Tibetan Buddhism Iconographic – Part ii
Tibetan Religious imagery can be overwhelmed during your Tibet trip. The scale is breathtaking. However, it helps you to understand and surely enjoying if you could recognize some of those when you travel through Tibetan plateau. In this Tibetan Buddhism Iconographic Guide you will find the names of the deities most frequently depicted in the monasteries, Chorten and Temples across Tibetan plateau
Among of which, the image representing the spiritual teachers of the past are Buddha Sakyamuni, Padmasambhava and Tsongkhapa…and more; those representing the meditational deities are Vajrakumara, Cakrasamvara , Kalacakra; those representing dakinis of sudden-enlighten activity is Vajravarahi; and the protector deities are Mahakala, Shridevi, and more….
1. According to one way of counting the Six Ornaments and Two Supreme Ones, Two Supreme Ones refers to Gunaprabha, and Shakyaprabha
2. According to another tradition, Two Supreme Ones refers to
- Nagarjuna, the founder of the tradition of Profound View and
- Asanga, the founder of the tradition of Vast Conduct.