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Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava

(Tibetan: pe ma jung ne, English: Lotus Born): the main founder of Buddhism in Tibet.

Guru Rinpoche Padmasambava was the greatest Buddhist mystic saint in 8th century India. He was invited by the Tibetan King Trisong Detsen when local spirits created supranatural obstacles to the construction of Samye , the first Buddhist monastary in Tibet. After an intensive meditation retreat in Nepal he entered Tibet subduing negative energies and political obstacles to the establishment of Buddhism in the Land of the Snows. The tales of his spiritual exploits and the profound teachings he passed to the King and 24 other disciples fill thousands of volumes.

With a steady composure gazing on all beings, white in colour with a reddish hue, one face adorned with a moustache and goatee, the right hand holds an upright gold vajra. The left hand placed in the lap holds a white skullcup filled with nectar, jewels and a long-life vase. The ornate katvanga staff of a Vajrayana mendicant decorated with white streamers rests against the left shoulder. Adorned with gold earrings and a necklace, the head is covered with a lotus hat, a gift of the King of Zahor, of silk brocade topped with a half-vajra and a single vulture feather. Attired in various robes of different colours reflecting the disciplines of the Vinaya, Bodhisattva and Mantra Vehicles, he sits atop a sun and moon disc above a multi-coloured lotus blossom rising from the blue waters of Dhanakosha lake; encircled by a rainbow sphere.

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NO. PADE002 The 8 forms of Padmasambhava

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The 8 forms of Padmasambhava

Padmasambhava (Tibetan: pema jung ne. English: the Lotus Born): the Main Founder of Tibetan Buddhism together with His Eight Manifestations.
With a steady composure gazing on all beings, white in colour with a reddish hue, one face adorned with a moustache and goatee, the right hand holds an upright gold vajra. The left hand placed in the lap holds a white skullcup filled with nectar, jewels and a long-life vase. The ornate katvanga staff of a Vajrayana mendicant decorated with white streamers rests against the left shoulder. Adorned with gold earrings and a necklace, the head is covered with a lotus hat, a gift of the King of Zahor, of silk brocade topped with a half-vajra and a single vulture feather. Attired in various robes of different colours reflecting the disciplines of the Vinaya, Bodhisattva and Mantra Vehicles, he sits atop a sun and moon disc above a multi-coloured lotus blossom rising from the blue waters of Dhanakosha lake; encircled by a rainbow sphere.
Seated to the left is the consort Mandarava holding the long-life symbols of an arrow with a mirror and streamers in the right hand and a vase in the left. At the right is the cosort Yeshe Tsogyal holding up a skull offering bowl with the left hand.

At the top center is the buddha Amitabha, Lord of the Lotus Family, red in colour, with the two hands placed in the lap supporting a black begging bowl; seated on a pink lotus. At low of Amitabha is is Padmapani (Lotus Holder) Avalokiteshvara, white with one face and two hands. The right hand performs the mudra of generosity while the left hand pressed against the seat holds the stem of a lotus blossom. Many lamas to the right and left of Padmapani Avalokiteshvara.

There are 8 main manifestations of Guru Rinpoche environ him, at the right is [1] Guru Loden Chogse, holds a damaru in the right hand and a skullcup in the left, adorned with jewel ornaments and flowing robes, at the left is [2] Guru Padma Raja (Tib.: Pema Gyalpo) in the appearance of a king holding a damaru drum in the right hand and a bowl containing an upright gold mirror in the left. Adorned with a crown and rich vestments he sits in the relaxed posture of 'royal ease.'

At the bottom of this picture, from left to the right: [5] Guru Dorje Drollo, wrathful, maroon in colour, holds a gold vajra in the upraised right hand and a black kila (Tib.: phur ba, Eng.: peg) in the left. Riding on the back of a fierce tigress he is surrounded by the flames of pristine awareness; [6] Guru Padmasambhava (Tib.: Pema Jungne), appearing as a monk with a red pandita hat, holds a begging bowl with the right hand and the left performs the mudra of explication; [7] Guru Surya Rasmi (Tib.: Nyima Oser) is yellow like the sun, in the appearance of a mahasiddha with a skull crown and tiger skin garment. He holds a katvanga staff in the right hand and from the fingers of the left rays of the sun shine forth; [8] Guru Simhanada (Tib.: Senge Dradrog), very wrathful, blue in colour, holds a gold vajra in the raised right hand and performs a wrathful mudra with the outstretched left; completely surrounded by flames.


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PADN002 Guru Padmasambhava

PADN003 Guru Padma Raja

PADN004 Guru Dorje Drollo

PADN005 Guru Shakya Senge

PADN006 Guru Loden Chogse

PADN007 Guru Surya Rasmi

PADN008 Guru Oddiyana Vajradhara

PADN009 Guru Simhanada

Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava

Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava (Tibetan: pe ma jung ne): the main founder of Buddhism in Tibet.

With a steady composure gazing on all beings, white in colour with a reddish hue, one face adorned with a moustache and goatee, the right hand holds to the heart an upright gold vajra. The left hand placed in the lap holds a white skullcup filled with nectar, jewels and a long-life vase. The ornate katvanga staff of a Vajrayana mendicant decorated with white streamers rests against the left shoulder. Adorned with gold earrings and a necklace, the head is covered with a lotus hat, a gift of the King of Zahor, of silk brocade topped with a half-vajra and a single vulture feather. Attired in various robes of different colours reflecting the disciplines of the Vinaya, Bodhisattva and Mantra Vehicles, he sits atop a sun and moon disc above a multi-coloured lotus blossom rising from the blue waters of Dhanakosha lake; encircled by a rainbow sphere. Seated to the left is the consort Mandarava holding the long-life symbols of an arrow with a mirror and streamers in the right hand and a vase in the left. At the right is the cosort Yeshe Tsogyal holding up a skull offering bowl with the left hand.

