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About Padmasambhava

Padmasambhava (Tib.: ) is the Indian founder of in . In the 11th century with the rise of the Revealed Treasure tradition (Tib.: terma) the of Padmasambhava took on cult status. Hundreds of new deity of Padmasambhava were created representing all aspects of and activity; , wrathful, male, female, , power, , etc.

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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. .

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 .

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 .

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 .

Who is Padmasambhava?

For 2,500 years have considered with awe the achievement of . What induces such tremendous respect in them is not just that he gained , but that he did so without a teacher. Contemplating the difficulties that the had to overcome has given a very great appreciation of the value of a spiritual teacher. As developed, and the three yanas unfolded, the role and significance of the spiritual teacher .

The Lineage Tree – visualization of Refuge Tree

has such a unifying symbol, known variously as a Refuge assembly, Field of Merit, or . It is known as a Refuge assembly because it is a visualized gathering of figures representing the three Refuges. It is known as a Field of Merit because by visualizing a great array of figures and then making to them, and by performing other skillful actions, such as committing oneself to  .

The origin of the Graphic Arts of Buddhism

 is the artistic implementations  that are perused by  . It includes media which idolize  , and other of remarkable figures, both and mythical. Buddhist art explains the scenes from  the lives of all of the  and other graphic that helps to practice as well as physical objects connected with Buddhist practice, such as ,  and  . Buddhist art originated on the  following the historical life of , 6th to 5th century .

The Magic of Composition in Tibetan paintings

By the the painter sat down to begin the sketch he already had in the main contents and of the . Usually, the patron had indicated to the painter precisely which deities he wanted to be depicted. Sometimes the patron also furnished a diagram that showe the names and relative positions of each figure in the , such diagrams often having been composed by the of the patron. When the .