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Nyingma Assembly Tree (Dudjom Tersar)

Nyingma Assembly Tree (Dudjom Tersar)

Artist : Chewang Dorje

Price : £0.70

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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Padmasambhava And His Eight Manifestations

Padmasambhava And His Eight Manifestations

Artist : Sunlal Ratna Tamang

Price : £0.70

At the centre of this gold on vermilion thangka is the 'Lotus-born' Guru, Padmakara or Padmasambhava (Tib. Padma-'byung-gnas), who is flanked on the left by his Tibetan consort Yeshe Tsogyal, and on the right by his Indian consort Mandarava. At the top centre is Amitabha Buddha, and then circling...

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Kurukulla

Kurukulla

Artist : Unknown Artist

Price : £0.70

This gold-on-vermilion thangka depicts the Dakini trinity known as the 'Three Minor Red Ones', which are listed in the 'Thirteen Golden Dharmas' practiced in the Tibetan Sakya School tradition. These three subjugating goddesses are Kurukulla, Vasudhara, and Tinu, who are all youthful, lusty,...

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Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara

Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara

Artist : Ajay Lama

Price : £0.70

Avalokiteshvara (Tib: spyan-ras-gzigs), the 'Lord who ceaselessly gazes over the realms of existence', is the bodhisattva of great compassion. In his four-armed white aspect he is the recognized as the patron deity of Tibet who successively manifests in the bodily form of the Dalai Lama. He sits in...

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Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara

Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara

Artist : Pemba Lama

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Avalokiteshvara (Tib: spyan-ras-gzigs), the four-armed bodhisattva of great compassion sits in vajra-posture upon a white moon disc and a multicoloured lotus. He is white like an autumn moon and his beautiful body is adorned with the five silk garments and eight jewelled ornaments of a sambhogakaya...

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The Wheel Of Life

The Wheel Of Life

Artist : Robert Beer

Price : £0.70

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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Vajrasattva

Vajrasattva

Artist : Pema Dorje

Price : £0.70

Vajrasattva, 'the vajra-hero', is a yidam or meditational-deity whose practice is commonly employed to purify the defilements of body, speech and mind. This visualization practice is believed to be particularly effective in overcoming the emotional delusions of anger and hatred. A hundred thousand...

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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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Manjushri

Manjushri

Artist : Unknown Artist

Price : £0.70

Manjushri is the bodhisattva of wisdom who embodies the discriminating awareness of all the Buddhas. He is golden-orange in colour and sits in vajra-posture upon a moon disc, a multicoloured lotus and a lion throne. He is as youthful as a sixteen-year-old, adorned with the five silk and eight jewel...

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Amitayus

Amitayus

Artist : Chewang Dorje

Price : £0.70

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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Padmasambhava

Padmasambhava

Artist : Unknown Artist

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Padmasambhava, the 'Lotus-born' or 'Precious Guru' (Guru Rinpoche), is the great eighth century Indian scholar and tantric master who is renowned for his role in establishing Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet. His complexion is flesh-coloured, and he sits in a posture of royal ease upon a...

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Long Life Trinity

Long Life Trinity

Artist : Unknown Artist

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Amitayus (Tib. Tshe dpag-med), the red bodhisattva of 'Infinite Life', is depicted at the centre of this thangka, as he sits in vajra-posture upon a moon disc and a lotus. His hands rest upon his lap in the gesture of meditation as he holds a jewel-topped flask containing the nectar of immortal...

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Jinasagara (Red Chenrezig)

Jinasagara (Red Chenrezig)

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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White Avalokiteshvara

White Avalokiteshvara

Artist : Siddhimuni Shakya and Surendra Man Shakya

Price : £0.70

Above a lake, and upon a convoluted circular leaf, lotus and moon disc, stands the white bodhisattva of compassion, Lokeshvara - the 'Lord of the Worlds'. Lokeshvara (Avalokiteshvara) has a hundred and eight different manifestations in the Newar Buddhist tradition, and here he appears as white...

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Maitreya Buddha

Maitreya Buddha

Artist : Siddhimuni Shakya

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Maitreya, meaning 'Loving kindness', is the great bodhisattva who is destined to become the Buddha of our next era, and the fifth in line of the thousand Buddhas of the great epoch. At present he resides in his Pure Land, which is known as Tushita (Tib. Ganden), and he may be represented either in...

