Tibetan Thangka painting depictingKarma Kagyu Lineage Refuge Treeis perfect for various home décor ideas! This 100% hand-drawn Thangka painting made in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal can be decorated as an elegant and eccentric wall hanging in your home or office being a centrepiece of attention. It can also be placed on your family altar for meditation purposes as well as spiritual and emotional healing, attracting benevolent energy of the Tibetan Buddhist art.
Dimensions: 92 x 61 cm
Materials:Dust Of Gold With Tibetan Colors mixed with Hide Glue
Canvas: Organic Cotton
Hand Painted In Nepal
This detailed explanation features a thangka painting of the Karma Kagyu (ཀརྨ་བཀའ་བརྒྱུད།) Lineage Tree (ཚོགས་ཞིང་།), also known as Refuge Assembly, Refuge Field, Merit Field, Field of Merit or Field of Accumulation, with depictions and names in English and Tibetan of the gurus and main figures of the Kagyu lineage. The main figure in this refuge tree isVajradhara, aka Dorje Chang རྡོ་རྗེ་འཆང་.
The Kagyu (literally means “Oral Lineage” or “Whispered Transmission”) lineage of Tibetan Buddhism traces its origins toShakyamuni Buddha(སངས་རྒྱས་ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།) throughMarpathe Great Translator (མར་པ་ལོ་ཙཱ་བ།), who traveled to India three times to bring back authentic Buddhist teachings to Tibet. His teacher,Naropa(ནཱ་རོ་པ།), received the lineage transmission fromTilopa(ཏི་ལོ་པ།) and so on, back to the Buddha himself. Marpa’s most famous student was the greatest yogi of Tibet,Jetsun Milarepa(རྗེ་བཙུན་མི་ལ་རས་པ།), who passed the teachings on toGampopa(སྒམ་པོ་པ།), who in turn transmitted the teachings to the First Karmapa,Dusum Khyenpa(དུས་གསུམ་མཁྱེན་པ།). Since then, the Kagyu Lineage has been headed by a succession of reincarnations of the Gyalwang Karmapa (ཀརྨ་པ།). The line of the Karmapas is said to be self-announced, because each incarnation leaves a letter predicting his next rebirth. All great Kagyü teachers regard His Holiness Karmapa as the embodiment and source of all of the blessings of the lineage.