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Chewang Dorje

Dudjom Tersar Refuge Tree

Dudjom Tersar Refuge Tree

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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This thangka, painted by Chewang Dorje in 2003, depicts the Nyingma Refuge Tree or Merit Field assembly that is visualized in the ‘Preliminary Practices’ (ngondro) of the Dudjom Tersar or ‘New Treasures (tersar) of Dudjom’ tradition, which were revealed relatively recently by Dudjom...

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Mahottara Heruka

Mahottara Heruka

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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This powerful thangka of Mahottara Heruka (Tib. Chemchog Heruka), meaning the 'Great Supreme heruka', was painted by Chewang Dorje in 2003. Mahottara is the lord of all the wrathful 'blood-drinking' (heruka) deities, and the unified source of emanation for the hundred peaceful and wrathful deities...

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Palden Lhamo (Magzor Gyalmo)

Palden Lhamo (Magzor Gyalmo)

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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Palden Lhamo (dPal-ldan lha-mo), the 'Glorious Goddess', is the principal protective goddess of the Tibetan state, and she is depicted here in her form as Magzor Gyalmo (dMag-zor gyal-mo), the 'Queen who averts war or repulses armies'. The Sanskrit name of this 'glorious goddess' is Shri Devi or...

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Rahula

Rahula

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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Rahula, 'the seizer', is one of the three main protective deities of the Nyingma or 'ancient tradition' of Tibetan Buddhism. As the 'great god of the skies' Rahula is the deified form of Rahu, the dark 'shadow planet' that causes eclipses of the sun and moon to occur. Rahu's malefic form is also...

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White Mahakala

White Mahakala

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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White, or 'Wish-granting Gem', Mahakala is a wealth aspect of this 'great black' (mahakala) wrathful protective deity, who is white in complexion with six arms. He stands upright upon a golden sun disc and a lotus, and with his two feet he tramples upon an elephant-headed male and female Ganapati,...

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Vajrakila

Vajrakila

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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Vajrakila or Vajrakilaya, meaning 'the dagger of indestructible reality', is a powerful and wrathful yidam deity of the Nyingma tradition who embodies the destructive energy of the triple-bladed ritual dagger or kila (Tib. phur-bu), which annihilates all demonic obstacles and hindrances. He is...

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Nyingma Assembly Tree (Dudjom Tersar)

Nyingma Assembly Tree (Dudjom Tersar)

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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This Refuge Tree thangka depicts the assembly of gurus and deities that belong to the Dudjom Tersar tradition, a Nyingma terma or 'hidden treasure' transmission that was widely taught by the late Dudjom Rinpoche (1904-87). The vast Refuge Tree arises from Lake Danakosha, where Guru...

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Vajrasattva And Consort

Vajrasattva And Consort

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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Vajrasattva (Tib: Dorje Sempa), meaning 'the vajra-hero', is a deity employed mainly in visualisation practices to purify the defilements of body, speech and mind. His hundred-syllable mantra is believed to be particularly effective in pacifying the emotional afflictions of anger and hatred. In the...

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Amitayus

Amitayus

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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Amitayus is the sambhogakaya aspect of Amitabha Buddha and one of the three principal deities that are associated with long-life rituals and practices. Amitayus, meaning 'Infinite Life', is ruby-red or coral-red in colour and he sits in vajra-posture, with his hands resting upon his lap in the...

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Jinasagara

Jinasagara

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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Jinasagara (Tib; Gyalwa Gyatso), meaning 'Victorious Ocean', is an aspect of four-armed red Avalokiteshvara, whose practice as a Highest Yoga Tantra yidam deity is of particular importance in the Kagyu Traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Jinasagara is coral-red in colour, with one face and four arms,...

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Troma Nagmo (Dudjom Troma)

Troma Nagmo (Dudjom Troma)

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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Troma Nagmo (Skt. Krodha Kali), the 'Wrathful Black Dakini', is a fierce black aspect of Vajravarahi, whose visualized form is employed in the Chod practice for cutting through strong attachments, and this particular thangka belongs to the Dudjom Tersar tradition of Dudjom Rinpoche. In...

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Palden Lhamo Yab-Yum

Palden Lhamo Yab-Yum

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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This black thangka depicts the union of the main Karma Kagyu protector, Dorje Bernagchen, and Palden Lhamo in her form as Ranjung Gyalmo, the 'Spontaneously-arisen Queen'. This image of the 'Great Goddess and her Consort in Face-to-Face Union with her Consort' originates from a vision of the second...

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Palden Lhamo

Palden Lhamo

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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Palden Lhamo (dPal-ldan lha-mo), the 'Glorious Goddess', is the main protective goddess of the Tibetan state, and she is depicted here in her form as Magzor Gyalmo - the 'Queen who repulses armies'. She rides her mule across a swirling ocean of blood and fat, amidst a dark maelstrom of wind and...

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Yamantaka

Yamantaka

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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Yamantaka, the 'slayer of the lord of death (Yama)', is depicted here in his yab-yum form as Vajrabhairava, a wrathful manifestation of Manjushri, the bodhisattva of Wisdom. He is extremely fierce and blue-black in colour, with nine faces, thirty-four arms, and sixteen legs. His principal face is...

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Citipati

Citipati

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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The brother and sister 'Masters of the Charnel Ground' (Tib. Dur-khrod bdag-po) appear as skeleton deities within a funereal landscape. Together they dance upon a sun disc and lotus, the left foot of the brother resting upon a white conch shell, and the right foot of the sister resting upon a white...

