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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

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…

distemper on x cm Dakini, “Sky Walker,” or ”Sky Dancer,” a term used to identify a woman who is accomplished in Tantric Buddhist practices.

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.

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.