Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Deity: Maitreya (Meditational Deity)

Maitreya Iconography

Maitreya is primarily depicted in art as a bodhisattva figure or a buddha from the Mahayana sutra tradition. There are very few forms of Maitreya adopted as meditational deities in Vajrayana Buddhism.

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description
- Seated Form (Rinjung Lhantab)
- Standing Form (Rinjung Lhantab)
- Three Faces Form (Narthang)
- Confusions
- Others...

- Maitreya Bodhisattva
- Bodhisattva: Three Definitions

Ocean of Sadhanas:
120. Maitreya, Arya, Yellow with Three Faces and Four Hands

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Jeff Watt 12-2020