yogini

Lion-faced is a secret form of also has a relationship to Troma and the practice of . She is appropriate for clearing obstacles of the most pervasive and malignant kind and cutting through the “” of . This practice has been important in since the of . PeGyal Lingpa received this revelation directly from , appearing in a red-black form, instead of the more common dark .

Tibetan medicine – Elements, Energies, and Diagnosis

is a science, , and that provides a holistic approach to care. It is a science because its principles are enumerated in a systematic and logical framework based on an understanding of the and its relationship to the environment. It is an art because it uses diagnostic based on the creativity, insight, subtlety, and of the medical practitioner. And it is a philosophy because it embraces the .

The Lineage Tree – visualization of Refuge Tree

has such a unifying symbol, known variously as a Refuge assembly, Field of Merit, or . It is known as a Refuge assembly because it is a visualized gathering of figures representing the three Refuges. It is known as a Field of Merit because by visualizing a great array of figures and then making to them, and by performing other skillful actions, such as committing oneself to  .

The Dark Armies of the Dharma

, the Lord of , gazes out across the world, his white radiance soothing the of living beings. With one pair of hands, he clasps to his heart the wish-fulfilling gem of his to eradicate the world’s pain. In his upper left hand, he holds of spiritual receptivity, the to leave the mud of and reach up toward the of true . Above his head, we sense .

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 .

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 .

Shading, Colouring and Grading of Thangkas and Mandalas

Another main step is to apply washes for and gradual transitions of tone. Shading is called  in which is one of the special feature of . Shading is an important feature of , taking up a large portion of the , and is done very carefully and precisely. Shading in this context does not mean the treatment of light and within the whole , for the distribution of light and .

Techiques of Paint Preparation and Application in Tibetan Art

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 .
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