8 Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche, Ltd Edition Signed Canvas Print by Urgyen Gyalpo on canvas
This high quality Giglee print has been printed on fine canvas. It can be put in a frame or else framed with brocade in the traditonal thangka style
Measurements: 15 5/8" x 22 1/2"
The Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche are the eight principal forms assumed by Guru Rinpoche at different points in his life:
- Guru Tsokyé Dorje, 'Lake-born Vajra' (birth)
- Guru Shakya Sengé, 'Lion of the Shakyas' (ordination)
- Guru Nyima Özer, 'Rays of the Sun' (subjugating demonic spirits)
- Guru Padmasambhava, ‘Lotus-born’ (establishing Buddhism in Tibet); Guru Pema Jungné (Wyl. gu ru pad+ma 'byung gnas)
- Guru Loden Choksé 'Wise Seeker of the Sublime' (mastery of the teachings)
- Guru Pema Gyalpo 'The Lotus King' (kingship)
- Guru Sengé Dradrok 'The Lion's Roar' (subjugation of non-buddhists)
- Guru Dorje Drolö 'Wild Wrathful Vajra' (concealing terma, binding spirits under oath)
The Eight Manifestations of Padmasambhava do not depict different Padmasambhavas, but reflect his ability to appear according to different needs and demands. In fact, they are called in Tibetan Guru Tsen Gyé, the eight ‘names’ of the Guru; each manifestation demonstrates a different principle that unveils the innermost nature of mind. As Guru Rinpoche said: “Mind itself is Padmasambhava; there is no practice or meditation apart from that.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Traditional Thangka Painting ( Karma Gadri) & Realistic Art
Urgyen Gyalpo received his formal training in authentic Traditional Himalayan Buddhist Arts & Thangka Painting at the acclaimed Tsering Art School in Katmandu Nepal from 1996-2006. Gyalpo-la was trained under one of the most highly respected and esteemed painting masters of today, Venerable Konchog Ladrepa. After my training he took on an administrative role for one year while continuing to refine his skills. The style of painting he executes is called the Karma Gadri style. A form of painting from eastern Tibet that is known for it’s spacious landscapes and transparent hues.
In 2004 Gyalpo-la participated in the UNESCO workshop on Thangka restoration and conservation in Nepal.
At Shechen Monastery located in Bodh Gaya, India, Gyalpo-la painted the complete collection of mural paintings depicted the twelve sacred aspects of the Life of the Buddha and painted the monasteries sacred statues as well. Gyalpo-la also completed the first painted depictions of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s terma as frescos in the temple of Khawalung Monastery in Nepal.