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A Thangka of Chaturbhuja Lokeshvara  Tibet, 18th century

A Thangka of Chaturbhuja Lokeshvara Tibet, century

Tibetan Astrological Thangka  Srid pa ho (Divination Chart). Tibet, late twentieth century. Paint on cloth.

A late-twentieth-century Tibetan astrological thanka/srid pa ho (divination chart); the central figure is a tortoise, representing the…

thethreejewels:  The Prayer in Seven Chapters to Padmasambhava. Padmasambhava, meaning “the Lotus-Born,” was a sage guru from Oddiyāna who is said to have transmitted Vajrayana Buddhism to Bhutan, Tibet, and neighboring countries in the 8th century AD.  In those lands he is better known as Guru Rinpoche (“Precious Guru”) or Lopon Rinpoche, or as Padum in Tibet, where followers of the Nyingma school regard him as the second Buddha.  He is further considered an emanation of Buddha Amitābha.

thethreejewels: “ The Prayer in Seven Chapters to Padmasambhava. Padmasambhava, meaning “the Lotus-Born,” was a sage guru from Oddiyāna who is said to have transmitted Vajrayana Buddhism to Bhutan,.

Arte Himalayana.  A thangka depicting Buddha Shakyamuni Tibet, 19th century . Tempera painting on cotton portraying the historical Buddha in an uncommon way. The character is portrayed in a pagoda, with dragons wrapped on the pillars. He is sitting in the padmasana position on a throne shaped like a lotus flower, and holds in the left hand, resting in the avakasamudra, the bowl for the offerings, while the right hand performs the bhumisparsamudra. The peculiarity of the representation lies…

Arte Himalayana. A thangka depicting Buddha Shakyamuni Tibet, 19th century . Tempera painting on cotton portraying the historical Buddha in an uncommon way. The character is portrayed in a pagoda, with dragons wrapped on the pillars. He is sitting in the padmasana position on a throne shaped like a lotus flower, and holds in the left hand, resting in the avakasamudra, the bowl for the offerings, while the right hand performs the bhumisparsamudra. The peculiarity of the representation lies…

Tibetan Buddhist Thangka of Vajrayogini Mandala, Central Tibet, 18th century, Tibet

Tibetan Buddhist Thangka of Vajrayogini Mandala, Central Tibet, century, Tibet

A group of six thangkas Tibet, 18th century or later Opaque pigments on cloth Depicting: (a): Buddha Shakyamuni with life stories  (b): Vajrapani (published, p.51, cat.14) (c): Shakyamuni Buddha (published, pp.18-19, cat.2) (d): Amitayus Buddha  (e): Ushnishavijaya (published, pp.80-81, cat.25) (f): Padmasambhava 24 ¾ x 17 ¼ in. (63 x 44 cm.), the smallest 34 ¼ x 23 ¼ in. (87 x 59 cm.), the largest

A group of six thangkas Tibet, 18th century or later Opaque pigments on cloth Depicting: (a): Buddha Shakyamuni with life stories (b): Vajrapani (published, p.51, cat.14) (c): Shakyamuni Buddha (published, pp.18-19, cat.2) (d): Amitayus Buddha (e): Ushnishavijaya (published, pp.80-81, cat.25) (f): Padmasambhava 24 ¾ x 17 ¼ in. (63 x 44 cm.), the smallest 34 ¼ x 23 ¼ in. (87 x 59 cm.), the largest

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