ISBN 9781844833214,Treasures of Buddha: The Glories of Sacred Asia

Treasures of Buddha: The Glories of Sacred Asia



Duncan Baird Publishers

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9781844833214

ISBN-10 1844833216

Hard Back

Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)

Religion: general

Treasures of the Buddha takes us on a thrilling tour of this wealth. Full-color photos reveal both the fine details of Buddhist art-from intricate illuminated manuscripts and devotional paintings to some of the most majectic temples and monasteries ever built-and the broad sweep of is spraed, from Buddhism's birthplace in northern India to the lands where it took root among the people and kingdoms of Asia. In-depth, illuminating texts opens a window into the Buddhist civilization of Tibet and Nepal, Burma and Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia. Special features focus closely on particular sites or works, such as Japanese gardens, mandala art, and the sacred temple and grotto at Pulguksa in Korea. And insightful explanations of Buddhism's history, symbolism, and teachings-the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, the Middle Way-ground the gorgeous images in real, specific meaning. Alice with essential qualities of wisdom and compassion, beauty and mystery, Treasures of Buddha of celebrates a truly magnificent contribution to the cultural and spiritual heritage Humanity.