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Mandala Amitayus Buddha

Mandala Amitayus Buddha

Early Tibetan Hevajra Mandalas. Hevajra, `He' which is luminous or diamond-like," embraces his consort Nairatma, "she who is without ego." Hevajra appears in his eight-faced form, three on either side of his primary face, the eighth surmounting the others and enveloped by flames. The Lord possesses four legs: one pair holds a powerful stance, alidha, the other assumes a gesture of dance, ardhaparyanka. His sixteen arms, poised with a dancer's grace, form a halo around his torso...

Early Tibetan Hevajra Mandalas. Hevajra, `He' which is luminous or diamond-like," embraces his consort Nairatma, "she who is without ego." Hevajra appears in his eight-faced form, three on either side of his primary face, the eighth surmounting the others and enveloped by flames. The Lord possesses four legs: one pair holds a powerful stance, alidha, the other assumes a gesture of dance, ardhaparyanka. His sixteen arms, poised with a dancer's grace, form a halo around his torso...

Portrait of Jnanatapa surrounded by lamas and mahasiddhas, ca. 1350, Tibet, Riwoche Monastery, Distemper on cloth.

Portrait of Jnanatapa surrounded by lamas and mahasiddhas, ca. 1350, Tibet, Riwoche Monastery, Distemper on cloth.

Given a chance in my newest novel, Cassia's father would explain this Mandala of Vajravarahi, 14th century from Tibet.

Given a chance in my newest novel, Cassia's father would explain this Mandala of Vajravarahi, 14th century from Tibet.

guchiandra: Vajrayogini Krodha Kali (Wrathful Black Varahi) Tibet 1800 - 1899

guchiandra: Vajrayogini Krodha Kali (Wrathful Black Varahi) Tibet 1800 - 1899

latticelight: DakiniTibet18th c.distemper on cloth48 x 34.5 cm Dakini, “Sky Walker,” or ”Sky Dancer,” is a term used to identify a woman who is accomplished in Tantric Buddhist practices, as well as a whole range of Tantric goddesses, including the remarkable woman who appears at the centre of this painting. Her unusual iconography captures something of the significance of the term, which is meant to convey “the flights of spiritual insight, ecstasy, and freedom” experienced by one who has…

latticelight: DakiniTibet18th c.distemper on cloth48 x 34.5 cm Dakini, “Sky Walker,” or ”Sky Dancer,” is a term used to identify a woman who is accomplished in Tantric Buddhist practices, as well as a whole range of Tantric goddesses, including the remarkable woman who appears at the centre of this painting. Her unusual iconography captures something of the significance of the term, which is meant to convey “the flights of spiritual insight, ecstasy, and freedom” experienced by one who has…

Vajrayogini/Vajravarahi ranks first and most important among the dakinis. She is the "Sarva-buddha-dakini" the Dakini Who is the Essence of all Buddhas. nosce te ipsum: Archive

Vajrayogini/Vajravarahi ranks first and most important among the dakinis. She is the "Sarva-buddha-dakini" the Dakini Who is the Essence of all Buddhas. nosce te ipsum: Archive

Amitabha, Buddha of the West Más

Amitabha, Buddha of the West Más

TIBET Kurukulla (Red Tara), Tantric Buddhist Goddess. Central Tibet, circa 1500-99. Sakya and Ngor (Sakya) Lineages.

TIBET Kurukulla (Red Tara), Tantric Buddhist Goddess. Central Tibet, circa 1500-99. Sakya and Ngor (Sakya) Lineages.

Vajrayogini/Vajravarahi ranks first and most important among the dakinis. She is the "Sarva-buddha-dakini" the Dakini Who is the Essence of all Buddhas. nosce te ipsum: Archive

Vajrayogini/Vajravarahi ranks first and most important among the dakinis. She is the "Sarva-buddha-dakini" the Dakini Who is the Essence of all Buddhas. nosce te ipsum: Archive