THE PAINTINGS OF DZIGAR KONGTRUL RINPOCHE
“When we speak of natural creativity and its expression we are not talking about something separate from our own mind and experience.”
Rinpoche’s second art catalogue, a true collectors’ item, gives us a glimpse into the October 2007 exhibition "Natural Vitality", held in New York City at the Tibet House. This soft-cover catalogue of large-format oil paintings opens with Rinpoche’s own essay on the union of art and wisdom. The 136-page catalogue includes 73 color plates which faithfully reproduce the paintings, including many close details. Complete with intimate images of the artist in his studio and impromptu sketches by Rinpoche in pen and ink, the book affords a rare glimpse into the unique artistic expression of a meditation master.