Jokhang: Tibet's Most Sacred Buddhist Temple by Gyurme DorjeJokhang: Tibet's Most Sacred Buddhist Temple by Gyurme Dorje

Jokhang: Tibet's Most Sacred Buddhist Temple

byGyurme Dorje, Tashi Tsering, Heather Stocklard

Hardcover | May 18, 2010

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Lying at the center of an ancient network of Buddhist temples in the Great Temple of Lhasa, the Jokhang Temple is the heart of spiritual and economic life in Tibet. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the atmospheric focal point of Lhasa, from which bustling narrow lanes of commerce radiate outward in all directions.

This landmark publication is illustrated with photographs taken over eight decades, and is introduced by the personal reminiscences of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Gyurme Dorje presents a detailed inventory of the Great Temple, and Tashi Tsering compiles historical sources that illustrate its importance in Tibetan life. Heather Stoddard draws on early historical material to highlight the temple’s geomantic origins and the inauguration of the Great Prayer Festival, while Andre Alexander explores the temple’s intricate Indo-Nepalese architecture and Ulrich van Schroeder documents its extant bronze images.
Gyurme Dorje was born in 1950 in Edinburgh, where he studied classics at George Watson's College, and developed an early interest in Buddhist philosophy. He holds a PhD in Tibetan Literature and an MA in Sanskrit with Oriental Studies Studies.Tashi Tsering also called Tashi Tsering Josayma, born in 1960, is a Tibetan tibetologist, hist...
Title:Jokhang: Tibet's Most Sacred Buddhist TempleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 12.3 × 10.2 × 1.3 inPublished:May 18, 2010Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0500976929

ISBN - 13:9780500976920