Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Milarepa

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 921)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Kagyu
Size 67.31x45.72cm (26.50x18in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1999.31.3
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Lay Person

Gender: Male

TBRC: P1853

Interpretation / Description

Milarepa: the great poet yogi of Tibet surrounded by life story vignettes. This composition belongs to a three painting set. It is the second, right one, of three paintings. (See detail images for each of the stories).

It has been said by a knowledgeable Tibetan informant that this painting once hung in the summer house of the 16th Karmapa in Tsurpu, Monastery, Tibet.

Mi la re pa Biographical Details

Jeff Watt 3-2001

Story Numbers:
16. The Bandit Disciple. 68a3
17. The Meeting at Silver Spring. 69a4
18. The Song of the Staff. 84b4
19. The Twenty-one Exhortations. 89b4
20. Mila's Meeting with Karchon Repa. 90b4
21. Admonishment to Dharma Wangchug. 92b6
22. The Miracle Contest on Tise Snow Mountain. 96b6
23. The Enlightenment of Rechungpa. 102a2
24. The Conversion of a Dying Bonpo. 108a3
25. Challenge from a Clever Maiden. 116a5
26. The Hunter and the Deer. 123a5
27. The Invitation from the King of Nepal. 130b1
28. The Goddess Tseringma's Attack. 134b4
29. The Conversion of Tseringma. 143b4
30. Guiding Instruction on the Bardo. 155a2
31. Tseringma and the Mudra Practice. 169a5
32. Admonishment to Repa Dorje Wangchug. 171a6
33. Mila's meeting with Dharmabodhi. 172b5

Secondary Images
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