Karma Pakshi Masterworks
Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description (below)
- Karmapa Main Page
- Karmapa (Early Paintings)
- Confusions: Rangjung Dorje, Wangchug Dorje, Terdag Lingpa
- Lineage Teacher performing the Teaching gesture
- Iconic pose with a goatee and two hands placed over the knees
- Guruyoga pose holding a vajra and peg
Kar ma pa Biographical Details
Karma Pakshi, the 2nd Karmapa (1206-1283): teacher to the Mongol emperor of China and a popularly acknowledged early incarnate lama of Tibet. The figure of Karma Pakshi with the two hands extended across the knees is a shared posture with the 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje. The two can be differentiated by the appearance of a goatee unique only to Karma Pakshi, or by a name inscription on a painting or around the base of a sculpture.
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Jeff Watt [updated 1-2020]
Introduction to the Life of Karma Pakshi (1204/6-1283). Charles E. Manson, Bodleian Library, Oxford University. Bulletin of Tibetology.