Buddhist thangkas are central to many Vajrayana practices. These skillfully crafted meditation aids help to ensure the practitioner develops clarity during visualization practices and also serve as supports for offerings and prayer. When consecrated by an authentic lineage holder, these images are imbued with the wisdom, love, and power of the awakened beings they depict. Keeping a thangka in your home or above your shrine is a very powerful condition for turning your mind towards the Dharma.
Statues, thangkas, texts, and stupas are understood to be the physical representations of the Buddha's body, speech, and mind. They offer support for us to gather the beneficial conditions to enhance the stability and insight of one's meditation practice.
Kunkhyen Tenpe Nyima states in his instructions on meditation practice:
Start out by placing a painting or statue before you, using one made by a skilled artisan and with all the appropriate characteristics. Next, arrange offerings before it and begin with the preliminaries.
Offered in a variety of brocade styles, we have selected the highest quality silk brocade under the guidance of our senior Lamas at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling. Each detail of our thangkas is in accordance with traditional description and painted by skill artists in connection to our lineage.
All of our thangkas are either specific to the Chokling Tersar tradition or have been hand selected by the monks and nuns of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery.
Amitayus, or "Immeasurable Life," is a deity associated with longevity. In particular, Red Amitayus is the Dharmakaya Buddha of the Thukdrub Barchey Künsel mandala. This thangka was hand-painted in Kathmandu Valley.