The Eight Manifestations of Guru reflect his ability to appear according to different needs and demands. In fact, they are called in Tibetan Guru Tsen Gye, the eight ‘names’ of the Guru, each manifestation demonstrates a different principle that unveils the innermost nature of mind. As Guru Rinpoche said: “Mind itself is Guru, there is no practice or meditation apart from that”.
The Guru Rinpoche has eight forms according to Buddhist mythology.
The painting reveals the Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche and the eight principle forms assumed by Guru Rinpoche at different points in his life.
- – Guru Tsokye (birth)
- – Guru Shakya Senge (ordination)
- – Guru Nyima Ozer
- – Guru Padmasambhava
- – Guru Londen Chokse
- – Guru Pema Gyalpo
- – Guru Senge Dradrok
- – Guru Dorje Drolo