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Collection of Norbulingka Institute

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The Norbulingka Institute, located near Dharamsala, India provides an environment and necessary resources to preserve and develop the Tibetan arts and literary tradition.

The paintings below are a complete set of Avadana stories. The one hundred and eight stories are based on the Leaves of the Heaven Tree a text composed by the Kashmiri poet Kshemendra (11th century). That text in turn is based on the Avadana stories from the Buddhist Pali canon of authoritative Buddhist scripture.

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Brooklyn Museum | Miscellaneous | Norbulingka Institute | Shechen Archives | Situ Panchen | Tibet House, India | Tibetan Painted Scrolls