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Buddha is Enlighted one. begins in , , about 2,600 years ago, where the man Siddharta Gautama was born. Buddha is the founder of .

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Depicting 5 Forms of Manjushri Thangka

5 forms of Manjushri
Wutaishan Mountain in is considered special for the deity/. According to oral and Chinese literature, it was who first talked about the five different of . 5 forms of are represented on each of the five peaks: central and four directions. The Five Manjushri forms are not depicted in a consistent manner. There are many iconographic differences appearing between the various be they central .

Long Life Dakini Mandarava

Mandarava Thangka Painting
is also known as The Long Life Mandarava. Mandarava was the virtuous, and beautiful princess daughter of the royal couple in Zahor. Mandarava is also known as, , . She is along with . She is one of the two principal consorts of great 8th century Indian teacher , a founder-figure of , described as a ‘’ by many practitioners. Birth Place of Mandarava Mandarava was .

Yogini Yeshe Tsogyal – Mother of Tibetan Buddhism

Yeshe Tsogyal
Tsogyal was the Mother of . Some sources regard her as a wife of , Emperor of . Her main consort was , a founder-figure of the tradition of . She is known to have revealed terma with Padmasambhava and was also the main scribe for this terma. Later, also hid many of Padmasambhava’s terma on her own, under the instructions of Padmasambhava for future generations. .

Atiśa Thangka Painting from Mid 12th century

This of is from the early to mid-12th century and features extensive inscriptions on the reverse side. Atisha was the of in northern , one of the maha that granted the learned degree of Pandita, here indicated by his yellow hat. In 1042, he traveled to at the invitation of the western Yeshe ‘Od to help purify practices there. Atisha’s authority was rooted in .

Nyingma Lineage tree thangka with explanation chart

Nyingma refuge tree - Longchen Nyingtik Lineage
The subject depicted in this is called Guruparampara, a “Line of Teachers.” It depicts the family tree of lineage, as it were, and its function is to indicate a line of descent. The meaning of this presentation is to show a refuge for believers. It creates a kind of structure with a number of deities and teachers in whom devotees take refuge, because they will help believers in the course of their .

36 measurements of Tibetan Buddhism figures

This 18th-century essay drawing is similar in content to the photographic measurements. The so-called “image measurement” is the scale of the ’s human and the scale of the figure. This may be a reference guide for the of Buddha statues in or in the 18th century. It contains 36 detailed and the text is in . The representation of the figure is not fabricated out of thin . .

Depicting the Pehar Gyalpo with 3 Geluk Masters

Pehar Gyelpo
According to myth, Gyalpo Pehar ( : རྒྱལ་པོ་དཔེ་ཧར ) is a spirit belonging to the gyalpo class. When arrived in in the eighth century, he subdued all and put them under control of Gyalpo Pehar, who promised not to harm any sentient beings and was made the chief guardian spirit of during the reign of Trisong Deutsen. The protector deity is depicted with three Geluk .

Trimurti – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva

The is a concept in in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified by the of  the creator, the maintainer or preserver and the destroyer or transformer. These three deities have been called “the triad” or the “Great ”. However, the and medieval texts of Hinduism feature many triads of and , some of which do not include Shiva. Trimurti – The supreme lords .

Lion Faced Dakini – Singhamukha Yogini

Lion-faced is a secret form of also has a relationship to Troma and the practice of . She is appropriate for clearing obstacles of the most pervasive and malignant kind and cutting through the “” of . This practice has been important in since the of . PeGyal Lingpa received this revelation directly from , appearing in a red-black form, instead of the more common dark .

Depicting the Painting of Machik Labdron and Chod Refuge

Machik Labdron and Chod Refuge
This is mid-20th-century of Machik Labdron and the Chod refuge field displaying teachers and deities. Painting Chart N°1  Asaṅga was “one of the most important spiritual figures” of and the “founder of the Yogacara school”. Traditionally, he and his half-brother are regarded as the major classical Indian exponents of Mahayana , Vijñanavada (awareness only) thought and Mahayana on path. N°2 The lineage of .