Robert BeerRobert Beer has studied and practiced Tibetan thangka painting for thirty years, including five years of study with master artists Jampa of Dharamsala and Khamtrül Rinpoche of Tashijong. Beer is one of the first Westerners to become actively involved in this art form. Over the last two decades he has concentrated on an extensive series of iconographical drawings depicting the major deities, lineage holders, and symbols that occur in the spectrum of Tibetan art.
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The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols is a portal into the rich, multifaceted, and profound symbolism of Tibetan sacred art. Robert Beer provides a deep and encompassing insight into the vast array of symbols and attributes that appear within… Read More
For artists, designers, and all with an interest in Buddhist and Tibetan art, this is the first exhaustive reference to the seemingly infinite variety of symbols found throughout Tibetan art in line drawings, paintings, and ritual objects. Hundreds of the… Read More
Robert Beer has studied and practiced Tibetan thangka painting for more than forty years, and was one of the first Westerners to become actively involved in this art form. Over the last sixteen years he has been working with the Newar artists of the Kathmandu Valley to assemble a large collection of their finest deity compositions, many of which appear on his website. He lives in Oxford, England, and apart from his continuing work with Indo-Tibetan iconography, he is now passionately involved in researching near-death experiences and the afterlife.