Item: Indian Teacher - Sukhasiddhi

རྒྱ་གར་གྱི་མཁས་པ། མཁན་ཆེན། 印度的祖师
(item no. 73429)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Shangpa Kagyu
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Lay Person

Gender: Female

Sukhasiddhi (11th century): a principal female teacher of Kedrup Khyungpo Naljor, founder of the Shangpa Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism.

"...in the middle of a vast palace of great liberation, above a lion throne, white lotus and full moon, is the root guru, pristine awareness dakini, Sukhasiddhi, white, with a red radiance; the hair in tresses, gazing with three wide staring eyes. The right hand holds a nectar filled skullcup. The left performs a mudra indicating non-arising; with bone ornaments, in a manner with the two feet in a dancing posture, having a body of pristine awareness dwelling in an expanse of rainbow light." (Shangpa Kagyu Liturgical verse).

Jeff Watt 10-2003

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