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  • Here demonstrates an age old technique of transferring an image, especially a repeated pattern to an artwork. The same technique is used in many different cultures across the globe and has been for hundreds of years.
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A small bag containing chalk or charcoal dust, called a pounce, is used to knock and rub through the holes of a perforated design template, either of paper or velum, to leaving a dotted outline of a pattern guid to be painted in.
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A Mahl stick, known more commonly as a sign-writers stick, is used to lean on to support the hand at a suitable distance to wield the brush achieving freedom of movement, as well as to avoid brushing off the chalk dust - to loose the pattern with the hand while painting.
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I lernt this technique from my teacher in the Tibetan arts, Sherab Palden Beru, who told me that most Tibetan temple decoration and wall murals where constructed is this way. Indeed the same technique was employed by Michelangelo when he painted the ceiling of the Sistine chapel.
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#tibetanart #tibetanclouds #sherabpaldenberu #mahlstick #pouncebags #pouncebag #dharmaart
  • Here demonstrates an age old technique of transferring an image, especially a repeated pattern to an artwork. The same technique is used in many different cultures across the globe and has been for hundreds of years.
    .
    A small bag containing chalk or charcoal dust, called a pounce, is used to knock and rub through the holes of a perforated design template, either of paper or velum, to leaving a dotted outline of a pattern guid to be painted in.
    .
    A Mahl stick, known more commonly as a sign-writers stick, is used to lean on to support the hand at a suitable distance to wield the brush achieving freedom of movement, as well as to avoid brushing off the chalk dust - to loose the pattern with the hand while painting.
    .
    I lernt this technique from my teacher in the Tibetan arts, Sherab Palden Beru, who told me that most Tibetan temple decoration and wall murals where constructed is this way. Indeed the same technique was employed by Michelangelo when he painted the ceiling of the Sistine chapel.
    .
    #tibetanart #tibetanclouds #sherabpaldenberu #mahlstick #pouncebags #pouncebag #dharmaart
  • 398 24 14 hours ago
  • Photos don't do it justice. Fortunately, in just a few hours, you'll be able to see our newest exhibition up close in person.

The exhibition “Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism" features 60+ objects from the 8th to the 19th century, some never before seen in the U.S. In #FaithAndEmpire you’ll explore the tight relationship between religion & political rule throughout history in Asia.

Celebrate with free admission tonight from 6–10 P.M. Info at the link to our website in our bio.
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Hevajra (central detail); China; Ming dynasty, Yongle Period, ca. 1417–1423; silk embroidery; 81 x 131 cm; Pritzker Collection
  • Photos don't do it justice. Fortunately, in just a few hours, you'll be able to see our newest exhibition up close in person.

    The exhibition “Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism" features 60+ objects from the 8th to the 19th century, some never before seen in the U.S. In #FaithAndEmpire you’ll explore the tight relationship between religion & political rule throughout history in Asia.

    Celebrate with free admission tonight from 6–10 P.M. Info at the link to our website in our bio.
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    Hevajra (central detail); China; Ming dynasty, Yongle Period, ca. 1417–1423; silk embroidery; 81 x 131 cm; Pritzker Collection
  • 1,465 18 1 February, 2019

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  • Contemplative practice has its roots in the living traditions of the Himalayas. Join Tashi Chodron in the Museum Shrine Room tomorrow for a morning meditation session and conversation exploring the connections between Himalayan culture, art, and practice.

View all Rubin events via the link in our bio for more info.
  • Contemplative practice has its roots in the living traditions of the Himalayas. Join Tashi Chodron in the Museum Shrine Room tomorrow for a morning meditation session and conversation exploring the connections between Himalayan culture, art, and practice.

