Wherever the Dharma is found, art appears also. The symbolic art of the Dharma attunes our perceptions to the sacred dimensions of time and space, enabling us to connect with the dynamic creativity of transformation. Taking form in colors, proportions, and combinations described in the scriptures, symbols communicate with subtle dimensions of consciousness, opening the heart and transmitting the blessings of the Three Jewels. As long as Dharma symbols remain int eh world, the blessings of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha will continue to support the path to enlightenment.
Sacred art has the power to represent aspects of enlightenment to our consciousness in ways we cannot ignore, enabling us to see what was previously unnoticed and to ponder what goes beyond or present understanding. Art leads the mind into holistic, more comprehensive ways of engaging sensory perceptions. Expanding the ways we think and conceptualize, Buddhist sacred art releases us from the rigidity of conditioned patterns and reveals enlightenment as our true nature.
– Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Dharma Publishing supports a range of sacred art projects, enabling students to engage in this ancient for of spiritual practice while creating works of lasting beauty and depth of meaning for the benefit of all sentient beings. Below are some of our projects. We invite you to look through and share in our effort through text, photos, and video.