Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Refuge Field (Buddhist) - Drigung Lineage

སྐྱབས་འགྲོའི་ཞིང་ངམ་ཚོགས་ཞིང་། 皈依境(佛教)
(item no. 413)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Drigung (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Size 52.07x35.56cm (20.50x14in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1996.28.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Padmasambhava (Tibetan: pe ma jung ne. English: the Lotus Born) surrounded by the 'Field of Accumulation' (Tib.: tsog shing) of the Yangzab Dzogchen lineage teachers of the Drigung Kagyu; discovered by Rinchen Puntsog (16th century), the 18th Throne Holder of Drigung Densatil Monastery.

Tibetan: Tsog shing

At the lower branch of the tree, in the center, is red Hayagriva with consort. At the left is red Ekajati with one leg. On the right is Dorje Legpa riding a goat. At the far left is Dzamar Rahula with nine faces and two hands having the lower body of a naga. On the far right side is the special 'Terma' protector Hara Nagpo with the head of a makara sea creature and the body of a naga.

Jeff Watt 11-2000

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