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Samantabhadra

Samantabhadra

Artist : Pema Dorje

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Samantabhadra, the 'all good' or 'ever perfect', is the primordial Buddha of the ancient Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, or the pure dharmakaya aspect from whom the highest tantric lineages arise. He is often depicted in a trinity with Vajrasattva and Garab Dorje, who represent the...

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Green Tara

Green Tara

Artist : Sundar Sinkhwal

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Green Tara, the 'Liberator or Saviouress', is the principal female bodhisattva of compassion and the 'Mother of all the Buddhas'. She protects all beings from the eight great fears of samsara or cyclic existence: fire (anger); floods (attachment); lions (pride); elephants (ignorance); imprisonment...

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Green Tara

Green Tara

Artist : Devendra Man Sinkhwal

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Green Tara, the 'Liberator or Saviouress', is the principal female bodhisattva of compassion and the 'Mother of all the Buddhas'. She protects all beings from the eight great fears of samsara or cyclic existence: fire (anger); floods (attachment); lions (pride); elephants (ignorance); imprisonment...

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Shakyamuni Buddha

Shakyamuni Buddha

Artist : Pema Dorje

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The historical Buddha of our present era, Shakyamuni, is depicted here seated in vajra-posture upon a moon disc, multicoloured lotus, and an ornate throne that is supported on each of its four sides by a pair of lions. Shakyamuni is golden in colour and wears the three red robes of a Buddhist monk....

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The Eight Medicine Buddhas

The Eight Medicine Buddhas

Artist : Sunlal Ratna Tamang

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The assembly of the Eight Medicine Buddhas depicts the image of Bhaisajyaguru, the Medicine Guru, surrounded by his 'six brothers' and Shakyamuni Buddha. All eight of these figures wear the three monastic robes and sit in vajra-posture upon a moon disc and lotus, with only their specific colours...

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Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara

Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara

Artist : Phunsok Tsering

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Avalokiteshvara with a thousand hands and a thousand eyes (Tib. sPyan-ras-gzigs phyag-ston spyan-ston) is also known as Mahakarunika, the 'great compassionate one'. He is white in colour, adorned with the eight jewel and five silk ornaments, and he stands upon a moon disc and a lotus. His eleven...

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H.H. Dalai Lama

H.H. Dalai Lama

Photo : Clive Arrowsmith

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Clive Arrowsmith photographed this portrait of His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his Holiness's visit to London in April 1988. The text on the back of this card reads: The Compassionate Holder of the White Lotus, His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet....

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H.H. Dalai Lama Giving Kalachakra Initiation

H.H. Dalai Lama Giving Kalachakra Initiation

Photo : Brian Beresford

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This portrait of His Holiness the Dalai Lama was photographed at the Kalachakra Initiation Ceremony, held at Rikon Monastery in Switzerland in 1985. His Holiness is seated upon his throne with his fingertips joined together in prayer as he holds his ritual implements of a vajra and bell in his...

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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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Shakyamuni Buddha

Shakyamuni Buddha

Artist : Jamyang, Dharamsala

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Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha of our present era, is depicted here with his two main disciples, Maudgalyayana and Shariputra, who respectively stand to his right and left. These two attendant disciples wear the three monastic robes and carry the monk's attributes of a blue alms-bowl and an iron...

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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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Simhamukha

Simhamukha

Artist : Phunsok Tsering

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Within the Nyingma tradition the ‘Lion-faced Dakini’ Simhamukha (Tib. seng ge dong ma) is an important yidam or meditation deity of the wisdom or ‘mother class’ of tantras, and recognized as a wrathful manifestation of Guhyajnana Dakini, the ‘Secret wisdom dakini’, who was the main female teacher...

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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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White Tara

White Tara

Artist : Cho Tsering

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White Tara and Green Tara are believed to have been born from the tears of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion. Tara is the 'Liberator or Saviouress', and in her white aspect as 'seven-eyed' (saptalocana) Tara she is one of the three principal long-life deities that are invoked for...

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