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ANDY WEBER: Why Are Holy Images Important?

Friday 6 October @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

International artist Andy Weber will introduce us to the power and meaning of holy images, how they affect us at a level beyond words, and why they are important to our spiritual growth.

The images of the vast iconography of Tibetan Buddhism can be confusing and it might take years, even decades to discipher their symbolism and deeper meaning. BUT why are they helpful to us in our ordinary life and in our meditation practice? This talk will be on Lama Yeshe’s direct teachings given to Andy Weber, whose mind took decades to understand the meaning. All images are ten.pa, objects of support. What is the support? and how is this support helpful in our daily life?

Andy Weber spent seven years living and studying the iconographical art of Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of accomplished masters in India and Nepal. With over 40 years of experience Andy Weber and his students offer their artwork, their services, and their experience to the wider Dharma community.

His unique style is highly respected not only by the growing number of western Buddhists but also by many Tibetan lamas who have commissioned his work. His work has appeared throughout the world in many Buddhist temples, numerous publications and exhibitions. He divides his time between teaching and lecturing all over the world, and painting and drawing for various projects. He is also the artist and co-author with Jon Landaw of the book “Images of Enlightenment”. and has published numerous instruction manuals.

Andy taught at Lancaster University for nine years and one of his paintings ended up at the Potala palace in Lhasa.

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“The material objects you see on the altar and hanging on the walls of this meditation hall, these statues and thangkas, are symbolic. What do they symbolize? Wisdom, or understanding. Tibetan Buddhist psychology would say that these physical objects are talking to you beyond words.”

– Lama Thubten Yeshe
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