• 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.

  • Manjushri - “God of Divine Wisdom". He carries the sword of wisdom and light in his right hand and Prajnaparmita manuscript “the book of Divine Wisdom" on his left on the lotus blossom. His left hand will be in teaching gesture (Jnan Mudra).

  • 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...

  • Vajrasattva is the esoteric aspect of the bodhisattva Samantabhadra and is commonly associated with the student practitioner who through the master's teachings, attains an ever-enriching subtle and rarefied grounding.

  • 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).

  • Yamāntaka is a Sanskrit name that can be broken down into two primary elements: Yama, the name of the god of death; and antaka, or "terminator". Thus, Yamāntaka's name literally means "the terminator of death". 

  • 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...

  • 4 ARMED CHENREZI - The Mantra of Chenrezi is "OM MANI PADME HUM".

  • 1000 Armed Avalokiteshvara is the Bodhisattva of the Great Compassion. Avalokiteshvara is in a form known as 1000-armed eleven-headed lokeshvara. this beautiful piece is painted in full gold.

  • White Tara represents the enlightened and liberating activity of all the Buddhas.

  • 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. 

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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.