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by Lobsang P. Lhalungpa,Dalai Lama


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Lobsang P. Lhalungpa was born in Lhasa in 1924 and passed through the disciplines of the major branches of Tibetan . Assigned to India at the time the Chinese took over Tibet in the 1950's, he has since lived in India and the West.

Lobsang P. Lhalungpa was born in Lhasa in 1924 and passed through the disciplines of the major branches of Tibetan Buddhism under many of its greatest masters. His life has drawn him into all aspects of the effort to maintain the Tibetan tradition by bringing it into relationship to Western needs

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Start by marking Tibet: The Sacred Realm, Photographs 1880-1950 as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Vivid photographs of life in Tibet are accompanied by a discussion of the culture and Buddhist traditions of the region. I would say that I got this book used, so the price really helped my appreciating of owning the book.

Vivid photographs of life in Tibet are accompanied by a discussion of the culture and Buddhist traditions of the region. ISBN13: 9780893811211. Release Date: October 1997.

Tibet: The Sacred Realm brings together for the first time a selection of more than 140 of these rare photographs, taken from 1880 to 1950 by more than twenty intrepid adventurers, naturalists, explorers, scientists, and missionaries, who were among the very few in the West to travel to Tibet.

Chronicle by Lobsang P. Lhalungpa. Philadelpia Museum of Art/Aperture 1983

Chronicle by Lobsang P. Philadelpia Museum of Art/Aperture 1983. This is indeed a thoughful, wise and much needed publication for which we must thank Lobsang P. Lhalung-pa, the erstwhile monk official and currently the leading Tibetan scholar settled in the West. For several years prior to this publication and for the years thereafter, Lhalungpa has been quite busy with decipherment and accurate reproduction of a number of little noiced but substantial literary sources on Dharma and Tantra in Tibetan tradition.

as exquisite pure photography of landscape, portrait, and street. The cultural situation that the exhibition both arises from and participates in is complex. In the early centuries . Tibet was a primitive culture in the arc of nomadic herding cultures extending from Africa to Siberia, and had closest affinities with Central Asian groups.

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These rare, vintage photographs and silver prints of the sacred realm, on loan from major museums, archives .

These rare, vintage photographs and silver prints of the sacred realm, on loan from major museums, archives, and private collections throughout the world, are exemplary of photography as a fine art. The photographs are supplemented by a group of tankas (religious paintings mounted on brocade), sculptures, and ritual objects from the Museum's collection. The exhibition was organized by Michael E. Hoffman, Advisor to the Stieglitz Center, with Martha Chahroudi, Assistant Curator.

Tibet: The Sacred Realm, Photographs 1880-1950. by Lobsang P. ISBN 9780893811211 (978-0-89381-121-1) Softcover, Aperture, 1997. Find signed collectible books: 'Tibet: The Sacred Realm, Photographs 1880-1950'.

Ever since the first European travelers reached Tibet six centuries ago, Westerners have been fascinated and tantalized by tales of that legendary, remote mountain civilization. Today, Tibet's peaceful, integrated way of life; deeply felt Buddhist tradition; and its culture rich in art, architecture, dance and music have all but disappeared, gradually replaced by the trappings of life introduced since the Chinese take-over of the 1950's. Most of the 3,000 monasteries and temples that once dotted the Tibetan countryside have been destroyed or converted into museums. Only in a few scattered émigré communities, in the treasures hastily smuggled out by 100,000 refugees who fled Tibet in 1959, and in a handful of photographs, is the old Tibet remembered and preserved.Tibet: The Sacred Realm brings together for the first time a selection of more than 140 of these rare photographs, taken from 1880 to 1950 by more than twenty intrepid adventurers, naturalists, explorers, scientists, and missionaries, who were among the very few in the West to travel in Tibet. In this valuable visual record the forward-looking thirteenth Dalai Lama sits in exile in India surrounded by his high officials; one of Tibet's wealthiest families poses in their Western-style dining room; the artificial lake of Lhasa reflects the imposing gilded roofs of the Potala Palace; Buddhist monks perform sacred dances in ornate animal masks; pilgrims circumambulate the holy city; and monks and sheepskin-bundled nomads gather on the vast northern plains to listen for the first time to a visitor's gramaphone.Selected from the collections of twenty-three institutions' archives and private source in Europe and the United States, the photographs represent the finest work of the explorer-photographers Alexandra David-Néel, Brooke Dolan, George Taylor, Ilya Tolstoy, and Claude White, among others, including the Tibetan photographer Sonam Wangfel Laden-La. Facing inclement weather, the threats of bandits, the objections of the lamas, and countless other hardships, these photographers still managed to distill the essence of Tibet's mystery and fascination.Recalling his early years in Tibet, Buddhist scholar, translator, and son of the former chief state oracle of Tibet, Lobsang P. Lhalungpa adds another dimension to the story revealed in the photographs. He shares his recollections of a boyhood in Lhasa, his training under the most revered Tibetan lamas, his life as a monk official in the Dalai Lama's government, and his sorrowful departure from his native land: "I mounted my favorite gelding, which had been saddled with its finest saddle cover. As I bent down to tuck the folds of my clothes under one leg, my round, fur-and-brocade-trimmed hat slipped off my head and fell to the ground. I remember feeling instant apprehension. Was this a sign that I would never see Lhas again?"As the technological age threatens to swallow, one by one, the unique civilizations of the world, the lessons to be learned from the age-old traditions of Tibet become all the more valuable. Tibet's past, illuminated here by glimpses of special vision, offers profound spiritual insight and a majestic feast for the eye.The photographs are introduced by a preface by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Comments: (4)

The Sinners from Mitar
Really great old photos from bygone days of Tibet. A lot of them aren't very in focus, but that is to be expected.
Ueledavi
great
Doukree
I adored the book. Very conserved. I recommend.
Dolid
The book, "Tibet, the Sacred Realm", is a visual delight. It presents us with rare photographs from 1880 to 1950 Tibet, when this exceptional culture began to disappear before the indifferent eyes of the world. I personally became enthralled by Tibet through the 1950's Television program by Lowell Thomas, who pleaded, without much response, for the salvation of this special part of our planet.
After I purchased this volume I realized that what was before me was a rare compendium of images that silently stood as a testament to a vanished way of life. These photos show us a Tibet long gone,with now destroyed lamasaries, yogis and high lamas. Contributors to this book read like a who's who of Tibetan Explorers.
Without a moments hesitation I highly recommend this little jewel of a book to all lovers of Tibet and its culture. One need not be a Tibetan Buddhist to realize the tremendous loss the world has experienced with the artfully contrived destruction of a truly sacred realm. Our sad planet will never see its like again. So much the pity for all humanity.
Tibet: The Sacred Realm, Photographs 1880-1950 download epub
Photography & Video
Author: Lobsang P. Lhalungpa,Dalai Lama
ISBN: 0893811092
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Photography & Video
Language: English
Publisher: Aperture; Reissue edition (December 1, 1990)
Pages: 159 pages