Living Practices

Secular Aims

Religious rituals and the commissioning of art can serve everyday secular needs, the most common being wealth, health, and long life.

These more worldly concerns are not seen as antithetical to religious goals. Good health, long life, and material support, including the leisure time for spiritual pursuits that wealth affords, can all be beneficial to an individual’s religious practice.

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Artists & Patrons

Artists in Tibetan, Himalayan, and Inner Asian traditions produce works, mostly religious in nature, for large monastic institutions, royal courts, and a wide range of individual patrons.

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