A new book on the beauty and meaning of thangka painting in English and Chinese
The Art of Thangka: A Himalayan Spiritual Legacy, is a large coffee-table book on a rare collection of Tibetan Buddhist thangka paintings from Nepal and Bhutan. Most of the paintings in the book were selected from a renowned Nepali thangka painting studio in Kathmandu. A detailed description and the meaning of each and every deity accompany each painting. There is an introduction by His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche on the profound essence of thangka painting and how the presence of thangkas can beautify one’s home and enhance one’s spiritual life. The text is punctuated with inspiring and insightful teachings from Rinpoche.