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Gelug Tradition Masterworks

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Subjects & Topics:
- Gelug Tradition & History
- Gelug Outline Page
- Confusions
- Others...

Principal Subjects of Gelug Painting in Sequence:
- Tsongkapa
- Refuge Field Paintings
- Panchen Lama Incarnation Lineage Set (Nartang)
- Dalai Lama Incarnation Lineage Set
- Vajrabhairava & Protectors
- Shri Devi Magzor Gyalmo
- Others...

Unique Gelug Topics:
- Dalai Lama
- Deity Paintings
- Drepung Monastery
- Ganden Throne Holders
- Ganden Monastery
- Hats, Gelug
- Labrang Monastery
- Number Sets
- Panchen Lama
- Potala Palace
- Protectors Outline
- Sera Monastery
- Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
- Others...

"Manjushri Tsongkapa (founder of the Gelug Tradition), sometimes called the new Kadampa) firmly established himself in the old Kadampa and propagated the teachings of the Vinaya, Sutra, Madhyamika, Prajnaparamita, Secret Tantra, etc. His vast Tradition came to cover the entire earth. He explained his view of the meanings of the Sutras and Tantras with the aid of his special Deity and his own analytical wisdom, which came from the treasure chest of very deep wisdom. Many of the unique qualities of his teachings can be clearly seen in his excellent explanations."

(Excerpt from the Opening of the Dharma, A Brief Explanation of the Essence of the Limitless Vehicles of the Buddha. Written by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro. Translated by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Gyatso, Malaysia, October 1984).

The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).