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Eight Auspicious Symbols

Eight Auspicious Symbols

Artist : Robert Beer

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The Buddhist group of the eight auspicious symbols (Tib. bkra-shis rtags-brgyad) are depicted here in a composite form. At the top is the White Conch Shell, which spirals to the right in a clockwise direction. Below this is the White Parasol, with a golden crest bar, hanging silk valances and a...

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Offering Goddess

Offering Goddess

Artist : Robert Beer

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Traditionally a group of either eight or sixteen offering goddesses are included in the retinues of many Buddhist deities. These offering goddesses are female bodhisattvas, eight of which offer: beauty, flowers, garlands, incense, song, light, dance, and perfume. These goddesses are commonly placed...

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Lotus

Lotus

Artist : Robert Beer

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The lotus is a symbol of absolute purity; it grows from the dark watery mire but is completely untainted or stained by it. The blue lotus (Skt. utpala) or 'night lotus' is a symbol of purity and compassion, and is usually depicted with eight, sixteen or thirty-two petals. On either side of the...

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Dragon And Tiger

Dragon And Tiger

Artist : Robert Beer

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In Chinese symbolism the dragon and tiger represent the union of heaven and earth. The heavenly dragon symbolizes the male principal of yang and light, and the earthly tiger the female principal of yin and darkness. Here an old tiger gazes up wistfully at a young dragon, whose fiery red serpentine...

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Milarepa

Milarepa

Artist : Robert Beer

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Milarepa (1040-1123), the 'cotton-clad' yogin, is Tibet's most famous and beloved poet-saint. His intense perseverance and devotion under the arduous guidance of his Tibetan guru, Marpa Lotsawa, his spontaneous songs of realization and poignant life-story, are a constant source of inspiration for...

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The Medicine Buddha

The Medicine Buddha

Artist : Robert Beer

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The Medicine Buddha, or Medicine Guru (Bhaisajya-guru), is the form in which Shakyamuni manifested in order to reveal the Medical Tantras. The meditation practice of this deity is believed to cure the afflictions of body, speech and mind. He is also known as the 'King of Vaidurya Light', referring...

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Padmapani Avalokiteshvara

Padmapani Avalokiteshvara

Artist : Robert Beer

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Padmapani, meaning 'lotus-in-hand', is the main two-armed form of the bodhisattva of compassion, Lokeshvara (Avalokiteshvara). He is white in complexion and stands gracefully upon a moon disc and lotus. He is adorned with the five silk and eight jewelled ornaments, and wears the emblem of an...

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Face Of Vajrasattva

Face Of Vajrasattva

Artist : Robert Beer

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This painting shows the face of Vajrasattva (Tib. Dorje Sempa) as he appears in sexual union with his red consort, Vajragarvi (Tib. Dorje Nyema). Vajrasattva, the 'adamantine being', is peaceful and white in colour, with a sweetly smiling face and two bow-shaped eyes. He wears the dive silk and...

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Face Of Heruka Chakrasamvara

Face Of Heruka Chakrasamvara

Artist : Robert Beer

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Chakrasamvara (Tib: 'Khor-lo bDe-mchog) is an important semi-wrathful yidam deity belonging to the Highest Yoga Tantra class of deity practices. In this detail of his two-armed aspect Heruka Chakrasamvara is dark blue in colour, with one face and three bloodshot eyes. With his arms crossed he holds...

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The Syllables Of The Kalachakra Mantra

The Syllables Of The Kalachakra Mantra

Artist : Robert Beer

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Known as 'The Mighty Ten Stacked Syllables' (Tib. sPungs-yig dbang-ldan), the ten syllables of the deity Kalachakra - OM-HAM-KSHA-MA-LA-VA-RA-YA-SVA-HA - represent his entire mandala base and retinue of deities. These ten interlocking and stacked syllables stand upon a lotus that supports the discs...

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The White Tibetan Syllable A

The White Tibetan Syllable A

Artist : Robert Beer

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The syllable A is the primordial vowel sound of the Sanskrit and Tibetan alphabets, which underlies the 'rosary of speech' as mantra. This syllable is visualized at the throat chakra and is employed in the esoteric Buddhist practice of dream yoga. In the Dzogchen tradition the syllable A is a...

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The Mahasiddha Ghantapa

The Mahasiddha Ghantapa

Artist : Robert Beer

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Ghantapa, the 'bell-man', was a highly realized yogin who lived in eastern India during the reign of the ninth century king, Devapala. When Ghantapa refused to honour Devapala, the king chose to humiliate him by sending a courtesan's daughter to seduce him. This young girl first came to Ghantapa's...

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The Mahasiddha Carbaripa

The Mahasiddha Carbaripa

Artist : Robert Beer

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Carbaripa is revered in both the Buddhist and Hindu Tantric traditions. For Buddhists he is one of the eighty-four Mahasiddhas, and for the Hindus he is recognized as one of the nine great Shaivite 'Nath Siddhas', and also as a preceptor of the Hatha Yoga traditions. In his Indian Buddhist legend...

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The Mahasiddha Udhilipa

The Mahasiddha Udhilipa

Artist : Robert Beer

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Udhilipa, the 'flying siddha', was a wealthy Indian who one day gazed out of his window and saw strangely coloured cloud formations that were assuming the forms of animals. Mesmerized by this illusory display he developed a desire to fly like a cloud across the sky. Then one day the Mahasiddha...

