Emperors, Lamas, and Silk: the Origin of Fabric Thangkas by Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo

Green Tara. China, 13th century, kesi (slit tapestry). Asian Art Museum of San FranciscoThangka paintings are Tibet’s most plentiful and portable form of sacred art. Less known and rarely seen are the highly prized appliqué thangkas. In fact,…

The Medicine Buddha and the Power of Healing by Faith Stone

The Medicine Buddha is a healing Buddha from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Many cultures have healing deities or rituals, and the Medicine Buddha is a profound practice for healing physical, mental, and emotional ailments. It is even more…