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Tibet, Khasarpana Lokeshvara

This form of Avalokiteshvara, also known as Avalokiteshvara Khasarpani, shows him seated with one leg folded and the other pendant, his foot resting on a lotus flower attached to the base. 254 more words

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Tibet, Padmapani

The term padmapani can be used as an epithet referring to any lotus bearer (or lotus holder). Since  Avalokiteshvara doesn’t normally have an antelope skin over his left shoulder when depicted in his… 108 more words

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Bodhisattva III

Bonus post: Four stages in a new aquatint

  1. All shellacked and ready for its acid bath
  2. State proof after first round of aquatint/etching
  3. State proof after second round of aquatint/etching…
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Western Tibet, Manjushri with sword

This aspect of Manjushri seems to have been particularly popular in Western Tibet, an area which drew many artists from Kashmir and Northern India.

11th-12th century, Western Tibet, brass, private collection, on Himalayan Art Resources. 530 more words

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The Bodhisattva Monk

Recently I have taken the vows and ordination of a Bodhisattva Monk in the Ch’an tradition.

I thought that taking on this ordination would be a good idea after my teacher gave me Dharma Transmission. 168 more words


Tibet, White Manjushri - seated (3)

The bodhisattva is seated in the lotus position, his right arm extended, palm open, his left hand doing the teaching gesture or vitarka mudra. The long-stem lotus to his left holds a manuscript topped with a pearl. 127 more words

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