The Second Buddha Master of Time
Padmasambhava, a legendary Buddhist master believed to be instrumental in bringing Buddhism to Tibet, is often known as "The Second Buddha." According to popular legend, Padmasambhava miraculously appeared as a boy in a lotus blossom floating on a lake. The Second Buddha: Master of Time, the exhibition catalogue for a show at the Rubin Museum, explores visual expressions of Padmasanbhava's legends in sculptures, textiles, paintings, illuminated manuscripts, and a portable shrine that date from the 13th to the 19th century.
Essays present new scholarship on Padmasambhava and show a central and multidimensional character with an enduring place in Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhist cultures.
- Authors: Elena Pakhoutova and Rachel Seligman
- Hardcover: 200 pages | 90 colour illustrations
- Date published: March 2018
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-3791357539
- Dimensions: 31.0 x 26.5 cm