Explaining Lama Teacher Gampopa

Explaining Lama Teacher Gampopa

was a teacher in the lineage, as well as a doctor and who founded the school. Lord Gampopa teaches his student Dusum Khyenpa, the 1st . Lord Gampopa is with a portion of the Thousand of this Aeon above and the lineages of and at the bottom.

The life of Gampopa

In this portion, we are going to learn about the life of Gampopa. And after that, we will learn about the short etymological description of the word Gampopa itself.

Etymology of Gampopa

Gampopa is also known as Dvagpopa.

Previously, we learn about the life of Gampopa. Now we are going to learn about the of Gampopa.

Iconography of the Gampopa

In iconography, we will learn about his posture, hand and leg gesture, and different rep[presentation of Gampopa in and statue.

  of the Gampopa

The two hands of Gampopa are placed at the heart perform the of teaching and grasp the stems of two blossoms supporting an upright gold and . The crown of the head is adorned with a red cap and he wears the orange and red patchwork robes of a fully ordained bhikshu.

Gampopa is seated with the legs folded in vajra posture. Gampopa sits atop a multi-colored lotus and lion supported ornate surrounded by spheres of radiating light.

Previously, we learn about the life of Gampopa and the Iconography of Gampopa. Now we are going to learn about depicting Gampopa

Depicting Lama Teacher Gampopa Thangka

The thangka of teacher Gampopa is from . It was made in between 1500  AD to 1599 AD. Gampopa is from  (Kagyu) lineage. The size of the is 87.00×60.33cm.  mineral pigment on and fine gold is used to color it. Presently, this painting is in the .

By Depicting this thangka, we will see how Gampopa is presented with Dakpo Da Od Zhonnu Gampopa,  and Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa, etc.

Dakpo Da Od Zhonnu Gampopa

Dakpo Da Od Zhonnu Gampopa is at the left of the thangka.  Dakpo Da Od Zhonnu Gampopa is seated in a manner.

Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa

Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa is at the right of the thangka. Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa is gazing towards his teacher and exhibiting the characteristic appearance of a protruding jaw.

In the right handheld extended across the knee, he holds a folio-style Dharma book. In the left held to the heart, he holds a lotus stem blossoming with pink petals on the left side. On the head he wears the black vajra crown, a of the , the singular shared physical characteristic of all Karmapas.

Gampopa is wrapped in a cloak he sits atop a cushioned seat above a throne surrounded by emanating rays of light.

Previously, we learn about the life of Gampopa, the Iconography of Gampopa, and depicting Gampopa. Now we are going to learn about Gampopa with 46 Buddhas.

 Gampopa with 46 Buddhas Thangka

The thangka of Lama teacher Gampopa with 46 Buddhas is from Tibet. It was made in between 1700  AD to 1799 AD. Gampopa is from  Kagyu, Drukpa (Kagyu), and lineage. The size of the painting is 81.28×57.15cm.  Ground mineral pigment on cotton gold is used to color it. Presently, this painting is in the Rubin of .

By Depicting this thangka, we will see how Gampopa is presented with Akshobhyavajra, Lokeshvara, Simhabhadra, and Dusum Khyenpa, etc.

Along the top in rows, there are 46 buddha figures all identical who is with one face and two hands. The right hand is in the mudra of witness. And the left placed in the lap in the mudra of meditation.

They are attired in the orange-red robes of a monk they sit with the legs folded in vajra posture.

Akshobhyavajra

Akshobhyavajra is at the upper left of the thangka. Akshobhyavajra is blue in color with three faces and six hands embracing the consort and seated in vajra posture.

Lokeshvara

Lokeshvara is at the right of the thangka. Lokeshvara is red in color with three faces and six hands.

Simhabhadra

Simhabhadra who is known as Haribhadra Lawa, Asanga, the buddha , a , , Namdze, and Chen Cho is in the first row in the bottom of the thangka.

The second row contains Suvarnadvipa, , , the , Nagarjuna, Pandita Kyu Yugpa, Rigpa Kyu Yugpa the younger, Palden , and Tonpa Tsultrim Bar.

Dusum Khyenpa

Dusum Khyenpa, a student of Gampopa, was the founder of the Karma (Kamtsang) branch of the Kagyu Lineage. He served as of after Gampopa and founded – becoming the seat of the future incarnate Karmapa .

Previously, we learn about the life of Gampopa, the Iconography of Gampopa, depicting Gampopa, and representation Gampopa with 46 Buddhas. Now we are going to about the presentation of Gampopa with Vajravaharahi.

Gampopa with Vajravaharahi Thangka

The thangka of Lama teacher Gampopa withVajravaharahi is from Tibet. It was made in between 1800  AD to 1899 AD. Gampopa is from Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist lineage.   Ground mineral pigment on cotton gold is used to color it.

By Depicting this thangka, we will learn about Gampopa.

 

At the lower left of the , there is the presence of . Vajravarahi is red in color with one face and two hands. On the right side of the thangka, there is the presence of Shri riding a mule embracing Bernagchen .

Previously, we learn about the life of Gampopa, the Iconography of Gampopa, depicting Gampopa, and representation Gampopa with 46 Buddhas. And finally, we learn about the representation of Gampopa with Vajravaharahi.

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