Tibetan Thangka - Buddha Life A thangka is a painting on silk with embroidery, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala of some sort. Images of deities can be used as teaching tools when depicting the life (or lives) of the Buddha, describing historical events concerning important Lamas, or retelling myths associated with other deities.
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.