Medicine Guru Buddha Thangka

Medicine Guru Buddha Thangka

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This Thangka painting is the first composition of the seventy-nine sets of paintings of the Blue Beryl Medical Charts.

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This Thangka painting is the first composition of the seventy-nine sets of paintings of the Blue Beryl Medical Charts. The Guru of Medicine is also known by the name Vaidurya Prabha Raja, the ‘King of Sapphire Light.’ Dark blue in color, with one face and two hands he holds in the right hand a myrobalan fruit. The left hand is placed in the lap in the mudra of meditation supporting a begging bowl with the open palm. Adorned with the orange and yellow patchwork robes of a fully ordained monk, the left arm covered, he appears in the nirmanakaya aspect of a fully enlightened Buddha. In vajra posture above a moon disc, he sits on a multi-colored lotus and ornate lion supported throne. Medicine Buddha Bhaisajyaguru is depicted in the center of a colorful and complex mandala sitting inside a palace in the city of Sudarshana. The Buddha is surrounded by several Hindu and Buddhist deities, Indian rishis and Tibetan monks including Arya Nagarjuna. Other important deities and gurus are displayed in the line on top of this thangka painting as well as in other paintings of the Blue Beryl.

The central palace has four gates, each with a guardian and open to the four cardinal points. The mandala is composed of a garden of medicinal plants, minerals and other ingredients used in traditional Tibetan medicine as well as in Indian Ayurveda.

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The knowledge of Tibetan Medicine, which is known for its effectiveness in treating not only physical but also mental illnesses, was written down about a thousand years ago in the book of the Four Medical Tantras. Medical Paintings is “one of the unique features of Traditional Tibetan Medicine is that it contains a comprehensive philosophy, cosmology, and system of subtle anatomy with associated spiritual practices”. As stated by the International Academy for Traditional Tibetan Medicine (IATTM) “one of the unique features of Traditional Tibetan Medicine is that it contains a comprehensive philosophy, cosmology, and system of subtle anatomy with associated spiritual practices”. Traditional Tibetan medicine uses different kinds of ingredients such as plants, minerals, and precious metals. However, 95% of Tibetan medicine is based on herbs. The history of the Medicine Thangkas starts with Desi Sangye Gyatso (1653-1705) regent of Tibet after the passing of the 5th Dalai Lama and famous for overseeing the completion of the Potala Palace. Arranging the translation of Indian texts based on Ayurveda and inviting Tibetan physicians to pass on their oral traditions, Gyatso produced a new and revised edition of the Four Tantras, known as Blue Beryl, today considered the basis of the study of Tibetan medicine. During the draft of this important book, Sangye Gyatso commissioned a remarkable collection of seventy-nine annotated medical and anatomical paintings that illustrate the chapters of the Four Tantras. Today these Thangkas constitute a fundamental piece of educational art that interweave practical medical knowledge with Buddhist traditions. Here we display only some of these beautiful artworks, also we accept the commission of every illustration of the set. Please refer to this link for the complete list, choose the medicine thangka you prefer and Contact us to order.

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