Padmasambava Thangka Painting

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Thangka Description

Material: Hand painted in Nepal on canvas with Silk brocade

Painting L x H: 15.5 x 21 inches

Scroll L x H: 25 inches @ widest x 38 inches


  • Guru Padmasambhava is known in Tibet as one of the founders of of Tibetan Buddhism
  • Padmasambhava is depicted as a great tantric master who subdues harmful spirits and demons and turns them into guardians for the Buddha's Dharma
  • In Tibet Guru Padmasambhava is generally referred to as Guru Rinpoche, which means “precious master”
  • There are many legends associated with his life and stories about his alleged mystical powers abound
  • Padmasambhava's teachings were practice-oriented and emphasized the role of tantra in uncovering truth
  • His role in the transmission of Tantric teachings to Tibet was of legendary importance in shaping the genesis of Buddhism in the region

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