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Second Buddha Master of Time, The

Editors:
Pakhoutova, Elena
Seligman, Rachel
Bogin, Benjamin
Doney, Lewis
Hirshberg, Daniel

ISBN:
978 3 7913 5753 9
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
200
List price(s):
49.95 USD
39.99 GBP

Publication date:
2 April 2018

Short description: 

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

Full description: 

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 Padmasanbhava'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.

Biography: 

ELENA PAKHOUTOVA is Curator of Himalayan Art at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York.

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