Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Refuge Field (Buddhist) - Nyingma Lineage

སྐྱབས་འགྲོའི་ཞིང་ངམ་ཚོགས་ཞིང་། 皈依境(佛教)
(item no. 100617)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma, Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Publication: A Tale of Thangkas
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Nyingma and Karma Kagyu Refuge Field.

In a line down the central axis of the composition are lineage teachers. At the top is Samantabhadra Buddha. At the bottom of the line is Vajradhara Buddha. To his left side is Heruka Chakrasamvara. To the right side is Vajrayogini, red in colour.

At the top left is Chaturbhuja Avalokiteshvara, white, with four arms. On the right side is Amitayus Buddha, red in colour.

The row of figures 2nd from the bottom have two forms of Mahakala on the left side, a Tantric form of Lokeshvara at the center, red, with three faces and six arms, embracing a consort, followed by Shri Devi riding a donkey, and a red female figure on the far right.

Along the bottom of the composition are the worldly protectors, from left to right are, Dorje Yudronma, Ekajati, Rahula, Dorje Legpa and Tsiu Marpo.

Jeff Watt 2-1016

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Publication: A Tale of Thangkas