    View all Rubin events via the link in our bio for more info.
  • 505 4 15 February, 2019

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  • A highlight from our upcoming @AsiaWeekNY exhibition
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Nāroḍākinī, 14th century, Tibet, China, 18.6h × 12.7w × 8.8 d cm, Bronze alloy with mercuric gilding
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Nāroḍākinī is the name of the female tantric practictioner who appeared to the 11th century Mahasiddha, Nāropa, and revealed to him numerous teachings. .
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Her long hair is a mark of her accomplishment as a yogini, wherein she has "purified..the arterial network that carries the inner breath energy through the subtle yogic anatomy." Naropa is one of the most famous mahasiddhas. He features extensively in many transmission lineages. Particularly notable are the Six Yogas, all of which - as per Buddhist canon - can be attributed to Narodakini instead of Naropa.
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This bronze is very finely cast, with a supple and lithe form complementing Nāroḍākinī's delighted and enlightened gaze as she drinks blood from a skullcup (kapala). Her visible teeth accentuate the In her right hand, she holds a vajra chopper. Her smiling mouth is open, with teeth visible, in anticipation of drinking from the blood filled kapala.  Smiling with an open mouth reveals her teeth, and a third eye is present too. Her crown is adorned with skulls. .
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The many items of jewelry adorning her form are crafted in a Densatil style of the 14th century. Pendants, teardrop, square, and round, adorn the looping jewelry hanging from her waist and wrapping around her buttocks. The longer jeweled forms, running down the length of her two legs and straight down from her waist are provided with finials of gems supported by vegetal scrolls and stems. Her necklace of skulls drapes down to the middle of her thighs, delicately resting to the sides of her navel along the way.
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#Narodakini #NavinKumarGallery #Exhibition #Upcoming #NewYork #AsiaWeek #AsiaWeekNY #14century #Tibet #China #TibetanArt #Bronze #Alloy #Highlight #AsianArt #Collection #Jewelry #Tantric #Yogini #Mahasiddha #Naropa #Energy
  • A highlight from our upcoming @AsiaWeekNY exhibition
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    Nāroḍākinī, 14th century, Tibet, China, 18.6h × 12.7w × 8.8 d cm, Bronze alloy with mercuric gilding
    -
    Nāroḍākinī is the name of the female tantric practictioner who appeared to the 11th century Mahasiddha, Nāropa, and revealed to him numerous teachings. .
    -
    Her long hair is a mark of her accomplishment as a yogini, wherein she has "purified..the arterial network that carries the inner breath energy through the subtle yogic anatomy." Naropa is one of the most famous mahasiddhas. He features extensively in many transmission lineages. Particularly notable are the Six Yogas, all of which - as per Buddhist canon - can be attributed to Narodakini instead of Naropa.
    -
    This bronze is very finely cast, with a supple and lithe form complementing Nāroḍākinī's delighted and enlightened gaze as she drinks blood from a skullcup (kapala). Her visible teeth accentuate the In her right hand, she holds a vajra chopper. Her smiling mouth is open, with teeth visible, in anticipation of drinking from the blood filled kapala. Smiling with an open mouth reveals her teeth, and a third eye is present too. Her crown is adorned with skulls. .
    -
    The many items of jewelry adorning her form are crafted in a Densatil style of the 14th century. Pendants, teardrop, square, and round, adorn the looping jewelry hanging from her waist and wrapping around her buttocks. The longer jeweled forms, running down the length of her two legs and straight down from her waist are provided with finials of gems supported by vegetal scrolls and stems. Her necklace of skulls drapes down to the middle of her thighs, delicately resting to the sides of her navel along the way.
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    #Narodakini #NavinKumarGallery #Exhibition #Upcoming #NewYork #AsiaWeek #AsiaWeekNY #14century #Tibet #China #TibetanArt #Bronze #Alloy #Highlight #AsianArt #Collection #Jewelry #Tantric #Yogini #Mahasiddha #Naropa #Energy
  • 4 0 17 minutes ago

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  • 🌹 "When we have developed our own inner purity, inner compassion, and inner love, we can then see the reflection of this purity and loving-kindness in others. But if we have not contacted these qualities within ourselves, we will see everyone as ugly and limited. For whatever we see every day in outer reality is actually nothing more than a projection of our own inner reality." ~ Lama Thubten Yeshe 🌹
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🌹 Grateful image credits to @thelandofsnows 🌹🙏🌹
  • 🌹 "When we have developed our own inner purity, inner compassion, and inner love, we can then see the reflection of this purity and loving-kindness in others. But if we have not contacted these qualities within ourselves, we will see everyone as ugly and limited. For whatever we see every day in outer reality is actually nothing more than a projection of our own inner reality." ~ Lama Thubten Yeshe 🌹
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    🌹 Grateful image credits to @thelandofsnows 🌹🙏🌹
  • 18 1 38 minutes ago

