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Tibet, Kshitigarbha

Sculptures of Kshitigarbha, the protector of children and pregnant women, are rare in Tibet and usually form part of a set of eight bodhisattvas. The above sculpture depicts him in bodhisattva attire with a flaming pearl supported by a lotus at right shoulder level and what may be a fruit or seed on the other lotus. 66 more words

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Tibet, Phagpa Lokeshvara variants

There is a number of wooden Phagpa Lokeshvara sculptures thought to be from Tibet which follow a standard design, although this design is quite different from the famous original 7th century Nepalese figure at the Potala. 137 more words

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Tibet, peaceful Vajrapani - seated

When seated, the bodhisattva may hold the vajra upright or horizontally, his other hand may be doing the vitarka mudra and/or hold the stem of a lotus with a bell on top. 89 more words

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bundles, baggage & bye bye blackbird

Insight comes in the darndest ways. I was scrolling down my Facebook feed deeply engaged in avoiding the reality that I had to pack for a week-long business trip. 367 more words


yesterday, as all monthly bills came due, and a week before i have to travel across the country for work, i learned that all carefully managed funds in my accounts were lost to me. 849 more words

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Ancient Faces

When I finally got around to shooting with the Sony RX100M3 I went to the Arthur M. Sackler and Freer Gallery of Art in Washington DC. 147 more words


Tibet, Avalokiteshvara in the lotus position

Hardly any Tibetan sculptures depict Avalokiteshvara with one head and two hands seated in the lotus position or padmasana. Dressed in bodhisattva attire, he may have his right arm at heart level in the fear-allaying gesture and the left hand holding the stem of a lotus. 106 more words

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