Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Refuge Field (Buddhist) - Gelug Lineage

སྐྱབས་འགྲོའི་ཞིང་ངམ་ཚོགས་ཞིང་། 皈依境(佛教)
(item no. 90722)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Tibet House, New York
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

The Gelugpa Field of Accumulation (Tibetan: tsog shing).

Tibetan: Tsog shing Tibetan: Lama Tsongkapa

At the center is Lama Tsongkapa wearing a yellow pandita hat. Above are the Indian mahasiddhas and Tibetan root teachers of the lineage. At the left side is the bodhisattva Maitreya surrounded by the lineage teachers of the Yogacara philosophical system. At the right side is the bodhisattva Manjushri and the lineage teachers of the Madyamaka philosophy.

Below the central figure are the significant tutelary deities, buddhas, bodhisattvas, arhats and wisdom protectors of the Gelug School.

Jeff Watt 2-2000

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