The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols and Motif

Robert Beer provides a deep and encompassing insight into the vast array of symbols and attributes that appear within the complex iconography of Tibetan Buddhism.

Drawn largely from Beer's monumental work, The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs, the meticulous and beautiful brush drawings depict all of the major Buddhist symbols and motifs, including the various groups of auspicious symbols, natural and mythical animals, the entire assembly of ritual tantric implements, and ritual hand gestures (mudras).