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Volume 2 – Number 8

Aug 1971

The Culture of Shangri-la
The Meaning of Nara
The Imperial Eunuchs
Country Report: China
Gray Days in Rangoon
Sharaku Portfolio

A tanka representing Vajradhara, Lamaist-Buddhism's supreme Buddha, embracing his consort. The uninitiated equates themes like this with eroticism (which indeed might have been derived from the sexual yogin tradition of India). To the Lamaist this divine pair represents compassion and wisdom, the coefficients of enlightenment.

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