Zangdok Palri: The Lotus Light Palace of Guru Rinpoche. Supawan Pui Lamsam, Kesang Choden Tashi Wangchuck.

Zangdok Palri: The Lotus Light Palace of Guru Rinpoche

Gashtel Publishing. 11 x 14, 375 pp., fully illustrated in color, cloth, Bangkok, 2012. Item #9
ISBN: 9786169128908

Zangdok Palri, the Glorious Copper-Colored Mountain, is the manifestation of the celestial paradise of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava, the "Second Buddha" of TIbetan Buddhism and great tantric master who brought Buddhism from India to Tibet. Atop this mountain lies the majestic Lotus Light Palace, filled with the light of wisdom. True devotees of Guru Rinpoche consider Zangdok Palri the ultimate paradise--a place of peace, joy and pure blessings. Inspired by this sacred and enlightened realm, a source of wish-fulfilling blessings, prayers are sung, paintings created, and temples built. This book is the first showcase of visual interpretations of Zangdok Palri in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

This book compiles various visions of the pure land of Zangdok Palri as depicted in exquisite wall paintings from ancient historic temples in Bhutan, thankas from private collections ,and various spiritual texts. The book features an in-depth explanation of Zangdok Palri by the prolific writer and celebrated scholar of Tibetan Buddhism, Tulku Thondup. Dungchen Sangaj Dorji, a leading BHutanese historian, provides a detailed study of Zangdok Palri's wall painting and thangkas in Bhutan. Furthermroe the book takes readers on a photographic journey through the sacred sites of Gurut Rinpoche in Bhutan, accompanied by a spiritual guide written by the brilliant Buddhist scholar, Lama Kunzang Tengye. The rich texts are complemented by over 400 awe-inspiring photographs in 5-color plates. Inspirational and timeless, this book is a meticulous photographic documentation of visual masterpieces of the celestial paradise of Zangdok Palri.

Price: $125.00