Amitabha-literally infinite light, Transcendent Buddha of the west, lord of the lotus clan. He represents the transmutation of lust into discriminating wisdom, the color of ruby, the purity of the conceptual system. He is widely known outside of tantric Buddhism as the Buddha of the blissful land Buddha verse of the west (sukhavati) and is worshipped by...
Cundi (Sanskrit: चुन्दी) is the source of all the Buddhas of past, present and future whose secret name is Great Victorious Vajra and had unimaginable power of blessings. Those who practice this bodhisattva will attain wisdom, victory in debate, harmonious and respectful family, improved relations with others, longevity, healed sicknesses, removed of...
Green Tara in beautiful Tibetan background thangka painted by Bikash Lama. Recitatal of her short Mantra OM TARE TU TARE TU RE SVAHA is believed to avoid negative karma and free oneself from old karmic bondages, reaching enlightenment for one and for the sake of all sentient beings as quick as possible.
Perhaps the most admired and discussed symbol of Buddhist religion and art is the Mandala, a word which, like guru and yoga, has become part of the English language. Its popularity is underscored by the use of the word Mandala as a synonym for sacred space in scholarship (the) world over, and by its presence in English – language dictionaries and...
also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesha's elephant head makes him easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom.
also known as tangka, thanka
A scroll-painting (with or without embroidery) usually depicting Buddhist deity, Wheel of Life or Mandala
Thangka serve as important teaching tools depicting the life of the Buddha, various influential lamas and other deities and bodhisattvas
Devotional images act as the centerpiece during a ritual or ceremony and are often used as mediums through which one can offer prayers or make requests
A religious art used as a meditation tool to help bring one further down the path to enlightenment.