Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Marpa Chokyi Lodro

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 90142)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Kagyu
Size 38.10x55.25cm (15x21.75in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Lay Person

Gender: Male

TBRC: P2636

Interpretation / Description

Marpa Chokyi Lodro, the Translator (1012-1096): the founder of the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. At the top center is the primordial buddha Vajradhara with mahasiddha Tilopa on the left and Naropa on the right. At the bottom left is Marpa's son Dharma Dode and on the right Marpa's wife Dagmema. At the center is the yogi Milarepa.

Tibetan: Mar pa

Jeff Watt 4-2001

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