Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - (unidentified, male, monastic)

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 2204)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Drukpa (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Ngagwang Zangpo (1546-1615 [P874]). It is very likely that this set of paintings was commissioned or painted by Drokun Gawa'i Shenyen ('gro kun dga' ba'i bshes gnyen) a 17th/18th century Drugpa Kagyu Lama from Eastern Tibet [TBRC P5051]. Gawa'i Shenyen claimed to be the rebirth of Ngagwang Zangpo.

སྲིད་པའི་དངོས་པོ་ཐམས་ཅད་ལས། རྒ་ཁ་ཡང་ཀུན་ཏུ་ཕན་བདེའི་གཏེར། འགྲོ་ཀུན་དགའ་བའི་བཤེས་གཉེན་གྱིས། སྡུག་བསྔལ་སེལ་ཕྱིར་ཕྱག་ཀྱང་འཚལ།

"From the entire substance of samsara,
Even at the time of decline, remaining as a treasure trove of happiness and benefit,
The teacher who is liked by all beings,
In order to illuminate the suffering, even he would bow."

Jeff Watt & Karma Gellek 2-2017

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