Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - (Main Form)

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 51896)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Shechen Archives - photographs
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

TBRC: P4956

Interpretation / Description

Padmasambhava with various deities from the Lama Gongdu Cycle of Terma (Revealed Treasure) Teachings. Sanggye Lingpa (1340-1396) discovered the Middling Collection of Precepts, the Gathering of the Guru's Intention (Tibetan: ka du bar wa la ma gong pa du pa) in the great cave of Puri Rinchen Barwa in the year 1364.

Jeff Watt, 12-2009

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Thematic Sets
Buddhist Deity: Lama Gongdu Terma Cycle (Main Page)
Padmasambhava: Painting Masterworks
Collection of Shechen Archives: Gallery III
Buddhist Deity: Lama Gongdu (Single Composition)
Subject: Figures & Subjects in Circles