Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tibetan Anatomical Paintings

These Tibetan medical tangkas were "painted by the Nepalese tangka artist Romio Shrestha and his Tibetan, Nepalese, and Bhutanese students in Kathmandu during seven years in the late 1980's and early 1990's."

The Face of Impermanence

Images of Impermanence


Vulnerable Points

The Inner Mandala

Chakras and Energy Channels

Chakras and Energy Channels

Topographical Lines of Channels

"Thangkas illustrations of the points of the body associated with bloodletting, moxibustion and minor surgery, differentiated, respectively, by the use of the colors blue, yellow and red."

Bloodletting Channels

Dzogchen Channels

Cranial Physiognomy

Anatomy of Light

Anatomical Grids

some of these illustrations come from the book The Tibetan Art of Healing by Ian A. Baker - worldcat [link] Powell's books [link] - amazon [link]
others (along with many more) are from the American Museum of Natural History's collection "Body & Spirit: Tibetan Medical Paintings" [link]
Romio Shrestha's website [link]


lucy said...

mental! great post. great blog!

Johnny said...


Dorothy Milnes-Simm said...

OMG I am totally blown away, it says here you have only been online two going on three years. Surely you had a collection ready some-where's else.
I am so jealous of you. I have four websites and blog everyday but mine are for children and they are great!!! (I know but if you don't give yourself praise you don't get much elsewhere.
I love everything, even though I haven't looked at at everything. I really am very , very proud to have been here and met you.
Seligor. AKA Dorothy Milnes-Simm

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