Chenrezig Thangka, Buddha of Compassion

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Thangka Description

Material: Hand painted in Nepal by a Talented Nepalese artist on Cotton Canvas with Silk Brocade

Painting L x H: 18 x 25 inches

Scroll L x H:  34 x 52 inches

  • Chenrezig is one of the most popular of all Buddhist deities, except for Lord Buddha himself, he is beloved throughout the Buddhist world

  • He is the Bodhisattva of compassion known by different names in different lands: as Avalokiteshvara in the ancient Sanskrit language of India, as Quan Yin in China, as Kannon in Japan etc. Chenrezig is his name in the Tibetan language
  • Patron Bodhisattva of Tibet, his meditation is practiced in all the great lineages of Tibetan Buddhism
  • At his heart he holds a jewel, a symbol of universal love and compassion, symbolizing that in whatever way he manifests to benefit beings
  • His mantra is "Om Mani Padme Hum" which translates to "the jewel is in the lotus" signifying the indivisibility of compassion and wisdom
  • In his outer right hand, Chenrezig is holding beads, moving them in the way one uses a mala to count mantras. This symbolizes that there is not one moment when Chenrezig does not benefit beings
  • In the outer left hand, Chenrezig holds a lotus flower. This symbolizes that Chenrezig, actively benefiting all beings, manifests with wisdom in whatever forms are necessary
  • In the top left hand corner is Shakyamuni Buddha and the Medicine Buddha sits at the top right. Amitayus, the longevity Buddha of Infinite light and Compassion sits at the top center
  • In the lower right of the painting is a wrathful deity Vajrapani, who embodies the sacred power of the Buddhas. Vajrapani is a great protector of Buddhism
  • In the lower left of the painting sits Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Supreme Wisdom. He holds the Book of Wisdom and the flaming sword that cuts the roots of ignorance and misery
  • The three deities together —Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, and Vajrapani—are the Three Great Protectors (Tibetan: rig sum gonpo) representing Wisdom, Compassion, and Sacred Power respectively
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