Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Refuge Field (Buddhist) - Kagyu Lineage

སྐྱབས་འགྲོའི་ཞིང་ངམ་ཚོགས་ཞིང་། 皈依境(佛教)
(item no. 98406)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Drukpa (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Size 88.27x59.69cm (34.75x23.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Publication: Visual Dharma: The Buddhist Art of Tibet
Catalogue # Collection of Doris Wiener Gallery, New York City
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Vajradhara and Consort (Tibetan: dor je chang, sang gye. English: the Vajra Holder, Enlightened One). The primordial buddha, personification of the dharmakaya - truth body of enlightenment and progenitor of the Vajrayana system of Buddhism, surrounded by lineage teachers and deities. This composition is particular to Drumpa monastery, founded by Barawa Gyaltsen Zangpo, located on the border between Tibet and Bhutan.

Sanskrit: Vajradhara Tibetan: Dor je chang

Visual Dharma: The Buddhist Art of Tibet (list of image plates)

Secondary Images
Related Items
Publication: Visual Dharma: the Buddhist Art of Tibet

Thematic Sets
Buddhist Deity: Vajradhara Main Page
Subject: Refuge Field Main Page
Buddhist Deity: Vajradhara (Accumulation)
Subject: Refuge Field Masterworks
Subject: Refuge Field Art History & Composition
Subject: Refuge Field, Kagyu Page
Collection of Shelley & Donald Rubin