Cultural Writing. Religion & Spirituality. Art. Asian Studies. Introduction by Chogyam Trungpa. DISCIPLES OF THE BUDDHA presents images of the eight surviving "Lohan" statues--remnants of one of the most renowned works of Eastern art, as well as "The Torch of Precious Jewels-a Sadhana of the Buddha and Sixteen Arhats" by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. "DISCIPLES OF THE BUDDHA is a treasure of Buddhist art, history and wisdom. These centuries-old rare images, with expressions as realistic as if we were in the very presence of the living sages in their true states of being, nourish our hearts with blessings of peace, joy and power"--Tulku Thondup. "This book brings us images which "are expressions of nonverbal experience that the artist had in the state of arahthood...We could say these images present the particular realization of Buddha's sanity in his disciples"--Chogyam Trumpa.