"A concise introduction to the fundamental points of tantric Buddhism as practiced in the Tibetan traditions."—The Mirror
"A clear and straightforward guide to the inner world of this sacred art."—Napra Trade Journal
"Besides the thirty-two full-color plates of images from Shakyamuni Buddha to Amitabha, there are also thirteen line drawings of arahats, great mahasiddhas, and pioneers of Tibetan Buddhism such as Tilopa, Atisha, and Tsongkhapa. The texts are well-written and describe the symbolic self-transformation and expressions of enlightenment depicted. . . . An excellent text for students, scholars, and practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism."—Eastern Horizon --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
Images of Enlightenment answers the need for a clear and straight-forward guide to the inner world of Tibetan Buddhist sacred art. Focusing on some of its most important and representative images, this richly illustrated book introduces the reader to the tradition of spiritual self-transformation embodied by these depictions of enlightened energy through clear iconographic representations and descriptions.
"Stands out for the way in which depictions of Buddhist deities are grounded in concise yet detailed descriptions of the meditative practices in which those images would be used. Indeed, this is a potent introduction to Tibetan Buddhism."--Dan Cozort, Dickinson College
"...a concise introduction to the fundamental points of tantric Buddhism as practiced in the Tibetan traditions."--The Mirror
"A clear and straight-forward guide to the inner world of this sacred art."--NAPRA Trade Journal --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.