The Second Buddha Master of Time

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Title:The Second Buddha Master of Time



Editor:Rachel Seligman
Elena Pakoutova


Publish Year:2018

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Buddhism | Coffee Table Books


Remarks:Colour Photographs, Appendices, Checklist, Selected Bibliography, Glossary and Index.


Size:260 x 305 mm


Price:USD 70.55

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  • This book explores the iconography of Padmasambhava, a famous and timeless figure in Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhist cultures.

    Padmasambhava, a legendary Buddhist master believed to be instrumental in bringing Buddhism to Tibet, is often known as "The Second Buddha." According to popular legend, Padmasambhava miraculously appeared as a boy in a lotus blossom floating on a lake.

    The Second Buddha: Master of Time explores visual expressions of Padmasambhava's legends in sculptures, textiles, paintings, illuminated manuscripts, and a portable shrine that date from the 13th to the 19th century. Essays present new scholarship on Padmasambhava and show a central and multidimensional character with an enduring place in Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhist cultures.

    Book features :

    • Topic: The book explores the importance of Padmasambhava, the legendary Indian Buddhist master who is believed to have brought Buddhism to Tibet.
    • Illustrations: The book features 90 colour illustrations of sculptures, scroll paintings (thangkas), textiles, manuscripts, and shrines.
    • Essays: The book features brand new scholarship on this important figure in Tibetan Buddhism.


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