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A brief introduction to Black Jambhala featuring Thangka and Statue collections

, Black (: dzam bha la, nag po), a wealthy deity popularized in by Bari and the Kashmiri teacher Shakyashri . is known by in . Kuber is the . Originating in , he appeared from the river’s and passed on the ability to generate to a monarch whose realm was experiencing severe financial troubles at the . He also helps the impoverished and .

Applique Thangka of Vajrapani

The of is created using hundreds of hand-cut and embroidered pieces of satin and , stitched together with horsetail.  This applique is handmade by following methods of strictly adhering to the proportions of as they are laid down in scripture. About the Applique Vajrapani is revered as the embodiment of power and the keeper of the ’s . He was given the mission of vanquishing .

Appearances and Identifications of Vajrapani

is one of the earliest and most recognizable characters of . He is known for carrying a  scepter and being a close attendant to the historical according to the Mahayana . In , Vajrapani is entrusted to safeguard all of the literature and in this regard, he is known as Guhyapati – the Lord of Secrets. Different of Vajrapani Vajrapani manifests in a variety of forms and looks, ranging .
1st Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa Thangka Painting

1st Karmapa Lama – Dusum Kyenpa

Dusum Khyenpa is known as the 1st . Dusum Khyenpa is the founder of the (Kamtsang) branch of the Tradition. Dusum Khyenpa was born in Kham He served as of after and founded the . He is becoming the seat of the incarnate Karmapa . Dusum Khyenpa was the founder of the school and of its three main monasteries: Kampo Nenang Gon in 1164, .
Guhyasamāja Thangka

All about Guhyasamaja Tantra

Guhyasamja is one of ’s most fascinating, difficult, and essential personalities. It combines various important , into one sculpture. It is predominantly is call Akshobhayavajara which is the form of Akshobhaya buddha. Guhyasamja is the foremost meditational deity of the Method-father class of . Guhyasamaja has two main traditions, the Arya () Lineage, and the (Jnanapada) Lineage. There are three principal iconographic of Guhyasamaja; Akshobhyavajra (blue), (orange), and .

Sitatapatra – Goddess of the White Parasol

is known as a protector against supernatural danger in . She is venerated in both the Mahayana and traditions. She is also known as Sitatapatra. Sitatapatra is a powerful independent deity emanated by from his Usnisa. Sitatapatra is known as   Dug Kar mo in . and Sitatapatra is also known as The , Crown Ornament of the in English. of Sitatapatra Sitatapatra is white in .

King of the South – Virudhaka

Virudhaka is a major deity in . Virudhaka is a symbol of and progress. Virudhara is the ruler of the wind. His sword is to protect and also to symbolize power over . Virudhaka is the Guardian of the Southern Direction. Virudhaka, leader of the , is a worldly guardian worshipped as a protector. He lives on the south side of the lower slopes of in the Heaven of the .

Deity and Divinities of Nyingma Tradition

Tradition is the old school of is the name given to the followers of those original translations of the of the into . The Nyingma teachings are divided into the Long Transmission (Tib. ring gyü) of the and the Short Transmission (Tib. nyé gyü) of Terma; other teachings were received by directly in Pure Visions (Tib. dak nang) from deities or , in experiences or in dreams. .

The 9 Vehicles of Nyingma Tradition By Alak Zenkar Rinpoche

Our teacher, the fourth guide of this fortunate eon, the incomparable lord of sages, Sakyamuni, gave infinite as means to enter the of the causal and resultant vehicles, in accordance with the particular temperaments, spiritual faculties, and attitudes of disciples. Nevertheless, they may all be included within the three vehicles, which, in turn, may be further subdivided into nine successive stages. The General says: The ultimate definitive vehicle Certainly appears as .
Black Mahakala Statue Real Gold and Thangka Color

All about Wisdom Protector – Mahakala

is a male deity. He is the protector deity known as a in , especially most traditions, in Tangmi and in Japanese Esoteric . Maha literally translates as great and Kala signifies or death, hence Mahakala means “beyond the time” or “Great Black One“. Mahakala is a protector deity and specifically the primary Protector of and . In some cases, Mahakala can also be .