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The Mahasiddha Luipa

The Mahasiddha Luipa

Artist : Robert Beer

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The story of Luipa, the 'fish-gut eater', appears as the first legendary figure in the biographies of the eighty-four Buddhist Mahasiddhas. Luipa was born as a prince in the island kingdom of Sri Lanka, who became king when his father died. But so great was his revulsion to worldly life that he...

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The Mahasiddha Jalandhara

The Mahasiddha Jalandhara

Artist : Robert Beer

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The term mahasiddha, meaning 'great-accomplished one', is commonly applied to a yogin or yogini who has attained both a profound realization and psychic powers. Traditionally a group of eighty-four mahasiddhas are recognized in the Indian Buddhist tradition; and these great tantric practitioners,...

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The Wheel Of Life

The Wheel Of Life

Artist : Robert Beer

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The Wheel of Life is a pictorial illustration of the Buddhist teachings on cyclic existence or samsara. In the central hub of the wheel are a pig, a cockerel and a snake, which represent the three primary poisons of ignorance, desire and aversion. In the second circle are beings that rise and fall...

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Four-Armed Chenrezig

Four-Armed Chenrezig

Artist : Robert Beer

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I made this small gouache painting in 1976. It only measures ten inches (25 cm) in size, but its 'dimension' was quite unusual for its time and many artists in Nepal later copied it. Interestingly the idea of superimposing an ethereal mandala over a natural setting or landscape was a concept that...

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The Medicine Buddha

The Medicine Buddha

Artist : Robert Beer

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The Medicine Buddha, or Medicine Guru (Skt. Bhaisajyaguru; Tib. sMan-gyi bla) is the form in which Shakyamuni manifested in order to reveal the Medical Tantras. The meditation practice of this deity is believed to cure the afflictions of body, speech and mind. He is also known as the 'King of...

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Padmapani Avalokiteshvara

Padmapani Avalokiteshvara

Artist : Robert Beer

Price : £5.95

Padmapani, meaning 'lotus-in-hand', is the main two-armed form of the bodhisattva of compassion, Lokeshvara (Avalokiteshvara). He is white in complexion and stands gracefully upon a moon disc and lotus. He is adorned with the five silk and eight jewelled ornaments, and wears the emblem of an...

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Yeshe Tsogyal

Yeshe Tsogyal

Artist : Robert Beer

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A set of thirteen B/W notecards drawn by Robert Beer that depict some important lineage masters from the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist traditions. These notecards come with envelopes, and are machine creased so they can be coloured with fine-line pens, crayons or paint before folding. Each card has a short...

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Samantabhadra

Samantabhadra

Artist : Robert Beer

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A set of thirteen B/W notecards drawn by Robert Beer that depict some important lineage masters from the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist traditions. These notecards come with envelopes, and are machine creased so they can be coloured with fine-line pens, crayons or paint before folding. Each card has a short...

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Marpa

Marpa

Artist : Robert Beer

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A set of thirteen B/W notecards drawn by Robert Beer that depict some important lineage masters from the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist traditions. These notecards come with envelopes, and are machine creased so they can be coloured with fine-line pens, crayons or paint before folding. Each card has a short...

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Milarepa

Milarepa

Artist : Robert Beer

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A set of thirteen B/W notecards drawn by Robert Beer that depict some important lineage masters from the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist traditions. These notecards come with envelopes, and are machine creased so they can be coloured with fine-line pens, crayons or paint before folding. Each card has a short...

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Shantideva

Shantideva

Artist : Robert Beer

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A set of thirteen B/W notecards drawn by Robert Beer that depict some important lineage masters from the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist traditions. These notecards come with envelopes, and are machine creased so they can be coloured with fine-line pens, crayons or paint before folding. Each card has a short...

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Abhayakaragupta

Abhayakaragupta

Artist : Robert Beer

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A set of thirteen B/W notecards drawn by Robert Beer that depict some important lineage masters from the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist traditions. These notecards come with envelopes, and are machine creased so they can be coloured with fine-line pens, crayons or paint before folding. Each card has a short...

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Khedrub Je

Khedrub Je

Artist : Robert Beer

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A set of thirteen B/W notecards drawn by Robert Beer that depict some important lineage masters from the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist traditions. These notecards come with envelopes, and are machine creased so they can be coloured with fine-line pens, crayons or paint before folding. Each card has a short...

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Garab Dorje

Garab Dorje

Artist : Robert Beer

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A set of thirteen B/W notecards drawn by Robert Beer that depict some important lineage masters from the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist traditions. These notecards come with envelopes, and are machine creased so they can be coloured with fine-line pens, crayons or paint before folding. Each card has a short...

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Trisong Detsen

Trisong Detsen

Artist : Robert Beer

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A set of thirteen B/W notecards drawn by Robert Beer that depict some important lineage masters from the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist traditions. These notecards come with envelopes, and are machine creased so they can be coloured with fine-line pens, crayons or paint before folding. Each card has a short...

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Vajradhara

Vajradhara

Artist : Robert Beer

Price : £5.95

A set of thirteen B/W notecards drawn by Robert Beer that depict some important lineage masters from the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist traditions. These notecards come with envelopes, and are machine creased so they can be coloured with fine-line pens, crayons or paint before folding. Each card has a short...

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