The Circle of Bliss: Buddhist Meditational Art

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Serindia Publications, Inc., 2003 - Art - 560 pages
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Published in conjunction with a 2003 exhibition co-organized by the Columbus Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, this hefty, oversize (10x13 catalogue features approximately 160 powerful masterpieces of Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan, Chinese, and Mongolian art produced over the pa
  

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This book does a beautiful job at explaining the Buddhist philosophy, theory and religious practices behind the beautiful artwork. John wrote a fantastic book with amazing photographs. This book is one of my favorite possessions. Read full review

Contents

Directors Statement
9
Authors and Contributors
15
It Is Possible To Attain Enlightenment
56
Environment of Meditative Transformation
66
Primordial Teachers
80
Enlightenment Symbolized
90
The Perfection of Wisdom
119
The Great Masters and Selecting a Teacher
133
Ritual Implements
344
VajravarahiVajrayogini
373
Exoteric Forms of Vajravarahi
409
Related Esoteric Tantras
422
Namasangiti Tantra
428
Mahottama Tantra
449
Vajrabhatrava Tantra
468
Katachakra Tantra
475

Commitment to a Buddhist Life
167
The Vow of a Being Destined for Enlightenment
176
Meditations on Vajrasattva
208
The Subtle Body of Kundalini Yoga
230
ChakrasamvaraVajravarahi
236
Exoteric and Benefactory Forms of Chakrasamvara
327
Traditional Benefactors
491
Appendices
511
Glossary
519
Bibliography
541
Photo and Staff Credits
549
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Susan L. Huntington is Associate Professor of the History of Art at Ohio State University. A recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, she is also author of "The "Pala-Sena" Schools of Sculpture" (Leiden, 1983).John C. Huntington is Professor of the History of Art at the Ohio State University and a recipient of that institution's Distinguished Research Award for his studies on Buddhist art. Highly respected in their fields, both Susan and John Huntington have published widely on various aspects of Asian art.

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