Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Refuge Field (Buddhist) - Drigung Lineage

སྐྱབས་འགྲོའི་ཞིང་ངམ་ཚོགས་ཞིང་། 皈依境(佛教)
(item no. 522)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Nyingma, Kagyu and Buddhist
Size 69.85x53.34cm (27.50x21in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1996.31.10
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Samantabhadra (Tibetan: kun tu zang po), the primordial buddha, is surrounded by various deities and lamas of the Drigung Kagyu lineage - the Field of the Accumulation of Merit (Tib.: tsog shing).

Tibetan: Tsog shing Sanskrit: Samantabhadra Tibetan: Kun tu zang po

"Primordial Lord of unchanging light,
Central origin of all mandalas,
Possessing the ocean of knowledge and pristine awareness;
Homage to Samantabhadra Father-Mother!" (Nyingma liturgical verse).

The horizontal mantra on the reverse of the painting reads: om a hum hri om mani padme hum. om supratishta vajraye svaha.

Jeff Watt 11-2000

Reverse of Painting
Wylie Transliteration of Inscription: om ah hum om mani padme hum. om supratishta vajraye svaha.

Special Features: (Printed script (Uchen), includes "Om Ah Hum" inscription)

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