With A Preface by Deepak Chopra; Paintings by Romio Shesthra; 192p., Over 250 Col. Ills., Bib., 31 cm. (Printed in Singapore)
CONTENTS:- Forewad by the Dalai Lama; Preface: 'The Art of Healing' by Deepak Chopra; Introduction: The Tibetan Medical Tradition; 1. The Body: Vessel of Transformation; 2. Disease: Encountering Pain; 3. Diagnosis: Developing Wisdom; 4. Healing: Restoring Balance; 5. Liberation: Awakening the Body of Light; Artist's and Author's Postscripts and Acknowledgements; Bibliography; Tibetan Medical Resources.
Like an Illuminated manuscript, this extraordinarily beautiful book is both an exquisite artwork in itself and an object of profound meditation. It is based on a revered collection, long ago considered lost, of three-hundred-year-old Tibetan thangkas: elaborate paintings that portray a philosophy of healing based on Buddhist beliefs, Ayurvedic practices and ancient shamanic traditions. Rendered by Tibet's foremost traditional artist, Romio Shrestha, using the age-old techniques of painting with rich materials such as gold and lapis lazuli, these breathtaking works reward the minutest contemplation. This important book is also a practical guide to our search for physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. With insights into such 'contemporary' ailments as stress, allergies and heart disease, and chapters devoted to aspects of sexual alchemy, rejuvenation and Tantric yoga, this wide-ranging study is an unprecedented journey into health and transformation, an astonishing volume as timely and revolutionary as it is sumptuous and exuberant.