Celestial Gallery (small edition)
"The paintings in this celestial gallery draw from the ancient wisdom of Buddhist and Hindu traditions which, for centuries, have expressed some of humankind's deepest spiritual insights. At the same time these sumptuous images totally transcend their place of origin. As archetypal expressions of liberated vision, the paintings ultimately mirror our innermost potential: the possibility of total spiritual freedom, or enlightenment."
- Deepak Chopra, excerpt from Foreword
Originally published in a format over two feet tall, Romio Shrestha's beautiful art book is now available in a more standard size. Consisting of bold reinterpretations of age-old scroll painting, "Celestial Gallery" showcases intricately rendered Tibetan-style mandalas. In vivid detail and vibrant colors, master painter Shrestha and his team of artisan monks have created contemporary Nepalese versions of such deities as White Tara and the Medicine Buddha, as well as the Dakini mandala and other traditional Buddhist iconography. The Buddha's message — "Be a light unto yourself" — is echoed in these visionary works, many of which have been showcased in major collections and museums including the British Museum and the National Museum in Moscow. Together they give readers an opportunity to experience afresh a timeless tradition with much to offer the world.