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Coloring for Meditation

With Tibetan Buddhist Art

Color fifty illustrations along with a master Tibetan artist in this book for all ages.

Tibetan Buddhists have long seen art as a powerful meditative practice, but you need not be Buddhist to enjoy coloring the fifty illustrations here. Through deep symbolism, Tibetan imagery of enlightenment depicts the qualities of wisdom and compassion, and the mindful focus evoked by coloring them can not only still agitation, it can connect us to deeper meaning. Images inside include the Buddha, several different bodhisattvas, major symbols, decorative motifs, important figures from Tibetan history, mythical creatures, and scenes from nature. Each illustration is accompanied with a brief description.

Photograph by Tibetan Gallery & Studio

Tibetan artist Tashi Dhargyal trained with master painter Venerable Sangye Yeshi at a school established at the behest of the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India. For five years he was the artist-in-residence at Ganden Jangtse Monastery before coming to the United States to continue his craftsmanship. He is the first Tibetan to paint a thanbhochi, a huge ceremonial scroll painting, outside of Tibet, and in 2018 Tashi donated his two-story thanbhochi to the Dalai Lama, and it is now hung behind His Holiness when he teaches in India at the site of the Buddha’s enlightenment. Tashi is also the author of Coloring for Meditation with Tibetan Buddhist Art, and he has an active following online. Learn more at TashiDhargyal.com.

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