Entries Tagged as Calendars

Wisdom Publications: Tibetan Art Calendar 2010

December 21, 2009 ·

Wisdom 2010The new Wisdom Calendar for 2010 is available from Wisdom Publications. They have not yet been added to the HAR database. This will happen in the next few days. All of the paintings in this years calendar are from a private collection in Europe. Included in the calendar are some excellent examples of interesting iconography and a variety of painting styles. Two of the highlights in this years calendar are a Drigung Kagyu Field of Accumulation (Refuge Field) and Rudrachakrin the last King of Shambhala.


Iconographic Subjects in the 2010 Calendar:

Cover: Manjushri Riding a Lion
January: Wheel of Life from Mongolia
February: Drigung Field of Accumulation (Refuge Feild)
March: Tsongkapa appearing from the Tushita Heaven
April: Amitabha Buddha in the Sukhavati Heaven
May: Chakrasamvara Retinue Figure
June: Vajravarahi Mandala
July: Padmasambhava as Loden Chogse
August: Dralha with Eight Horsemen
September: Vajradhara with Lineage Teachers
October: The Thirty-five Confession Buddhas
November: Rudrachakrin, the Last King of Shambhala
December: Chakrasamvara Mandala

See the Wisdom Calendar Page on HAR

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Wisdom Calendar 2009

November 19, 2008 ·

The new Wisdom Calendar for 2009 is available from Wisdom Publications. We have listed the subject name for each of the paintings on the HAR Wisdom Calendar Page. They are not yet added to the database. This will happen in the next few days. All of the paintings represented are from the Guimet Museum Collection, Paris, France. There are some excellent examples of late Guge style painting as well as unique iconographic forms such as the Guru Dragpo Heruka painting.

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Resource Tools, Calendars & Number Sets

November 15, 2008 ·

The outline page for Resource Tools has been updated with new links and new sections. The Tibetan Language Section now has a Wylie Transliteration link. The Calendars Section has a Chinese Dynasty Guide and two new resources for the Tibetan Lunar Calendar: 1) Holy Days, and 2) Anniversaries. There are still more dates to add to both of these pages. The problem is in tracking down the dates and then having them confirmed. So far there are no Bon, Hindu or Newar Buddhist date entries.

The Lists Section of Resource Tools is new and has two updated items. The first, Iconography Source Texts & Examples, is only new to this outline page. The second item is an expanded and updated version of the Number Sets & Lists. Previously it had been embedded in the Index Page under the letter 'N.' It became too large for the Index and now has a dedicated page.

To accompany the new Tibetan Lunar Calendar Pages an Astrology Art Outline was created. For many of these new Outline Pages and resources numerous 'thematic set' pages were also created in the HAR database in order to contextualize the related images and subjects: for example the Sidpaho Protection Charts for the Astology Outline, The Three Small Red Ones for the Number Sets & Lists, and List of Lamdre Lineage Teachers for the Lamdre Lineage Art Sets Outline, and many, many more.

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