At the top center is the primordial Dharmakaya Samantabhadra (Kuntuzangpo), dark blue in colour, naked, with the two hands placed in the lap and seated in vajra posture. To the left is Sambhogakaya Vajrasattva (Dorje Sempa) , white in colour, to the right is Nirmanakaya Prahevajra (Garab Dorje).

The furthest left side is Buddha Amitabha, red, holding a begging bowl in the lap with both hands; attended by two bodhisattvas. The furthest right side is Padmapani (Lotus Holder) Avalokiteshvara, white with one face and two hands. The right hand performs the mudra of generosity while the left hand pressed against the seat holds the stem of a lotus blossom; attended by two bodhisattvas.

At the low of Guru Rinpoche, the left is Guru Dragpo, Wrathful Teacher, fierce in appearance and red in colour he has one face, three round bulbous eyes, the two hands hold a gold vajra upraised in the right and a black kila, three-edged dagger, extended to the left side, along with a blue scorpion. The right is Simhamukha, Dakini, with a body dark blue in colour, the face is that of a white lion, with three round yellow eyes, blazing fiercely with a gaping mouth, a yellow beard, eyebrows and hair flowing upward. The right hand holds upraised a curved knife to the sky, left a skullcup of blood to the heart, carrying a khatvanga staff tipped with a trident in the bend of the elbow supported against the shoulder.

At the bottom left is the pandita Shantirakshita, wearing the robes of a monk and a red pandita hat performing the mudra of explication. To the right is King Trisong Detsen performing the Dharma Teaching mudra while holding the stems of two lotus blossoms supporting a wisdom sword and book.


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Padmasambhava Refuge Field - Nyingma Lineage


Padmasambhava and consort (Tibetan: pe ma jung ne yab yum) in the middle of a field for the accumulation of merit (Tib.: Tsog shing).
Seated above are the lineage teachers. At the lower front are the Buddhas. At the left are the transcendent followers (Sanskrit: sangha) - the bodhisattvas. At the right are the Shravaka followers. The sacred books representing the Dharma are stacked behind the central figures. Tutelary deities and protectors are below encircling the Buddhas.

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Rainbow body of Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava

This extraordinary thangka depicts Padmasambhava in his Rainbow Body (Tib. jalu) form, in which all his elements are shown to have dissolved into great swirls of energy. Padmasambhava is surrounded by radiant lotuses and floats on a lotus which arises from swirling clouds. Above him are the three great bodhisattvas: Avalokiteshvara (Tib.: Chenrezig) in the center, Manjushri (wisdom) to the left and Vajrapani (power) to the right. Below and to the left is Green Tara, female Buddha of compassionate activity.

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Guru Drakpo

Guru Drakpo, (English: Wrathful Teacher) fierce Padmasambhava, from the Terma (Revealed Treasure) Lineage of Nyang Ral Nyima Ozer (1124-1192).

Very fierce, red in color, with one face and three eyes, he has a gaping mouth and yellow hair flowing upward. The right hand holds upraised a gold vajra, the left a nine-headed black scorpion. Adorned with a crown, earrings, bracelets and necklaces of gold and numerous writhing snakes, he wears a garland of heads and an elephant skin draped across the shoulders. A tiger skin covers the lower body. With the right leg bent and left extended atop a seat of two prone figures, a sun disc, multi-coloured lotus blossom and dharmakara, he stands surrounded by the orange flames of pristine awareness.

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Wrathful Guru-Vajra armour (Guru Drakpo Padma Sharwari)

He is a secret Dharmakaya of the Nyingma Sect.
His body is as black as charcoal with one head, two arms and three wide open eyes.His right hand holds a Vajra and his left hand is turning a heaven iron puba. He wears a crown made of human bones and a skirt made of tiger skin.He stands on a nine-faced iron pig, roaring terribly. Raging flames are spurting from all parts of his body.

His beneficence is to overcome the hindrances,diseases, God of plague,evil dragon,mountain spirits, ghosts and monsters. Those who have chanted his incantation three million times will feel as if they wore the Vajra armour and could resist all poisons and evils.


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Guru Dragkila

Guru Drag-purba, (English: Wrathful Kila Teacher) fierce Padmasambhava, from the Pure Vision Lineage of Drugchen Padma Karpo (1527-1592).

Very wrathful in appearance, red in colour, with one face and three round eyes, he has a gaping mouth with bared fangs and flaming hair rising upward. The right hand held aloft firmly grasps a gold vajra sceptre and the left a black scorpion - both arms extended to the sides. Adorned with a crown of five skulls, gold earrings, bracelets, necklaces and a snake garland, he wears a string of human heads. An elephant hide covers the shoulders with a tiger skin wrapped about the waist. Without legs, the lower body is composed of a large black kila (Tibetan: phur ba), three edged peg, extending downward from the gaping mouth of a makara sea creature. Standing on a triangular base adorned with skulls, above a sun disc and red lotus blossom, he is surrounded by the swirling red flames of pristine awareness.


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The Pure Land of Padmasambhava (Copper Mountain)

Padmasambhava (Tibetan: pe ma jung ne) residing in the three-tiered palace on the Copper-coloured Mountain. In the main chamber are the 25 principle disciples. To the left and right of that are the deities Hayagriva and Guru Drakpo.


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The 25 disciples of Padmasambhava

This Thangka painting about Padmasambhava's 25 disciples, such as King Trisong Detsen, Yeshe Tsogyal etc.

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