Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Dromtonpa

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 90505)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Kadam
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Lay Person

Gender: Male

TBRC: P2557

Interpretation / Description

Dromton, Gyalwa'i Jungne (1005-1064 A.D.) the most famous Tibetan student of Lord Atisha and also the founder of Reting Monastery pictured to the left. At the top left is Lord Atisha. At the top right is the wrathful meditational deity Achala in a standing posture.

This painting is from a famous set of paintings illustrating the previous lives of the Dalai Lama incarnation lineage.

Jeff Watt 5-2000 [updated 2-2011]

Related Items
Thematic Sets
Collection of Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Teacher: Dromton Gyalwai Jungne Page
Tradition: Kadampa Teachers (Paintings)
Incarnation Lineage: Dalai Lama Previous Births
Incarnation Lineage: Dalai Lama Painting Sets
Painting Sets: Dalai Lama (Nartang Block Prints, Miscellaneous & Partial)
Tibet: Reting Monastery
Collection of Southern Alleghenies: Teachers