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Entries for month: February 2013

Brahmanarupa Mahakala Masterworks - Added

February 23, 2013 ·

A gallery for Brahmanarupa Mahakala has been added to the Masterworks Page.

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Bhurkumkuta Masterworks - Added

February 23, 2013 ·

A gallery for Bhurkumkuta has been added to the Masterworks Page.

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Akshobhya Buddha Masterworks - Added

February 23, 2013 ·

A gallery for Akshobhya Buddha has been added to the Masterworks Page.

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Colours in Himalayan Style Art - Iconography

February 22, 2013 ·

The Five Topics on Colour with regard to Iconography are: the [1] Four Ground Colours, the [2] Four Activities, the [3] Five Buddha Families, the [4] Four Directions & Quadrants of a Mandala and the [5] Multiple Faces of Deities & colour schemata. (A work in progress).

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Multiple Face Deities, How Many & Who?

February 22, 2013 ·

Multiple Faces: The majority of Buddhist Tantric deities only have a single face. Even deities that are commonly known for having multiple faces will most often have a simple form of the deity with only a single face, two arms, two legs and the like. However, many of these deities have a number of different forms which include peaceful appearances, wrathful appearances and multiple faces. (This is a work in progress).

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Refuge Field Paintings - Vertical Lineage

February 22, 2013 ·

Vertical Lineage: The line of lineage teachers is typically central to a Field of Accumulation painting regardless of tradition. In the text commentaries describing the visualizations and practices the teachers are typically placed either on a flat plane surrounding around a central figure or stacked vertically above the head of the central figure - Vajradhara or Shakyamuni Buddha. Regardless of how the lineage is described in texts, it is very rarely seen or depicted the same way in painting. The three images below each depict a very rare artistic rendering of a vertical lineage of teachers, the figures appearing as if stacked one above the head of another.

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Tricycle Blog Posts - Subject List of Topics

February 21, 2013 ·

A page has been created on the HAR website to organize and list all of the HAR blog submissions to Tricycle Magazine in both chronological and subject order. A list of the posts can also be found by doing a search on the Tricycle website.

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Testimonial Page on HAR - Updated

February 20, 2013 ·

The HAR website Testimonials Page has been updated with a submission by Robert Mayer, University Research Lecturer in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, The Oriental Institute, Oxford University.

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Colours: Deities That Are White

February 19, 2013 ·

The colour white represents Peaceful Activities, compassion, purification and purity. White is the second most common deity colour in Tantric iconography after blue-black.

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Colours: Deities That Are Blue-Black

February 19, 2013 ·

In Tantric literature the colour black, or blue-black, along with black coloured deities, represents Wrathful Activities, protection & a fierce resolve of purpose.

 

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