Wisdom Publications: Calendar Collection



The Tibetan Art Calendars published by Schneelowe Verlagsberatung und Verlag since 1974 and the English version by Wisdom Publications beginning in 1986, feature works of Himalayan art from notable European private and museum collections. In most cases the calendars represent the only publication of these important paintings.

Each calendar comprises 13 paintings, including the cover. While the Himalayan Art Resources website does not presently have permission to exhibit digital images of each of these paintings, the historical importance of the 258 plus paintings from the last 26 calendars justifies their cataloging here. A generic placeholder image appears when a digital image of the object is not yet available with copyright approval. View current Wisdom Calendar images in the database.

Link to Wisdom Publications Tibetan Art Calendar.

2012 Calendar

Cover: Padmasambhava
1: Green Tara & the Eight Fears
2: Chaturbhuja Mahakala
3: Vajrasattva & Consort
4: Shakyamuni Buddha Previous Life Stories
5: Vaishravana Retinue Figure
6: Chemchog Heruka
7: Yama Dharmaraja
8: Shei Devi Dudsolma
9: Mahottara
10: Buddha
11: Chaturmukha Mahakala
12: Vajradhara

2011 Calendar

Cover: Chaturbhuja Mahakala
1: Arhat Abheda
2: Vajrabhairava with Vajra Vetali
3: Yama Dharmaraja
4: Shakyamuni Buddha
5: Chemchog Heruka
6: Padmasambhava
7: Chemchog Heruka
8: Guhyasamaja Mandala, Akshobhyavajra
9: Shakyamuni Buddha & the Sixteen Arhats
10: Vajrabhairava Mandala
11: Yama, Judge of Hell
12: Begtse Chen

2010 Calendar

Cover: Manjushri Riding a Lion
1: Wheel of Life
2: Drigung Kagyu Refuge Field
3: Tsongkapa
4: Amitabha in Sukhavati
5: Chakrasamvara Retinue Figure
6: Vajravarahi Mandala
7: Loden Chogse, Padmasambhava
8: Dralha, Nine Dralha Brothers
9: Vajradhara
10: Confession Buddhas, Thirty-five
11: Shambhala King, Rudrachakrin
12: Chakrasamvara Mandala

2009 Calendar

Cover: Chaturbhuja Mahakala, Solitary form
1: Amitabha Buddha
2: Trisongdetsen, Tibetan King (with footprints)
3: Sitatapatra
4: Shakyamuni Buddha displaying miracles
5: Arhat Rahula
6: Guru Dragpo Heruka
7: Dorje Drolo
8: Tsongkapa appearing from the Tushita Heaven
9: Guru Dragpur
10: Mahasiddha Virupa
11: Taglung Kagyu Lama
12: Wrathful Offerings

2008 Calendar

Cover: Vajra Nairatmya
1: Shakyamuni Buddha & Life Stories
2: Mahasiddha (Lamdre Lineage)
3: Milarepa Life Stories
4: Shakyamuni Buddha Life Stories
5: Yamantaka Heruka
6: Amitayus Buddha
7: Vajradhara & Mahasiddhas
8: Karmapa 5th, Deshin Shegpa
9: Kalachakra Mandala
10: Vaishravana Riding a Lion
11: Mahakala, Chaturmukha
12: Shambhala Pureland

2007 Calendar

Cover: Medicine Buddha Mandala
1: Vaishravana Riding a Lion
2: Taranata Kunga Nyingpo
3: Guhyasamaja Akshobhyavajra Mandala
4: Shakyamuni Buddha Narrative Stories
5: Vajravarahi Mandala
6: Medicine Buddha
7: Situ (or Shamar) Rinpoche
8: Akshobhya Buddha with Consort
9: Shakyamuni Buddha Narrative Stories
10: Vaishravana Riding a Lion Mandala
11: Green Tara
12: Kalachakra Mandala

2006 Calendar

Cover: Avalokiteshvara, 1000 Arms, 11 Faces Mandala
1: Garuda
2: Tibetan Teacher, Unidentified
3: Simhamukha, Blue
4: Shakyamuni Buddha
5: Shri Devi, Four hands
6: Mandala, Unidentified
7: Yogini Meditational Deity, Unidentified
8: Chakrasamvara
9: Medicine Buddha Mandala
10: Green Tara
11: Kalachakra Rigden, Shambhala King
12: Vajrasattva, Solitary Form

2005 Calendar

Cover: Chokyi Nyingye
1: Tara
2: Amoghasiddhi
3: Lama Jetsun Dampa
4: Shakyamuni Buddha
5: Mahakala - Three Brothers
6: Avalokiteshvara - Hari Hari Hari
7: Vajrabhairava
8: Manjushri- Namasangiti
9: Tsongkhapa
10: Two Sakya Lamas
11: Pehar
12: Dromton

