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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 global is skilled as both the standard international of samsaric agony or the intense country of common bliss and fulfillment.

these enlightened comprehend their crucial oneness with the universe and suppose the relaxation of a completely satisfied connection to every little thing. A Shrine for Tibet is a superbly illustrated occasion of this philosophy via Alice Kandell's impressive choice of artwork from the fifteenth Century Ganden Renaissance all the way through 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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41 ThiS avenue was reopened ahl' r the thirteenth a nd fou rteent h t'l'nt\JTlC~ h)' Ihe Third Dalal Lama, Sonam Gyarso (1543-89). 't :-' Iongols. l tlonshlp betwee n IIII' 1\\'0 was fOTluitous and con~ldered ,illl1lar to the so-called pncst-patron rdation known (rom (ormer Wiles between t he '\\ ongol~ and the Sakya La ma~ . Sakya I'andita 3nd Pakpa, 111 the thlrtccnth cen turr. lm Gyacso-a m le which ha~ been kepI. Jnd W:lS also nude rct roactil'e to (Wo for mer incarnarions. During onam Gyarso's journey back to Lhasa, while in Cham do in t'asrern Tibet, he hea rd of Alran Khan 's death and rerurned ro Cha har.

Gil! l) "nh Ill""". lIIg, CI al.. "/111/1'/18 51 Ikl)III);, 1<;189, iiI:. 1111 • fig. 24. VaJrapani, Shilun College, founded 1763, La brang mon,l';-tery, Gansu, rcpoussc gilt copper allo)" with Inse[ and pIgments. , Lablllellgsi l BClling, 1989, fig. 66 Zanabazar was rhe First j etsiindamba Huruktu from the reincarnate lineage of Taranatha from the Jonang order in Tibet (Taranatha was the famous lama historian who died 011 a trip to Mongolia in 1635). Zanabazar was a great artist as well, especia ll y re,101Viled as an artist who created a singu lar style of Buddhist sculpture identified and celebrated nowada}'s as the "Zanabazar schooL" In 165 1, Za nabaza r traveled to Tibet and rook initiations from both the Fi ft h Dalai Lama at the Pmala and the Panchen Lama at Tashi Lhunpo.

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