A set of twelve B/W Notecards with line-drawings by Robert Beer, which depict some of the most important Indian and Tibetan Buddhist lineage holders and gurus. The Notecards come with envelopes, and have a short biography of the lineage master depicted. Priced at £0-70 each, or £5-40 for the full set of twelve.
Vajradhara (Tib. Dorje Chang), the 'Holder of the Vajra', is the primordial Adibuddha of the Tibetan Sakya, Kagyu and Gelugpa schools, the Dharmakaya aspect of the Buddha who manifested in order to transmit the tantric teachings. Vajradhara is the Sixth Buddha, or Lord, of the Five Enlightened Families, and in the Kagyu tradition he is recognized as the source of the Mahamudra teachings that were revealed to the first human guru, Tilopa. Vajradhara is dark blue in colour, and with his arms crossed in vajrahumkara-mudra he holds the method and wisdom attributes of a vajra and bell in his right and left hands.
© text by Robert Beer