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Title Bodies in balance : the art of Tibetan medicine / edited by Theresia Hofer
Published New York : Rubin Museum of Art ; Seattle : in association with University of Washington Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 325 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : Tibetan medicine, Buddhism, and the visual arts / Theresia Hofer -- Part I. Theoretical foundations and practices of Tibetan medicine : The art of Tibetan medical practice / Barbara Gerke -- Body and mind in Tibetan medicine and Tantric Buddhism / Geoffrey Samuel -- Foundations of pharmacology and the compounding of Tibetan medicines / Theresia Hofer -- External therapies in Tibetan medicine: The Four Tantras, contemporary practice and a preliminary history of surgery / Pasang Yontan Arya -- Medicine, astrology, and divination / Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim -- Vignette 1. A day at the Astrology Department of the Men-Tsee-Khang in Dharamsala, India / Inger K. Vasstveit -- Tibetan medicine in the world: local scenes, global transformations / Sienna R. Craig -- Part II. Medicine, Buddhism and historical developments : The Buddhas of medicine / Gyurme Dorje -- The origins of the Four Tantras and an account of its author, Yuthog Yonten Gonpo / Yang Ga -- The making of medical history, twelfth to seventeenth century / Frances Garrett -- Buddhist practices and ideals in Desi Sangye Gyatso's medical paintings / Janet Gyatso -- Vignette 2. The tree murals of Labrang Monastery's Medical College, Eastern Tibet / Katharina Sabernig -- Illustrated Materia medica prints, manuscripts, and modern books / Theresia Hofer -- The journeys of Tibetan medicine / Martin Saxer -- Vignette 3. Pillars of Tibetan medicine: the Chagpori and Mentsikhang Institutes in Lhasa / Theresia Hofer, Knud Larsen -- Appendices : Extracts from the Discourse on the particularly extensive former aspirations of the seven Tathāgatas ; Atiśa's means for attainment entitled Rite which purifies all the obscurations of past actions ; Layout of the mandala of the Discourse of the Medicine Buddhas in eight hundred lines according to the Compendium of all the Tantras ; A summary of the second chapter of the Heart essence of Yuthogpa: the nectar stream of empowerment ritual
Notes Issued in connection with an exhibition held March 15, 2014-September 8, 2014, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, N.Y
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Medicine, Tibetan Traditional -- history.
Medicine in the Arts.
Buddhist painting -- Tibet Region -- Themes, motives -- Exhibitions.
Medicine in art -- Exhibitions.
Medicine, Tibetan -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Catalog.
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogues.
Form Electronic book
Author Gerke, Barbara, 1966- Art of Tibetan medical practice
Hofer, Theresia, editor
Rubin Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN 0295807083 (electronic bk.)
9780295807089 (electronic bk.)