Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama)

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 65572)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Bon
Material Metal
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Rinchen Gyaltsen, Menri Tridzin: the 2nd Throne Holder of Menri Monastery (1415-1446), seat of the Bon religion. Tashi Menri Monastery was founded by Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen in 1405 and his main student was Rinchen Gyaltsen.

Jeff Watt 10-2005

lhun po'i sku la bslab gsuM nyi ma shar/ tshangs pa'i gsungs gi lung rigs 'brug sgra sgrog/ sgrib med thugs la mkhyen brtse'i shes rab rgyas/ rgyal ba'i bstan pa phyog bcur rgyal mtshan phyar/ dpaldan [=dpal ldan] bla thugs dgongs rdzogs pa dang/ rin chen rgyal mtshan phrin las rgyas nas kyang 'di'i dge bso 'gro rnaMs sangs rgyas shog/ sbyin bdag rong po sbyin pa rgyal mtshan kyis/ sgrib gnyis byang zhing tshogs gnyis rdzogs pa dang/ bla med theg pa chen po'i sa thob shogs/ nang rdzong byin brlabs can gsal//

Tibetan Printed Script (Uchen)
English Transliteration: Lengthy inscription on the back and the bottom is marked with a swastika.

Secondary Images
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