• Buddha Thangka

    Buddha
    Thangka

    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.

  • High Quality Thangkas

    High Quality Thangkas

    A collection of some the best thangkas in our gallery. Painted by Lamas and highly experienced artists.

  • CHENREZIG

    Chenrezig
    Thangkas

    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.

  • Kalachakra Mandala

    Kalachakra
    Mandala

    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.

  • Wrathful-Deities

    Wrathful Deities Thangkas

    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.

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Thangka?

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.

Process of Painting

  • Painted on cotton or silk canvas.
  • The paint consists of pigments in a water soluble medium.
  • Both mineral and organic pigments are used, tempered with herb and glue solution (distemper technique).
  • A thangka painting is highly geometric.
  • Each element is laid out on a systematic grid of angles and intersecting lines.
  • The process seems very methodical, but often requires deep understanding of the symbolism involved to capture the spirit of it.
  • Thangka often overflow with symbolism and allusion.