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Thangka Padmasambhava, Senge Dradog


Guru Padmasambhava is the master of wisdom and skillful means who was so important in bringing the Vajrayana tradition to Tibet in the past. He founded a living tradition which is still thriving today. Known as the Lotus-Born Lord and the Precious Guru, he was and is very well known for his yogic powers which enabled him to tame all kinds of hostile beings. In the eighth century, in turbulent Tibet, he was invited by the king of Tibet, Trisong Detsen. Since the Buddhist abbot Shantarakshita encountered too many obstacles in building the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet, Samye. Padmasambhava propagated the swift path of the adamantine vehicle for lay yogis and monks to overcome the inner obstacles of afflictive emotions and delusion and the outer obstacles of disharmony and demonic antagonism.

In the cemetery Many Mounds Self-Formed in Nepal. Padma subdues the 8 classes of gnomes, reduces the 3 worlds, subjugates the 3 domains and turns the Wheel of the Dharma for 5 years. here he is named Senge Dradog, Who Teaches with a Lion`sVoice.
The teachings of Guru Padmasambhava have been held purely and precisely in lineages of oral transmission, revealed treasures the terma tradition, and pure visions. Thus they remain as vital to practitioners of today as they were twelve hundred years ago. Collectively these lineages form the Nyingma-,or old school of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism.
The thangka is A3 painted with red pigment ink on golden gouache.

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Date Taken
Oct 14, 2010, 2:40:39 PM
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33M's avatar

I love this...I am a follower of Old School Tibetan Buddhism....

I will read everything you post now...Thank you

Samsara888's avatar

Wonderful! Who is your teacher please?

33M's avatar

I follow old skool teachers in the Dzogchen Traditions

The goal of Dzogchen is knowledge of this basis,

this knowledge is called rigpa (Skt. vidyā). There are

numerous spiritual practices taught in the various

Dzogchen systems for awakening rigpa.