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I the Buddhism of Tibet has been influential throughout the Himalayan region what function does art play in Tibetan Buddhism the Tibetans don't really have a word for art the term is Gunda something which is like the body and if the term body is an honorific term so it's like the body of the Buddha a painting or a statue is not considered complete and unless it's been consecrated in a ritual the spirit of that deity is made to enter into and sorts physically enter into an inhabit that painting or that statue not as if it were the deity it is the deity to in a very important sense many artworks can be used as tools for meditation the mandala is the buddhafield where the Buddha live so when you do the practice then you have to have the model of the Buddha fields so the mandala actually has two meanings one is the model for your visualization the other meaning is the ritual ritual objects play an important part in Tibetan ceremonies in practice the thunderbolt and Bell are manipulated by monks and prescribed movements monasteries are the center of Buddhist life where month spend much of the day debating Buddhist philosophy Tibetan Buddhism seemed me looks like more like curves losophy so the debating is the practice for the analyze and that you understand you know the philosophy partner ordinary Tibetans worship using prayer wheels and prayer beads they make pilgrimages to sacred places at festivals the monks bring out special objects and perform sacred music and dance Tibetan Buddhism has become increasingly popular worldwide its practices are becoming better understood and scholars of medicine religion philosophy and psychology have begun to look to it for inspiration and insect oh my nose for news on you Oh you