Tibetan Sacred Art
In the sacred art of the Himalayas are represented thousands of deities. Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and both peaceful and wrathful Gods and Goddesses are painted, according to the descriptions of ancient Tibetan Buddhist texts, by very skilled artists that still today keep this tradition alive.
Tibetan Buddhist Tantric Art
The union of male and female (yam-yum) is prevalent in Tibetan Buddhist Tantric iconography. In this thangka painting of Vajrasattva with consort the center of the mandala is taken by a object called Vajra that Vajrasattva holds with his right hand. The Vajra, initially well-known as the sceptre of Indra, it came to assume tremendous importance in Tantric philosophy and symbolism. In Tibetan Buddhism is symbol of the indestructible nature of the ultimate truth.
Sacred Buddhist Images Calendar 2021
Printed on sustainable paper and recycled materials, Sacred Images of Tibet is a beautiful wall calendar decorated with classic images of authentic thangka paintings of Buddhas, goddesses and Tantric deities with descriptions of their meaning and symbolism. Each page is embellished with a beautiful thangka painting selected by lecturer, Karma Gardri style painter, writer, and former Tibetan monk Jamyong Singye. The calendar features US and Canadian legal holidays for the year 2021, phases of…
Chakrsamvara Retinue Figures Forms & Types
Chakrasamvara has many different forms and appearances from a solitary single faced figure with two arms to a multi headed multi armed wrathful deity with a large retinue of surrounding figures.
Tibetan Wall Paintings of Mahasiddhas
Some of the most important Tibetan Buddhist monuments to have survived the ravages of history are the temples and chapels at Gyantse in Southern Tibet. In a chapel on the upper floor of the Palkhor Tsuglagkhang there exist superb wall paintings of the legendary eighty-four mahasiddhas – tantric adepts who, through effort and practice, have attained perfection and are endowed with extraordinary powers.