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Tibetan: Pagpa Chenrezig ('phags pa spyan ras g.zigs)

Made famous in the Sutras as a bodhisattva, an aspirant to enlightenment, in the Vajrayana system of Northern Buddhism - in the Tantra texts - he is acknowledged as a fully enlightened Buddha manifesting in a vast array of meditational forms for the benefit of all living beings.

Avalokiteshvara is the patron bodhisattva of Tibet and is included in all Tibetan Buddhist traditions. There are numerous New (Sarma) lineages and varying forms of practice that span all four tantric classifications as well as uncounted old oral traditions (Kama) and Treasure (Terma) traditions from the Nyingmapa School. [Further description and bibliography].



Avalokiteshvara Types & Forms:
- Amoghapasha
- Chaturbhuja (Four Armed)
- Chintamani Lokeshvara
- Eight Fears
- Eleven Faces (All Traditions)
- Eleven Faces, Namka Gyalpo
- Eye Clearing Avalokiteshvara
- Jinasagara
- Khasarpani
- Miscellaneous Forms
- Red Avalokita (Standing)
- Red Forms (Rakta)
- Resting in the Nature of Mind
- Shristhikantha (Rakta)
- Simhanada
- Two Armed
- Wrathful Forms
- Pagpa Lokeshvara Sculpture (108 Temples)
- Avalokiteshvara (Pema Lingpa)
- Others...

Avalokiteshvara Postures & Topics:
- Seated Holding a Lotus
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Standing Holding a Lotus (Padmapani)
- Relaxed Posture
- Thinking Posture
- Lineage Paintings
- Potalaka
- Textile
- Others...

Jeff Watt 2-2007

Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Namka Gyalpo (Gaganaraja)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Namka Gyalpo (Gaganaraja)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Sahasrabhujalokeshvara (11 faces, 1000 Hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Sahasrabhujalokeshvara (11 faces, 1000 Hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Chaturbhuja (4 hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Chaturbhuja (4 hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): (11 faces, 8 hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
(11 faces, 8 hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): (11 faces, 8 hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
(11 faces, 8 hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): (11 faces, 8 hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
(11 faces, 8 hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Sahasrabhujalokeshvara (11 faces, 1000 Hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Sahasrabhujalokeshvara (11 faces, 1000 Hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Namka Gyalpo (Gaganaraja)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Namka Gyalpo (Gaganaraja)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Chaturbhuja (4 hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Chaturbhuja (4 hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Sahasrabhujalokeshvara (11 faces, 1000 Hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Sahasrabhujalokeshvara (11 faces, 1000 Hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Chaturbhuja (4 hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Chaturbhuja (4 hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Chaturbhuja (4 hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Chaturbhuja (4 hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Shristhikantha
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Shristhikantha
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Sahasrabhujalokeshvara (11 faces, 1000 Hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Sahasrabhujalokeshvara (11 faces, 1000 Hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Shristhikantha
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Shristhikantha