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  • 🌹 Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha 🌹
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🌹 Grateful image credits to @karmicprint 🌹🙏🌹
  • 🌹 Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha 🌹
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    🌹 Grateful image credits to @karmicprint 🌹🙏🌹
  • 28 1 46 minutes ago
  • 🌹 "We are not compelled to meditate by some outside agent, by other people, or by God. Rather, just as we are responsible for our own suffering, so are we solely responsible for our own cure. We have created the situation in which we find ourselves, and it is up to us to create the circumstances for our release. Therefore, as suffering permeates our life, we have to do something in addition to our regular daily routine. This “something” is spiritual practice or, in other words, meditation." ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche 🌹
• 🌹 Grateful image credits to @g0t_mar 🌹🙏🌹
  • 🌹 "We are not compelled to meditate by some outside agent, by other people, or by God. Rather, just as we are responsible for our own suffering, so are we solely responsible for our own cure. We have created the situation in which we find ourselves, and it is up to us to create the circumstances for our release. Therefore, as suffering permeates our life, we have to do something in addition to our regular daily routine. This “something” is spiritual practice or, in other words, meditation." ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche 🌹
    • 🌹 Grateful image credits to @g0t_mar 🌹🙏🌹
  • 13 2 54 minutes ago
  • Tsampa wooden box, Kalase village, Ladakh, India, early 20th century.

Tsampa boxes are present in every Tibetan house, all following similar designs and used to store tsampa, a Tibetan staple foodstuff made of roasted flour (usually barley). Tsampa constitutes a substantial part of the Tibetan diet and is also used during many Buddhist rituals (throwing pinches of tsampa in the air). Tsampa is also applied to relieve sore spots and to provide rapid energy boosts.

This box, with a symmetrical composition, has its original wood color attenuated by smoke and dust while its interior preserves a white patina derived from the storage of tsampa and indicating a long use.
  • Tsampa wooden box, Kalase village, Ladakh, India, early 20th century.

    Tsampa boxes are present in every Tibetan house, all following similar designs and used to store tsampa, a Tibetan staple foodstuff made of roasted flour (usually barley). Tsampa constitutes a substantial part of the Tibetan diet and is also used during many Buddhist rituals (throwing pinches of tsampa in the air). Tsampa is also applied to relieve sore spots and to provide rapid energy boosts.

    This box, with a symmetrical composition, has its original wood color attenuated by smoke and dust while its interior preserves a white patina derived from the storage of tsampa and indicating a long use.
  • 19 1 2 hours ago