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Orgyan Menla (Guru Rinpoche as Medicine Guru)

Orgyan Menla (Guru Rinpoche as Medicine Guru)

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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Orgyan or Urgyan Menla is a special aspect of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) who manifests in the form of the Medicine Buddha, Bhaisajyaguru, the supreme physician. He is slightly wrathful in appearance, with two piercing eyes, and a radiant deep blue complexion like that of the vaidurya or...

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Nyingma Protector and Yidam Deity Assembly

Nyingma Protector and Yidam Deity Assembly

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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This gold-on-black thangka depicts an assembly of twelve of the main yidam and important protector deities of the Tibetan Nyingma tradition. The iconographical designs for many of these figures are based on the drawings of an accomplished Sherpa artist and yogin-practitioner named Gomchen...

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Troma Nagmo (Gold on Black)

Troma Nagmo (Gold on Black)

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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The dynamic figure of Troma Nagmo (Tib. khros ma nag mo), the ‘Wrathful Black Mother’ (Skt. Krishna Kali, Krishna Krodhini), dominates the centre of this gold-on-black composition. She is extremely fierce, youthful and nubile like a sixteen-year-old, and black in colour like the...

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Dorje Drolo (Dudjom Tersar)

Dorje Drolo (Dudjom Tersar)

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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Dorje Drolo (rdo rje gro lod), meaning the ‘Pot-bellied Vajra’, is one of the ‘Eight Manifestations’ of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava, and the extremely fierce form he assumed at thirteen different Himalayan locations with the name of ‘Tiger’s Lair’, such as at Paro Taktsang in Bhutan. Guru...

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Karma Kagyu Protector Assembly

Karma Kagyu Protector Assembly

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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Dominating the centre of this composition are the two principal female and male protector deities of the Karma Kagyu Tradition, who appear together as ‘Mahakali and Mahakala in Face to Face Union’ (Tib. ma mgon zhal sbyor), with Dorje Bernagchen (rdo rje ber nag can), the...

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Shing Kyong and his Retinue

Shing Kyong and his Retinue

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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This exquisite gold-on-black composition shows the black lion-headed form of Mahakala with his red consort and retinue of eight protector deities, as a ‘field or realm protector’ (Skt. kshetrapala; Tib. zhing-skyong). This ferocious aspect of ‘Lion-faced Mahakala’ (Skt....

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Citipati - 'The Dancing Skeletons'

Citipati - 'The Dancing Skeletons'

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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This gold-on-black thangka of two entwined dancing skeletons, who are commonly known as Citipati, Chitipati or Kinkara, is a copy of a nineteenth century colour composition from the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The Sanskrit term citipati means the ‘Lord (pati) of the funeral...

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Vajrabhairava yab-yum

Vajrabhairava yab-yum

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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This gold-on-black composition depicts the wrathful form of Yamantaka or Vajrabhairava and his consort, with the outer, inner and secret forms of the protector Yama Dharmaraja appearing below. Yamantaka, the 'Destroyer (antaka) of the Lord of Death (Yama)', is a wrathful aspect of the...

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Six-armed Mahakala

Six-armed Mahakala

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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This gold-on-black thangka depicts the powerful protective deity Mahakala in his six-armed aspect as the principal protector of the Shangpa Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Mahakala, the ‘Great Black One’, stands in an upright posture (Skt. samapada) with his heels together as he...

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Yeshe Tsogyal and Dzogchen Protectors

Yeshe Tsogyal and Dzogchen Protectors

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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This thangka, from the Khandro Thugthik or ‘Dakini Heart Essence’ cycle of the Dudjom Tersar lineage, depicts the dakini Yeshe Tsogyal with three peaceful deities above, and the three principle protectors of the Dzogchen and ‘Revealed Treasure’ or terma tradition of the Nyingma...

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Phurba Deity Assembly

Phurba Deity Assembly

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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Amongst all the thangkas I have come across over the last many years, this particular composition by Chewang Dorje, which depicts an assembly of nine phurba-bodied deities, is the only image that I still have not yet managed to discover much about. I believe it to be based upon a...

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Guru Dragpo

Guru Dragpo

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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Guru Dragpo, the “Wrathful Spiritual Teacher”, is a ferocious meditational aspect of Guru Rinpoche, who manifested in this form when he received teachings from Vajravarahi and several other dakinis. His various practices arise from the terma or ‘Revealed Treasure’ traditions of the...

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Ekajati

Ekajati

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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Ekajati (Tib. Ral Chikma), meaning the “Single Braid or Hair-lock” (Skt. eka-jata), is a powerful female deity of Indian Buddhist origin who serves as a protector of mantras, and is regarded as the “Queen of the mamo” or wrathful mother goddesses. Along with Rahula and...

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Guru Dragpur

Guru Dragpur

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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Guru Dragpur, the “Wrathful Teacher of the phurba or Dagger”, is a special aspect of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) in his fierce form as Guru Dragpo, the "Wrathful Guru", which was first revealed as a terma or ‘Revealed Treasure' tradition practice by Drugpa Padma Karpo (1527-92), who...

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Vajrapani

Vajrapani

Artist : Chewang Dorje

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Vajrapani (Tib. Chagna Dorje), meaning "Vajra in Hand", is an embodiment of the spiritual power of all the Buddhas, and along with Avalokiteshvara (compassion) and Manjushri (wisdom) appears as one of the “Lords of the Three Enlightened Families”. As the wrathful "Lord of the Vajra Family"...

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