THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TIBETAN SYMBOLS AND MOTIFS by Robert Beer
This study of the sacred art of Tibet is the result of eight years of meticulous brush drawing, and a lifetime spent researching and reflecting upon the inner and often hidden meanings and origins encapsulated in this most complex of iconographical traditions. Several thousand individual drawings arranged as a series of 169 plates illustrate the many variations in style and individual expression of these ritual objects. The text interweaves the origins, meanings and functions of these symbols, derived from India, Tibet and China, into a comprehensive tapesty within a Buddhist conceptual framework.
ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BUDDHIST WISDOM by Gill Farrer-Halls
A Complete Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Buddhism
- The life story of Prince Siddhartha
- Beliefs and philosophies of Buddhism
- Inspiring quotations from famous teachers
- How to meditate in the Theravada, Zen, and Tibetan traditions.
Capturing the profound nature of the Buddhist path, yet clearly and simply explained, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Buddhist Wisdom offers an overview of this ancient spiritual tradition.
THE SHAMBHALA DICTIONARY OF BUDDHISM AND ZEN by Ingrid Fischer-Schreibe, Franz-Karl Ehrhart, Michael Diener, trans. by Michael Kohn
With over fifteen hundred entries and forty-six illustrations, The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen is the most complete compact reference work of its kind available in the English Language. it is designed not only for students and meditators but also as a tool to help familiarize all readers with buddhist terms and concepts - such as chakra, karma, koan, nirvana, and tantra - that are encountered with increasing regularity in the literature of a wide range of fields today. The lives and teachings of important philosophers and meditation masters, the variety of practices, the basic texts and scriptures, and the range of sects and schools of thought are among the subjects covered.