The Iconography of Tibetan Lamaism

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The Iconography of Tibetan Lamaism
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword v
  • Foreword to the Second Edition ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Contents xiii
  • Illustrations xv
  • Introduction xxv
  • Sanskrit Pronunciation xxvi
  • Terms in General Use xxvii
  • Origin of Buddhism and Its Development into Lamaism 3
  • Ritual Objects 8
  • Talismans 11
  • Symbols 12
  • Paintings 27
  • Trikāya System 30
  • Classification of Sacred Images 32
  • Key to Sacred Images 39
  • Identification Examples 45
  • Ādibuddha 49
  • Dhyānibuddhas 51
  • Mānuṣibuddhas 53
  • Buddhas 54
  • Forms of Śākyamuni (gautama Buddha) 55
  • Medicine Buddhas 56
  • Thirty-Five Buddhas of Confession 58
  • Dhyānibodhisattvas 59
  • Forms of Vajrapāṇi 62
  • Forms of Avalokiteśvara 64
  • Feminine Divinities 71
  • Ḍākinīs 80
  • Yi-Dam 83
  • Dharmapāla 88
  • Minor Gods 92
  • Mahāsiddhas 94
  • Nonhuman Types 95
  • Greater Maṇḍala of the Chönyid Bardo 97
  • Local Gods 102
  • Historical Persons Deified 104
  • The Narthang Series of Thirty-One Thang-Kas 109
  • Bibliography 111
  • Index 119
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