Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Milarepa

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 102216)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Shechen Archives - photographs
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Lay Person

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P1853

Interpretation / Description

Milarepa, Tibet's greatest yogi and poet saint. He was a student of Marpa Lotsawa Chokyi Lordro and the teacher of Rechungpa and Gampopa. (See a comparison of other Milarepa paintings with the central figure in the same posture).

At the bottom left is Heruka Chakrasamvara embracing Vajrayogini. On the right side is Jinasagara Avalokiteshvara.

Jeff Watt 9-2009

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