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Padmapani Avalokiteshvara

Padmapani Avalokiteshvara

Artist : Siddhimuni Shakya

Price : £0.70

This exquisite chiaroscuro painting of Padmapani Lokeshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion, was the last painting made by the great Newar artist, Siddhimuni Shakya. This monochrome painting has been rendered through a very subtle technique of ink shading, where all the luminous highlights are...

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Face of Padmapani Avalokiteshvara

Face of Padmapani Avalokiteshvara

Artist : Siddhimuni Shakya

Price : £0.70

This detail from an exquisite black and white painting by the great Newar artist, Siddhimuni Shakya, depicts the face of Padmapani Lokeshvara, the 'Lotus-holding Lord of the World'. Lokeshvara, or Avalokiteshvara, is the bodhisattva of great compassion, who has a hundred and eight different...

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Face of Four-arm Chenrazig

Face of Four-arm Chenrazig

Artist : Ajay Lama

Price : £0.60

This detail of a painting by Ajay Lama shows the face of Sadaksari Avalokiteshvara, the four-armed bodhisattva of great compassion. His two principal hands are palms-folded in anjali-mudra as he clasps a wish-fulfilling blue gem in front of his heart, while with his other two right and left hands...

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Standing Avalokiteshvara

Standing Avalokiteshvara

Artist : Dinesh Charan Shrestha

Price : £0.70

This exquisite painting depicts Avalokiteshvara (Tib: Chenrezig), the bodhisattva of compassion, in the form of Red Padmapani, the 'Holder of the Lotus'. He stands gracefully upon a moon disc and a multicoloured lotus that arises from a lake. He wears the eight jewel ornaments and five silk...

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Sarasvati

Sarasvati

Artist : Dinesh Charan Shrestha

Price : £0.70

Sarasvati, meaning 'flowing water', is both a Hindu and Buddhist goddess of learning and knowledge, who is especially venerated within the arts of music, singing, poetry and speech. The Sarasvati was once a great Indian river that dried up long ago, but its invisible presence is identified with the...

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Ardhanarishvara

Ardhanarishvara

Artist : Uday Charan Shrestha

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Ardhanarishvara, 'the Lord who is half-woman', is a representation of the great Hindu god Shiva (Mahadeva), who is united with his consort or shakti, Parvati (Umadevi), in one body. The right half of Ardhanarishvara's body depicts Shiva's white male form, as he holds aloft his attributes of a...

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Hevajra

Hevajra

Artist : Dinesh Charan Shrestha

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Hevajra is a yidam deity that belongs to the Highest-Yoga class of 'mother-tantras', and he is represented here in his form as 'Weapon Hevajra' (Ayudha Hevajra), with eight faces, four legs, and sixteen arms - each of which holds a specific implement. Hevajra is blue-black in colour and with his...

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Troma Nagmo (Dudjom Troma)

Troma Nagmo (Dudjom Troma)

Artist : Chewang Dorje

Price : £0.70

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

Price : £0.70

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

Price : £0.70

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

Price : £0.70

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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Ganesh

Ganesh

Artist : Dinesh Charan Shrestha

Price : £0.70

Seated upon a lotus, a silver moon disc, and a roaring white lion is the ten-armed form of Ganesha, the elephant-headed 'remover of obstacles', who appears here as Heramba Ganapati, the protector of the poor and weak. His complexion is white, and his five elephant heads are coloured white (centre),...

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Machig Labdron

Machig Labdron

Artist : Unknown Artist

Price : £0.70

Machig Labdron (circa 1055-1152) was the yogini who instigated the Tibetan Chod lineage of practice, and her guru was the Indian yogin, Phadampa Sangye. The Chod or 'cutting practice' is based upon the perfection of wisdom (Skt. Prajnaparamita) tradition, whereby strong attachments are overcome...

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Vasundhara

Vasundhara

Artist : Sundar Sinkhwal

Price : £0.60

Vasudhara or Vasundhara, the 'treasure holder', is a popular Newar goddess of fertility and prosperity, and a consort of the wealth-god Jambhala. She sits in the posture of 'royal ease' on a moon disc and a pink lotus, with her left leg drawn up and her extended right foot resting upon a white...

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