An image of Padmasambhava on an initiation card, Tibet, 19th Century. Padmasambhava is regarded as the founder of the Nyingma tradition. The Nyingma tradition is the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The Nyingma tradition actually comprises several distinct lineages that all trace their origins to Padmasambhava.
Guru Rinpoche – Thangka Painting More info here: http://buddhistartsandcrafts.com/guru-rinpoche-thangka-painting-item-tp1027/ Note: The color seemed to have changed when uploaded to Pinterest site. Check our website for the original picture.
普賢菩薩騎象像-fugenbosatsukizouzou-(samanta bhadra) One of bodhisattvas. It is expressed in the figure which rides on a white elephant and joins the palms together. It means being a bodhisattva who explains the mercy and intellect of the Buddha and saves people. As for 普賢菩薩, being enshrined beside 釈迦如来(Shaka Nyorai) is common. 大倉文化財団(ookurabunkazaidan)
Padmasambhava. Buddhist Tangka. Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava
Kannon - The Japanese Bodhisattva of compassion.
Gurhu Padampa Sanggye - The Treasury of Lives: Biographies of Himalayan Religious Masters. A teacher who travelled through Tibet
Kokuzo Bosatsu (Akasagarbha), Kamakura period, 13th century, Important Cultural Property of Japan
Portrait of Atisha, Tibetan Buddhist Kadampa Thangka, ca. 1100, Tibet
Vajravarahi: Dorje Phakmo, the Diamond Sow, a fierce aspect of Vajrayogini, regarded as the queen of the dancing, wrathful dakinis. Vajravarahi represents passion and compassion, and ignorance as well as the wisdom of the all-encompassing matrix from which all phenomena unfold. She appeared to Padmasambhava in The Rugged Forest of Parushakavana charnel ground, and blessed him.
Beautiful pure gold Buddha (detail). This thangka was painted by one of the most appreciated artist in Kathmandu and friend of our school of art.