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Symbols of Tibetan Buddhist Art

by Sangharakshita

Every aspect of traditional Tibetan life is infused with religious significance, not least Tibetan architecture and iconographical painting, the topics of this lecture.

Talk given in 1968.

This talk is part of the series An Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.

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1. Introduction (4:30) 
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2. The blend of Indian and Chinese elements (6:44) 
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3. Tibetan religious architecture and colour sense (11:32) 
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4. Commissioning a Tibetan painting (6:24) 
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5. Tibetan art as religious art (4:29) 
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6. Symbols as correspondences (4:24) 
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7. The stupa (7:53) 
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8. The three-storeyed temple (7:38) 
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9. Colour in thangkas (7:04) 
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10. Ignorance defied by wrath (3:16) 
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11. Avalokiteshvara and Green Tara; conclusion (5:24) 


Total running time: 1:09:18

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