Vajrayogini – Carmen Mensink
Transforming Passion into Compassion
Vajrayogini is the female tantric dakini that symbolizes the union of method and wisdom (bliss and emptiness). She’s got a brilliant-red naked body that represents the transformation of passion and sexual energy into compassion.
Vajrayogini is adorned with various bone ornaments and around her neck she wears a garland of fifty human skulls. The khatvanga balancing on her left shoulder represents her consort Heruka Chakrasamvara, showing that they’re never separated from each other.
The fire surrounding Vajrayogini symbolizes bodhichitta.
She’s looking upwards to the Pure Dakini Land (a world that is free from suffering).
Her right leg treads on the breast of Kalarati and her left leg treads on the forehead of Bhairava. They represent the delusions of attachment, hatred and ignorance.
The Highest Yoga Tantra practice of Vajrayogini seems to be one of the most popular in Tibetan Buddhism.
Thangka Reproductions on Canvas (including traditional brocade)
This high quality art print on canvas is a beautiful reproduction of Carmen Mensink’s original Vajrayogini Thangka.
It is framed beautifully in the traditional brocades by a traditional thangka tailor in Nepal, including the wooden poles to keep it straight.
Brocade colors: Black, red.
Size A: Image size 8″ x 11″ | Total size 14.6″ x 24.6″
(20 x 27 cm | 37 x 62 cm)
Size B: Image size 10″ x 16″ | Total size 16.5″ x 29.1″
(25 x 40 cm | 42 x 74 cm)