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Karma Pakshi Thangka

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Product Code: REF:KAT12

This thangka is available by special commission only and will take the artist 4 months to complete. Please contact us for further details.

A very fine quality thangka of Karma Pakshi. Includes the retinue related to the Karma Pakshi guru sadhana, revealed by the great Terton Mingyur Dorje. Painted in the Karma Gadri style. This is a small thangka of superior quality, and has been framed in the traditional manner with rich brocade.

Karma Pakshi or the 2nd Gyalwa Karmapa is often regarded as the first 'official' tulku of Tibet. The young Karma Pakshi is said to have assimilated the deepest teachings effortlessly and required only one reading of a text to be familiar with it as he was already enlightened. Nevertheless, Pomdrakpa made a point of formally passing on all the teachings through the traditional empowerments, so that the stream of the empowerment lineage would be unbroken. This has been the case ever since: despite their innate clarity, young Karmapas receive all the transmissions formally.

The second Karmapa spent much of the first half of his life in meditation retreat. He also visited and restored the monasteries established by the first Karmapa and is famous for having introduced to the Tibetan people communal chanting of the Om mani padme hung mantra of compassion.

approx Width 24 inches
approx Height 29 inches
Framed in traditional brocade.

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