Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 897)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma
Size 67.31x49.53cm (26.50x19.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1999.25.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Padmasambhava (Tibetan: pema jung ne. English: the Lotus Born) from the land of Oddiyana. The main founder of Tibetan Buddhism, 8th century, surrounded by a variety of emanated forms protecting from the common sufferings of worldly existence. (From the Terma text Barche Kunsal Tugdrup).

Pemasambhava Pema Jungne Biographical Details

Jeff Watt 11-2000

sangs rgyas stong gi bstan pa’i phrin las mnga’ bdag dpa |
khyad par gsang sngags rdo rje’i srog ‘dzin rmad byung ba’i ||
rgyal dbang rig ‘dzin kA rar rten ‘dir rab bzhugs nas ||
‘jigs pa brgyad sogs zhi zhing mchog thun stsol mdzod cig |
ces pa ‘di yang bskul ngor dbyangs can dgyes pa’i blo ldan gyis bris pa dge’o ||

May this Magnificent Lord of the thousand Buddha’s teaching activities, marvelous life holder of Vajrayana in particular, remain long as an object of a victorious Vidyadhara, pacify the eight fears and bestow the supreme and common (siddhis).

Laura A. Weinstein, 2018

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Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Padmasambhava, the Second Buddha

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Padmasambhava: 'Revealed Treasure'
Padmasambhava: Terma Forms & Transference