Item: Teacher (Lama)

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 31763)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Yale University Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Chokyi Gyatso of the Karma Kamtsang Tradition. [It is likely to be one of either two famous teachers, tre bo chos kyi rgya mtsho or ngag dbang chos kyi rgya mtsho the 2nd Karma Thrinlepa. Both are dated to the 15th and 16th centuries. P5152 or P1457].

At the top center is Amitayus Buddha, red in colour, seated in vajra posture. On the left side is a Tibetan King wearing layered garments, boots and holding a Dharma Wheel. On the right side is a bodhisattva-like figure, seated in a relaxed posture.

At the bottom center is Bernagchen Mahakala. On the right side is the female mountain deity Tashi Tseringma. On the left side is the male worldly protector Vaishravana Riding a Lion.

Jeff Watt 3-2013

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