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  • 🌹 "Those who hear this sutra, 
Those who cause others to hear it, 
Those who rejoice upon hearing 
And make offerings to it, 
For tens of millions of eons 
Shall be venerated by gods and nagas, 
Humans and kinnaras, 
Asuras and yakshas. 
For beings without merit, 
The store of their merit 
Will grow into a limitless, 
Incalculable, inconceivable mass. 
Fiercely they will be protected 
By buddhas in the ten directions; 
Likewise, also by bodhisattvas 
Engaged in the profound. 
Clad in clean garments, 
Wearing well-perfumed clothes, 
Possessing a mind firm with love, 
Without distraction, one should honor this sutra. 
Render the mind spotless, 
Put forth effort to make it expansive 
And intensely clear, 
Then listen to this sublime sutra. 
Those who listen to this sutra 
Will be acclaimed among humans, 
Attain an excellent human existence 
And live a life of comfort. 
Those into whose ears 
This sublime discourse is echoed, 
Will have merit roots refined 
And numerous buddhas will extol them." ~ The King of Glorious Sutras, the Sublime Golden Light 🌹 Golden Light Sutra 🌹🙏🌹
  • 🌹 "Those who hear this sutra,
    Those who cause others to hear it,
    Those who rejoice upon hearing
    And make offerings to it,
    For tens of millions of eons
    Shall be venerated by gods and nagas,
    Humans and kinnaras,
    Asuras and yakshas.
    For beings without merit,
    The store of their merit
    Will grow into a limitless,
    Incalculable, inconceivable mass.
    Fiercely they will be protected
    By buddhas in the ten directions;
    Likewise, also by bodhisattvas
    Engaged in the profound.
    Clad in clean garments,
    Wearing well-perfumed clothes,
    Possessing a mind firm with love,
    Without distraction, one should honor this sutra.
    Render the mind spotless,
    Put forth effort to make it expansive
    And intensely clear,
    Then listen to this sublime sutra.
    Those who listen to this sutra
    Will be acclaimed among humans,
    Attain an excellent human existence
    And live a life of comfort.
    Those into whose ears
    This sublime discourse is echoed,
    Will have merit roots refined
    And numerous buddhas will extol them." ~ The King of Glorious Sutras, the Sublime Golden Light 🌹 Golden Light Sutra 🌹🙏🌹
  • 39 3 3 hours ago
  • 🌹 "Now, the point is that, remember, the human consciousness, the human mind has a relative nature which is clean, clear energy and has the ability to reflect all existence. Therefore, if we contemplate on our own relative characteristic or consciousness, which is the clean clear energy, it automatically eliminates the concepts which make us irritated, trouble us. So, we say the human being is profound. I am sure that Lama Zopa explained the precious human rebirth. The reason it is precious is because it has profound potential, profound quality." ~ Lama Thubten Yeshe 🌹 .
🌹 Grateful image repost from @land.of.medicine.buddha 🌹🙏🌹 Lama Yeshe & Lama Zopa Rinpoche 🌹🙏🌹
  • 🌹 "Now, the point is that, remember, the human consciousness, the human mind has a relative nature which is clean, clear energy and has the ability to reflect all existence. Therefore, if we contemplate on our own relative characteristic or consciousness, which is the clean clear energy, it automatically eliminates the concepts which make us irritated, trouble us. So, we say the human being is profound. I am sure that Lama Zopa explained the precious human rebirth. The reason it is precious is because it has profound potential, profound quality." ~ Lama Thubten Yeshe 🌹 .
    🌹 Grateful image repost from @land.of.medicine.buddha 🌹🙏🌹 Lama Yeshe & Lama Zopa Rinpoche 🌹🙏🌹
  • 49 2 3 hours ago
  • 🌸 "When we say “Dharma,” Dharma is our consciousness, part of our mind. Dharma book is not Dharma. Dharma teacher is not necessarily Dharma. Dharma philosophy is not Dharma. Dharma doctrine is not Dharma. Dharma is the action of part of our wisdom energy which has the power to eliminate one thing in particular, the concepts of delusion. In other words, it becomes the antidote or solution to particular delusions and dissatisfaction. Then it is worthwhile; that is the reason the Dharma is worthwhile. That's the reason that we say Dharma is holy." ~ Lama Thubten Yeshe 🌸
  • 🌸 "When we say “Dharma,” Dharma is our consciousness, part of our mind. Dharma book is not Dharma. Dharma teacher is not necessarily Dharma. Dharma philosophy is not Dharma. Dharma doctrine is not Dharma. Dharma is the action of part of our wisdom energy which has the power to eliminate one thing in particular, the concepts of delusion. In other words, it becomes the antidote or solution to particular delusions and dissatisfaction. Then it is worthwhile; that is the reason the Dharma is worthwhile. That's the reason that we say Dharma is holy." ~ Lama Thubten Yeshe 🌸
  • 30 2 3 hours ago
  • 🌹 Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha 🌹 Grateful image repost from @ekabhumi_ellik 🌹🙏🌹
  • 🌹 Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha 🌹 Grateful image repost from @ekabhumi_ellik 🌹🙏🌹
  • 92 2 4 hours ago

