- Hardcover: 7 pages
- Publisher: New World Library (August 25, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1577314670
- ISBN-13: 978-1577314677
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 7.1 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #200,282 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tibetan Buddhist Altars: A Pop-Up Gallery of Traditional Art and Wisdom Hardcover – August 25, 2004
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The details, colors and engineering demonstrated in this little book are very faithful to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and each " page " contains the appropriate mantra for and description of the Shakyamuni Buddha, Avalokiteshvara ( the Buddha of Compassion, the Green Tara ( a powerful female deity ), Manjushri, and the Medicine Buddha ( aka Men-La ).
This book makes a wonderful gift for anyone with an interest in Tibetan Buddhism, or for anyone who appreciates beauty. Amazon's current price for this gem is a steal. Buy it and enjoy!
"Tibetan Buddhist Altars:A Pop-Up Gallery of Traditional Art and Wisdom" is a colorful and surprisingly reverent introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. The "portable altars" are to Shakyamuni Buddha (the historical Buddha),Padmapani Avalokiteshvara,Green Tara,Manjushri,and Medicine Buddha. The chants are written in Tibetan with English translations.The symbolism is explained. For western Buddhists who have passing familiarity with Tara, Avalokiteshvara (the Dalai Lama is considered an embodiment of him), and the various forms of the Buddha, this is helpful.
This is a wonderful introduction to Tibetan Buddhism for the beginner. It's high-quality and colorful. It's a SPIRITUAL pop-up book! (and there aren't many of those)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This arrrived in better condition than I expected! I will be using this as my travel altar, and look forward to many years of use!Published 18 months ago by C. Fatolitis
I love pop-up books and I especially appreciate cool ones for grown-ups. This book is very cool.Published on February 8, 2010 by DebL
Unfortunately, this lovely book of pop-up altars is now out of print. The art is very traditional Tibetan Buddhist, and this book serves as a nice addition to a practitioner's... Read morePublished on May 19, 2009 by M. Forbes
A beautiful book in it's own right but with a use. The alters can go anywhere with you and brighten your life and bring support when meditating. Read morePublished on February 8, 2008 by Julieamex
This is "just fine" for taking on the road. A lovely 3D series of altars that can be very easily packed and opened wherever and whenever.Published on August 28, 2007 by L. Patton
Awsome artwork and creative folding and cutting make beautiful pictures on each and every page of this imaginative creation.Published on March 23, 2007 by Movement Magic