Original buddhist Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) thangka
Artwork method: hand made thangka painting on canvas traditionally framed with high quality Nepalese brocade.
Size with brocade: approx. 55×85 cm / 22×34 inches.
Visible part of painting: approx. 27×37 cm / 11×15 inches.
The thangka is blessed (sacred) by our Lama teacher following the Tibetan Buddhist traditions.
Padmasambhava means ‘Lotus-born’, which refers to Guru Rinpoche’s birth from a lotus in the land of Oddiyana. Guru Rinpoche, the ‘Precious Master’, is the founder of Tibetan Buddhism and the Buddha of our time. Whereas Buddha is known primarily for having taught the teachings of the sutra vehicle, Padmasambhava came into this world, and to Tibet in particular, in order to teach the tantras. While Buddha Shakjamuni exemplifies the buddha principle, the most important element in the sutrayana path, Padmasambhava personifies the guru principle, the heart of Vajrayana Buddhism, and he is therefore known as the ‘second Buddha’.