|Date Range||1700 - 1799|
|Lineages||Drukpa (Kagyu) and Buddhist|
|Collection||U. of Michigan Museum of Anthropology|
|Catalogue #||#17490, Koelz Collection|
Amitayus, Buddha (Tibetan: tse pag me. English: the Enlightened One of Immesurable Life) Lord of Limitless Life and Pristine Awareness, the Sambogakaya aspect (Enjoyment Body) of Buddha Amitabha.
Common to all traditions of Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhism Amitayus primarily belongs to the three lower Tantra classifications. In the Nyingma tradition he has both Kama (Oral) and Terma (Treasure) lineages of practice.
Rechungpa, the famous student of Milarepa, recieved a special practice tradition of Buddha Amitayus from Tipu Pandita while on a trip to India. Upon his return he passed the tradition on to Milarepa. At the top register observe that Rechungpa is seated on the right of Buddha Amitabha with Milarepa on the left.
Jeff Watt 8-2005