Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - Medicine Buddha

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 7959)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Nyingma and Buddhist
Material Metal, Painted Face/Hair
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

TBRC: P4956

Interpretation / Description

Padmasambhava as Medicine Buddha. Acquired in North India in the early 1960s.

The Nyingma teacher Ngari Panchen (1487-1542) allegedly discovered a cache of 'Revealed Treasure' (Ngarpan Terdzo) teachings that depict Padmasambhava in many unique and varied forms. These forms primarily function as Guruyoga practices and as meditational deities. Also see the Ngar Pan Yontan Terdzo initiation card set.

The central figure of a Ngar Pan Yontan Terdzo painting can have any number of subjects such as the standard form of Padmasambhava, Medicine Buddha Padma, Vaishravana Padma, a wrathful Padma and Chaturbhuja Avalokita.

Jeff Watt [updated 3-2017, 9-2017]

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Sculpture: Padmasambhava (From Sculpture Mold)
Padmasambhava: Medicine Buddha Form
Padmasambhava: Ngari Panchen Yontan Terdzo
Collection of Private (Manhattan)