Robert Beer is a British artist and author. He has practiced Tibetan art for more than forty years. He studied thangka painting with several of the finest Tibetan artists, including Jampa from Lhasa, the ‘state artist of Tibet’ and Khamtrul Rinpoche, a great lama and artist who established the Tibetan Craft Community at Tashijong. Over the past fifteen years, Robert has been working with the most talented artists of the Kathmandu Valley, supporting and nurturing their skills to assemble the finest and most extensive collection of contemporary Tibetan and Newar art. Robert is the author and illustrator of The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs and illustrator of Legends of the Mahasiddhas: Lives of the Tantric Masters. Robert invites you to discover the the 84 Mahasiddhas of India, the extraordinary enlightened men and women with siddhis, or ‘magical powers’.