2004 Calendar

Cover: Padmasambhava
1: Wheel of Life
2: Manjushri, Arapachana
3: Padmasambhava
4: Vairochana ?, Buddha
5: Padmasambhava, Oddiyana Vajradhara
6: Manjushri, White
7: Tsongkhapa (mahasiddha form)
8: Samantabhadra, Sambhogakaya
9: Yamarai, Krishna, Deity
10: Hevajra
11: Bardo Deities, Peaceful & Wrathful
12: Milarepa

2003 Calendar

Cover: Tenma chu nyi, Worldly Protectors
1: Chitipati, Enlightened Protector
2: Vairochana Buddha
3: Begtse Chen, Enlightened Protector
4: Chakrasamvara, Deity
5: Vajrayogini, Deity
6: Bhavaviveka, Indian Scholar
7: Kurukulle, Power Deity
8: Sakya Lama (Ngor Set)
9: Ushnishavijaya, Long-life Deity: inside a stupa (Nepalese)
10: (Ngor Mandala)
11: Panjarnata Mahakala, Enlightened Protector
12: Buddhakapala, Deity (Ngor Mandala)

2002 Calendar

Cover: White Tara
1: Avalokiteshvara, 1000 Hands
2: Dragpa Gyaltsen (Sakya Lama)
3: Chakrasamvara Mandala
4: Maitreya, Bodhisattva
5: Togme Zangpo (Sakya Lama)
6: Avalokiteshvara, Chaturbhuja Mandala
7: Hayagriva Heruka
8: Mandala
9: Wangdu Nyingpo (Sakya Trizin)
10: Green Tara, Activity Deity
11: Vajrayogini, Pureland
12: Sarvavid Mahavairochana Mandala

2001 Calendar

Cover: Four Deities of Kadam (lha shi)
1: Ushnishavijaya, Long-life Deity
2: Vajrabhairava, Ekavira (Sakya)
3: Kalachakra Mandala
4: Manjuvajra, Deity (Nepalese)
5: Chakrasamvara, Deity
6: Hevajra Mandalas (4)
7: Grahamatrika, Deity
8: Guhyasamaja, Akshobhyavajra Mandala
9: Mahakala, Panjarnata
10: Vajravarahi Mandala
11: Shri Devi, Magzor Gyalmo
12: Guhyasamaja Mandalas & Krishna Yamari

2000 Calendar

Cover: Virudaka, Direction Guardian
1: Nyingma Lama
2: Hayagriva (ta pag yi shen norbu)
3: Shakyamuni Buddha Jataka stories
4: Mahakala, Six Hands
5: Shakyamuni Jataka stories
6: Sherab Chamma (Bon)
7: Vajrakila, Deity
8: Hevajra, Deity
9: Shambhala King
10: Worldly Protector (Shangpa)
11: Taglung Lama
12: Nyingma lama

1999 Calendar

Cover: Vajradhara
1: Tonpa Shenrab (Bon)
2: Vajravarahi
3: Worldly Protector
4: Medicine Buddha
5: Machig Labdron, Lama
6: Gesar of Ling
7: Amitayus, Buddha
8: Wrathful offerings
9: Padmasambhava and life stories
10: Deity figure (Bon)
11: Nyingma lama
12: Manjushri, White

1998 Calendar

Cover: Vajravarahi, Krodhakali Mandala
1: Four Combined Deities (Shangpa Kagyu Guru Yoga)
2: Rahula, Protector
3: Birth of Shakyamuni Buddha
4: Padmasambhava, Dorje Drollo
5: Padmasambhava, Shakya Senge
6: Vajradhara, Buddha
7: Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (Dalai Lama set)
8: Mahakala, Chaturbhuja
9: Milarepa, Lama
10: Vaishravana, Riding a Lion (Shalu)
11: Shri Simha, Mahasiddha
12: Wrathful offerings

1997 Calendar

Cover: Kalachakra, Deity
1: Padmasambhava, Indian Adept
2: Guru Dragpur
3: Vaishravana, Riding a Lion
4: Dalai Lama, Sonam Gyatso
5: Shakyamuni & Jataka tales
6: Akshobhya Buddha
7: Maitreya, Bodhisattva
8: Vajrakila, Deity
9: Shakyamuni Buddha
10: Chemchog Heruka
11: Tsongkhapa, Lama
12: Vajrabhairava, Deity (Gelug)

1996 Calendar

Cover: Virupa, Mahasiddha
1: Mandala
2: Asanga & Vasubandu
3: Avalokiteshvara, 1000 armed
4: Worldly Deity (Begtse like)
5: Medicine Buddha
6: Arhat
7: Padmasambhava
8: Stupa
9: Vajrayogini in Pureland
10: Mandala
11: Begtse Chen, Protector
12: Female deity

1995 Calendar

Cover: Kalachakra Mandala
1: Shambhala King
2: Shambhala Pureland
3: Padmasambhava, Nyima Ozer
4: King Ralpachen, Tibet
5: Shakyamuni Buddha
6: Panjarnata Mahakala
7: Arhat (Yongle Period Style)
8: Kurukulla (red ground)
9: Shambhala King
10: Shri Devi, Magzor Gyalmo
11: Tsiu Marpo, Worldly Buddhist Protector
12: Field of Accumulation (Nyingma)

