Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 90739)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Bon
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Tibet House, New York
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen (1859-1933).

The 19th century was a period of tremendous scholarship and eclecticism in eastern Tibet. For the Bon religion this was best represented by the scholar and teacher Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen. Interested in all subjects, he wrote five large collections of works known as 'the Five Treasures' following the model of the earlier encyclopedic Buddhist scholar Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye.

At the top center is Pema Jungne with Jambaiyang on the left and the teacher Tsultrim Tenpai Gyaltsen on the right. At the bottom left is Trowo Pur Nag (Purba Drugse Chempa). At the right is Tugje Kundrol.

Jeff Watt 4-2003

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