Painting of a Buddha is called in Sanskrit a "Buddharupa," meaning "the form of an Enlightened One." The Buddhist art of Nepal and Tibet illustrates this inner reality, which has remained unchanged for millennia.
A collection of some the best thangkas in our gallery. Painted by Lamas and highly experienced artists.
If we rely on this Sadhana (practice) of Lokeswara and recite the Mantra "Om mani pad me hum" with strong faith and devotion we will definitely achieve the realization of great compassion and supreme Buddha hood.
Kalchakra is a Sanskrit word for “Wheel of Time.” It is a complete, elaborately detailed, cosmology. It is founded in a tantric cosmogony – a traditional sacred explanation of the creation and structure of all. In the description, the microcosm that is man is not different from the macrocosm that is the Universe. Besides these two very complex “maps” – one outside us, the other inside us, there is given a method – a way to practice and apply this knowledge, in order to achieve ultimate happiness.
In Buddhism, wrathful deities are enlightened beings who take on wrathful forms in order to lead sentient beings to enlightenment. They are a notable feature of the iconography of Mahayana Buddhism and of Tibetan Buddhism, and other Vajrayana traditions in particular. A wrathful deity is often an alternative manifestation of a bodhisattva or other normally peaceful figure, making the representations of all human vices and atrocities. True to their name, in Tibetan art, wrathful deities are presented as fearsome, demonic beings adorned with human skulls and other bone ornaments.
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...
Known as Tsongkhapa (1357–1419), usually taken to mean "The Man from Onion Valley", was a famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism whose activities led to the formation of the Geluk school. He is also known by his ordained name Lobsang Drakpa (blo bzang grags pa) or simply as Je Rinpoche (rje rin po che).
The Wheel of Life, a classical image from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition depicts the psychological states, or realms of existence, associated with the unenlightened state. A powerful mirror for spiritual aspirants, the wheel of deluded existence is often painted to the left of Tibetan monastery doors; it offers an opportunity for monks and pilgrims alike...
Vajradhara (Sanskrit: वज्रधार Vajradhāra, Tibetan: རྡོ་རྗེ་འཆང། rdo rje 'chang (Dorje Chang);Javanese: Kabajradharan; Japanese: 執金剛; Chinese: 金剛總持 English: Diamond-holder) is the ultimate primordial Buddha, or Adi Buddha, according to the Gelug and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
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.
The main deity in the centre of the thangka painting is Cherenzi (Tibetan) a very popular bodhisattva. He has many names and appearances: Avalokiteshvara, the generic name means “Merciful Lord who looks on humanity filled with compassion.” Lokeshvara is more easily pronounced and is often used in Nepal. Kuan Yin in Chinese and Kanon in Japanese.
also known as tangka, thanka