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  • Here demonstrates an age old technique of transferring an image, especially a repeated pattern to an artwork. The same technique is used in many different cultures across the globe and has been for hundreds of years.
.
A small bag containing chalk or charcoal dust, called a pounce, is used to knock and rub through the holes of a perforated design template, either of paper or velum, to leaving a dotted outline of a pattern guid to be painted in.
. 
A Mahl stick, known more commonly as a sign-writers stick, is used to lean on to support the hand at a suitable distance to wield the brush achieving freedom of movement, as well as to avoid brushing off the chalk dust - to loose the pattern with the hand while painting.
.
I lernt this technique from my teacher in the Tibetan arts, Sherab Palden Beru, who told me that most Tibetan temple decoration and wall murals where constructed is this way. Indeed the same technique was employed by Michelangelo when he painted the ceiling of the Sistine chapel.
.
#tibetanart #tibetanclouds #sherabpaldenberu #mahlstick #pouncebags #pouncebag #dharmaart
  • Here demonstrates an age old technique of transferring an image, especially a repeated pattern to an artwork. The same technique is used in many different cultures across the globe and has been for hundreds of years.
    .
    A small bag containing chalk or charcoal dust, called a pounce, is used to knock and rub through the holes of a perforated design template, either of paper or velum, to leaving a dotted outline of a pattern guid to be painted in.
    .
    A Mahl stick, known more commonly as a sign-writers stick, is used to lean on to support the hand at a suitable distance to wield the brush achieving freedom of movement, as well as to avoid brushing off the chalk dust - to loose the pattern with the hand while painting.
    .
    I lernt this technique from my teacher in the Tibetan arts, Sherab Palden Beru, who told me that most Tibetan temple decoration and wall murals where constructed is this way. Indeed the same technique was employed by Michelangelo when he painted the ceiling of the Sistine chapel.
    .
    #tibetanart #tibetanclouds #sherabpaldenberu #mahlstick #pouncebags #pouncebag #dharmaart
  • 398 24 14 hours ago
  • #Repost @bob__thurman
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"The concept of a Great Feminine principle is common to many cultural and religious traditions as the generator and caretaker of life. The images of the Great Feminine vary from tradition to tradition, but the values and qualities of these images are surprisingly consistent. This principle is often referred to as the Great Mother and is considered a protector and guardian of life.

In spiritual traditions in the Himalaya, the female deity Tara has many aspects- each considered to be an embodiment of different aspects of compassionate assistance.” 💚 Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. #tibethouseus #thus #freetibet #buddhistwisdom #tibetanart #buddhistart
  • #Repost @bob__thurman
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    "The concept of a Great Feminine principle is common to many cultural and religious traditions as the generator and caretaker of life. The images of the Great Feminine vary from tradition to tradition, but the values and qualities of these images are surprisingly consistent. This principle is often referred to as the Great Mother and is considered a protector and guardian of life.

    In spiritual traditions in the Himalaya, the female deity Tara has many aspects- each considered to be an embodiment of different aspects of compassionate assistance.” 💚 Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. #tibethouseus #thus #freetibet #buddhistwisdom #tibetanart #buddhistart
  • 209 3 15 hours ago

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  • Green Tara (detail)
Tibet, 13th century 
Thangka, opaque watercolor and ink on cotton

52.4 x 43.2 cm (20 5/8 x 17 in.)
  • Green Tara (detail)
    Tibet, 13th century 
    Thangka, opaque watercolor and ink on cotton

    52.4 x 43.2 cm (20 5/8 x 17 in.)
  • 140 1 18 hours ago
  • Tibetan trumpet (gyaling), monastery at Sham Valley, Ladakh, India, mid 20th century.

Of hardwood body, copper brass bell, and with ornate embellishments of gemstones or colored glass, the gyaling is mainly used in Tibetan monasteries during puja (chanting and prayer) and is associated with peaceful deities and the idea of devotion. A typical Tibetan Buddhist ritual orchestra creates a state of mind to invite or summon deities.
  • Tibetan trumpet (gyaling), monastery at Sham Valley, Ladakh, India, mid 20th century.

    Of hardwood body, copper brass bell, and with ornate embellishments of gemstones or colored glass, the gyaling is mainly used in Tibetan monasteries during puja (chanting and prayer) and is associated with peaceful deities and the idea of devotion. A typical Tibetan Buddhist ritual orchestra creates a state of mind to invite or summon deities.
  • 39 1 20 hours ago

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  • Suspendu au passage des cols, au sommet des montagnes, au croisement de chemins, sur le toit des maisons, sur les ponts, ou encore à l'extérieur des temples, les drapeaux à prières tibétains ondulent au grès du vent, se parant d'ombre et de lumière.
  • Suspendu au passage des cols, au sommet des montagnes, au croisement de chemins, sur le toit des maisons, sur les ponts, ou encore à l'extérieur des temples, les drapeaux à prières tibétains ondulent au grès du vent, se parant d'ombre et de lumière.
  • 32 2 22 hours ago
  • Tibetan inspired. Gonna paint more of these mudras 🖐🏼
  • Tibetan inspired. Gonna paint more of these mudras 🖐🏼
  • 86 7 18 February, 2019