1994 Calendar

Cover: Manjushri
1: Avalokiteshvara, Khasarpani
2: Padmasambhava Guru Dragpo
3: Tibetan Yogi & Deities
4: Arhats (2)
5: Shakyamuni Buddha
6: Vaishravana, Riding a Lion
7: Vajriputra, Arhat
8: Ratnasambhava, Buddha
9: Machig Labdron, Lama
10: Padmasambhava, Lama
11: Mandala (Vajrabhairva?)
12: Milarepa, Lama

1993 Calendar

Cover: Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo
1: Padmasambhava Copper Colored Mountain
2: Vasudhara Mandala
3: White Tara, Long-life Deity
4: Medicine Buddha (medical set)
5: Maitreya, Bodhisattva
6: Guhyasamaja, Akshobhyavajra Mandala
7: Kurukulle, Power Deity
8: Padmasambhava Mandala
9: Maitreya, Bodhisattva
10: Shakyamuni & Arhats (6)
11: Shri Devi, Dorje Rabtenma
12: White Tara

1992 Calendar

Cover: Amitabha, Buddha
1: Amitayus Mandala
2: Maitreya, Bodhisattva
3: Amitabha, Buddha
4: Vajradhara
5: Shakyamuni Buddha
6: Heruka Deity (Nyingma)
7: Shakyamuni and Jataka stories
8: Vairochana Mandala
9: Naropa, Mahasiddha
10: Kalachakra Mandala
11: Mahakala, Panjarnata
12: Buddha

1991 Calendar

Cover: Mandala (nine small mandalas)
1: Amogapasha, Deity
2: Vajrabhairava with Consort (Gelug)
3: Padmasambhava, Indian Adept
4: Medical Painting (Blue Beryl)
5: Shakyamuni Buddha
6: Kalachakra Mandala
7: Green Tara, Activity Deity
8: Hevajra, Deity
9: Sarvavid Mahavairochana, Deity
10: Vaishravana Mandala
11: Shakyamuni Buddha
12: Vajrabhairava Mandala

1990 Calendar

Cover: Shakyamuni Buddha
1: Manjuvajra (Nepalese)
2: Jigme Lingpa (Nyingma Lama)
3: Lama Stupa
4: Arhats (2)
5: Chandra, Deity (Nepalese)
6: Manjushri, White
7: Amitayus, Buddha
8: Begtse Chen, Enlightened Protector
9: Shambhala King
10: Amitabha, Buddha
11: Mahakala, Panjarnata, Enlightened Protector
12: Chakrasamvara Mandala (Bhutanese)

1989 Calendar

Cover: Kalachakra Mandala
1: Amogapasha, Deity
2: Shri Devi, Magzor Gyalmo
3: Vajrapani Mandala (Sakya, Ngor)
4: Akshobhya Buddha
5: Shakyamuni Buddha
6: Hevajra, Deity
7: Sakya Lama (Ngor Lineage series)
8: Chakrasamvara Mandala
9: Shambhala King
10: Krishnayamari Mandala
11: Bardo Deities
12: Guhyasamaja Manjuvajra, Deity

1988 Calendar

Cover: Kurukulle, Power Deity
1: Purusha
2: Chakrasmavara, Donkey Faced Mandala
3: Heruka, Nyingma
4: Shakyamuni Mandala
5: Shakyamuni Buddha
6: Hevajra Mandala
7: Manjukirti, King (Panchen Lama set)
8: Pancharaksha Mandala
9: Bakula and Rahula, Arhats
10: Medicine Buddha
11: Achala, Deity
12: Lokeshvara, Deity

1987 Calendar

Cover: Shambhala Kingdom
1: Vaishravana, Direction Guardian
2: Shakyamuni & 35 Confession Buddhas
3: missing
4: Avalokiteshvara, Chaturbhuja
5: Amitabha Buddha Pureland
6: Trisongdetsen, King
7: Vajrayogini Mandala (Sakya)
8: Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo (4 lama set)
9: Vajrasattva & Pureland
10: Damarupa, Indian Adept (Ngor set)
11: Peaceful-Wrathful Mandalas
12: Yogambara Mandala (Ngor)


1986 Calendar

Cover: Shantideva, Indian Scholar
1: Vajradhara, Buddha
2: Gunaprabha, Indian Scholar
3: Mahottara Mandala (Nyingma)
4: Dignaga, Indian Scholar
5: White Tara, Long-life Deity
6: Chakrasamvara, Deity, Kanha Lineage
7: Asanga, Indian Scholar
8: Virupaksha, Direction Guardian
9: Amitabha, Buddha
10: Aryadeva, Indian Scholar
11: Protection Chart
12: Samantabhadra, Buddha with peaceful wrathful deities





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