Chenresig (Original) – Faith Stone
Size: 24″ x 36″ (60cm x 92cm)
This painting took me 6 months to paint using the traditional dot method for shading. Chenrezig represents Wisdom and Compassion. His mantra is Om Mani Padme Hung. Amitabha is in the sky above. My teacher, who received this drawing from another thangka painter, shared it with me. I also have shared Chenrezig with my students in keeping with the tradition.
In the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon of enlightened beings, Chenrezig is known as the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Chenrezig, also known as Avalokiteshvara, is the earthly manifestation of the self-born, eternal Buddha, Amitabha. He guards this world in the interval between the historical Shakyamuni Buddha and the Buddha of the future Maitreya.
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