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By Marylin Rhie, Robert Thurman, John Bigelow Taylor

Tibetan Buddhists see the realm in realities, of relative and absolute: the relative international is skilled as both the normal global of samsaric agony or the intense country of common bliss and fulfillment.

these enlightened comprehend their crucial oneness with the universe and consider the comfort of a completely satisfied connection to every thing. A Shrine for Tibet is a fantastically illustrated party of this philosophy via Alice Kandell's magnificent number of artwork from the fifteenth Century Ganden Renaissance during to the seventeenth Century construction of the Potala Palace, and into the 18th and nineteenth Centuries, the place Mongolian and Manchu Qing Buddhist artwork bloomed within the Tibetan culture.

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1-13 , similar mandorlas were made throughout the eighteenth century; rh ey appeared in profusion durUlg rhe second half Grthe dghteelllh ce ntury ar Chengde , Inner Mo ngolia. A seated Maitreya bodhisarrva {H. 59 Also. a number of Other sc ulpture~ in the Kandell collection form a gwup of images rhat help to amplify our understanding of [his period: the Machig from ca. first half of the eighteenth century (No. rll-9), the Dakin; of ca . l1lid-cightce nrh cemllrr (No. ). and the White Tara of ca.

Bl)· Dr(»tlllli. ~llIldrQllIlg mond~tery. llibct IU). IatC fift~nth c~ntur}' ( c~. 14951. ;lit coppc"r ~Ho). ;C". H. 88 (m. (After I'reo(ms Deposlf$. IklJmg. 2000. 111. No. 1'. 170) in bma portrait s<:ulpture. Another stylistlC trend uses flat patterns of drapery folds blJ[ adopts the panerncd decoratIOns. usually mthe form of chasing. Luna sets. such as those of the Ngor and Sakya lineagr,1I show this stylI', as does thc Iam3 s<:ulpUJre No. 11-4 in the Kandell collection 3nd the man'cIous portraIt s<:ulpture of Lowo Kenchen Sonam Lhundrup of ;\\ustang.

Tsong. lior complex accordlllg to the WIsh of rhe T hird Dalai Lama III rhe ble Sixteenth centur)' (see above). Those rei ncarnate lama~ (the Jan~k}'a HUlUktu ) who were close to both the emperors Kangxl and Qlanlong callie from the ,'-l anguor clan of Amdo. These lamas and other reincarnates were associated with Iht, Conlung monast~'r)'_ founded in 1604 b~' ,l Tibetan monk near Xmmg (in present Qinghai province of Chllla). 1"0,, Fig. lO. Hell" (nght), twO uf the l'1,lu 1l1alll{"~1 . Jee, I h"sa.

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