Buddhist Paintings Coloring Book
Pomegranate's Buddhist Paintings coloring book features 22 drawings of figures important in Buddhism. Coloring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed.
The twenty-two pictures in this coloring book depict many figures important in Buddhism, from compassionate deities (gods) to humble abbots (heads of monasteries) to wise arhats (disciples of the Buddha entrusted with propagating and protecting Buddhist beliefs). The original artworks are shown on the inside covers. When you color the pictures, you can follow the colors used in the original works or choose your own.
1. Guardian King of the West, 2002–2003. By Seol Min (Korean, b. 1966).
2. The Buddhist guardian Skanda (Korean: Dongjin Bosal), 2008. By Myung Chun (Korean, b. 1962). 3. White-robed Water-Moon Avalokiteshvara, 2008. By Seol Min (Korean, b. 1966).
4. The Diamond (Kongokai) Mandala, one of the Two World (Ryokai) Mandalas (detail), probably 1700–1800. Japan. Edo period (1615–1868).
5. The monk Hva-shang and the Buddhist guardians Virudhaka and Dhritarashtra (detail), 1800–1900. Tibet. Thangka (first in a series of seven).
6. The Buddhist guardian Gompo, 2003. By Pema Tenzin. Bhutan.
7. Mandala with thunderbolts (detail), 1800–1900. Mongolia.
8. The arhat Gopaka (detail). Khams region, Tibet, eighteenth century.
9. The guardian deity Weituo. China, c. sixteenth century, Ming dynasty (1368–1644).
10. The protective deity Yama (detail). Tibet, eighteenth century.
11. The arhats Panthaka, Nagasena, Gopaka, and Abheda (detail). Tibet, c. nineteenth century.
12. Maitreya, the Buddha of the Future, 1800–1900. Tibet.
13. The Buddhist arhats Rahula, Chuda-panthaka, and Pindola-bharadvaja (detail), approx. 1800–1900. Tibet.
14. The Buddha Amitayus, 1779. China; Chengde, Hebei province. Qing dynasty, reign of the Qianlong emperor (1736–1795).
15. A vision of the great lama Tsongkha-pa as the deity Dombi-Heruka. Tibet, eighteenth century.
16. The Buddhist deity White Tara. Tibet, nineteenth century.
17. The Buddhist guardian king Vaishravana, c. 1650–1700. Tibet; Shalu monastery, Tsang region.
18. Death of the Buddha, twentieth century. Tibet.
19. The bodhisattva Samantabhadra (detail), 1779–1780. China; Xumifushou Temple, Chengde, Hebei province. Qing dynasty, reign of the Qianlong emperor (1736–1795).
20. The Buddhist abbot Buton Rinchen Drup, c. 1650–1700. Tibet; Tsang region.
21. A vision of the abbot Tsong Khapa as the bodhisattva Manjushri, c. 1700. Tibet. 22. Portrait of Seosan Taesa (1520–1604). Korea, 1550–1700; Joseon dynasty (1392–1910).
Published: Pomegranate; Clr edition (May 31, 2009)
Format: SC, 48 pages, ages 6 and up
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.2 inches