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Tibet's Secret Temple Postcard Book


FormatA5 cards
Extent25 cards

Rising up from an island on a lake in Lhasa, behind the Potala Palace, is Tibet's secret temple: the Lukhang.

Inside the temple, on the uppermost floor, a series of murals painted in the 17th century adorn the walls of a private meditation chamber for the Dalai Lamas, depicting the once-secret yogic and meditational practices of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism.

Exquisite details from these murals, photographed by Thomas Laird, are reproduced in this postcard book, alongside astonishing paintings, textiles and other ritual artefacts on show in 'Tibet's Secret Temple'. This unique collection of images explores the fascinating world of ancient Tibetan Buddhist yogic and meditational practices and their connections to physical and mental wellbeing.

This book of 25 large-format cards is available exclusively from the Wellcome Shop.

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