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.
Vajrasattva, the Buddha of purification embraces his consort Vajramamani indicating that purification practice leads to the ultimate experience of bliss. In his right hand he holds the vajra, symbolic of spiritual awakening and the method aspect of the path to enlightenment. In his left, he holds the bell, symbolic of the penetrative insight into the...
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...
also known as tangka, thanka