|tea room in Zuihō-in | a sub-temple of Daitokuji Monastery [ a Rinzai Buddhist Monastery complex founded in 1319 ] | room dates from the 16th C | Kyoto, Japan|
|Iconometry of the buddha body of emmanation according to the Tantra of the Emergence of Cakrasaṃvara (scale :120 sor)|
|Iconometry of the standing bodhisattva Mahākāruṇika|
|Iconometry of Vajrabhairava|
|Iconometry of the wrathful Cakrasaṃvara (scale: 125 sor)|
|All images from The Treasury of Knowledge : Indo-Tibetan Classical Learning & Buddhist Phenomenology by Jamgön Kongtrul|
A row of Guge stupas near Tholing, in the tenth-century Kashmir-informed style, 2009 D [ Bendak//Peter van Ham ]
Temple room in Dungkar Cave 1, one of four caves that were residences of the Guge dynasty beginning in the twelfth century [ M. Beck/Peter van Ham ]
Peter van Ham’s Guge: Ages of Gold. The West Tibetan Masterpieces has just been published by Hirmer Verlag.
See also this very nice article.
|Please join us in celebrating the fifth birthday of His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu’s Yangsi, Migyur Dechen Garwang Zilnon Dorje, on January 7. On this joyous occasion, we will hold a Grand Rigdzin Dupa Tsok Offering and prayers for His Holiness’ long life, followed by a dinner party in the evening featuring traditional food, performances, a DJ and dancing!
To help fulfill His Holiness’ aspiration of establishing a Palyul Dharma Center in New York City, the donation for the dinner party in the evening will be $35 per person, which will go towards the purchase of a new space for the Center. Thanks to everyone’s kind and dedicated support, we are much closer to reaching this goal – please come and join this effort so we may soon bring His Holiness’ vision to life.