Padmasambhava, an emanation of the Buddha Amitabha, was a great yogi from the region that borders on present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan. He brought Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century and is affectionately called Guru Rinpoche. He spent more than 55 years in Tibet, manifesting countless wonders and is highly revered by all the schools of Tibetan Buddhism, and especially by the Nyingma.
Guru Padmasambhava gave teachings and transmission of the Vajrayana to hundreds of disciples. His main students, The Twenty Five Disciples, are the root incarnations of some of today's masters. With his principle disciple, Yeshe Tsogyal, he concealed thousands of hidden teachings, or termas, in many places for the benefit of future generations.
Hand painted in Nepal by Nepali-Tibetan artisans for the Foundation Store.
The image measures 12 x 15 inches (30 x 38 cm) and with the brocade, measures approximately 24 x 33 inches (61 x 84 cm).
Thangkas may have minor variations on painting and color details due to individual artist work.
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