The thangka is a scroll image (whether painted, embroidered, woven, glued or printed) of Tibetan Buddhism and is hung in temples or home altars for meditation and carried in processions. The thangkas mainly depict tantric deities, Buddhas, bodhisattvas, tutelary deities, lamas, stories from life, kalachakras (wheel of life) and mandalas.
Chenrezig, also known as Avalokiteshvara, is the most revered of all Bodhisattva, embodying the compassion of all Buddhas. Depicted with multiple arms and eyes, symbolizing his ability to reach out to suffering beings everywhere, Chenrezig represents boundless compassion and wisdom. He listens to the prayers of all sentient beings in times of challenge and difficulty, and vows never to rest until he has helped free all sentient beings from samsara. In his effort to reach out to so many cries of suffering he is sometimes visualized with eleven heads and a thousand arms fanned out around him. As the embodiment of compassion, Chenrezig is considered the patron deity of Tibet, and, in fact, the living Buddha, the Dalai Lama, is an incarnation of him in a human manifestation.
Devotion to Chenrezig is believed to cultivate compassion within individuals and alleviate suffering in the world. The practice of reciting the mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum," associated with Chenrezig, is regarded as a powerful means of purifying negative karma and attaining enlightenment. Chenrezig's significance lies in his transformative capacity to awaken the innate compassion and benevolence within practitioners, leading them towards enlightenment and benefiting all sentient beings.
This small silk brocade thangka is perfect for your office, study, shrine or puja room. Due to the handmade nature, there may be slight variations from the picture.
Size: approx. 28 x 21 cm
Weight: approx. 25 g
Material: silk brocade, paper