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Wrathful deities are realised Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and protectors that manifest in a fierce form in order to liberate beings from samsara. They symbolise the dynamic activity of enlightenment. Their practices are a powerful means to tame and protect one's mind.

If you wish to commission a thangka that we do not have shown then please contact us for further details.
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Masterpiece Vajrakilaya Thangka
Masterpiece Vajrakilaya Thangka
Our Price: £1,995.00

Please note that this Thangka will be coming directly from our artist in Nepal, so will take at least 6 months to complete. You will receive a Thangka of equal quality, painted by the same artist as the picture shown. It will be worth the wait!

This rare quality thangka displays the wrathful deity known as Vajrakilaya or Dorje Phurba complete with his retinue. Samantabhadra is seen in union with Samantabhadri at the apex. It is incredibly difficult to source thangkas of this quality, so this is a unique opportunity to acquire a superior sacred work of art.

measurement of canvas only.
width 20 inches
height 30 inches

This thangka will be framed with traditional brocade.
Masterpiece Guru Dragpo Kilaya Thangka
Masterpiece Guru Dragpo Kilaya Thangka
Our Price: £1,600.00

Please note that this Thangka will be coming directly from our artist in Nepal, so will take up to 4 months to complete. You will receive a Thangka of equal quality, painted by the same artist as the picture shown. It will be worth the wait!

This rare quality thangka displays the wrathful deity known as Guru Dragpo Kilaya, a wrathful form of Guru Rinpoche. It is incredibly difficult to source thangkas of this quality, so this is a unique opportunity to acquire a superior sacred work of art. With genuine 24K gold highlights.

measurement of canvas only:
width 20 inches
height 30 inches

This thangka will be framed with traditional brocade.
Dorje Godrab or Gotrab Thangka
Rare Quality Dorje Godrab Thangka (also Gotrab, Go-Drab)
Our Price: £1,500.00

Available by special commission only and you must allow 4 to 6 months for completion.

Dorje Go-Drab (also spelled Dorje Gotrab or Gotrap) is an extremely important deity in the Nyingma tradition. It is believed that Dorje Go-Drab is a special form of Guru Drakpo (a wrathful emanation of Guru Rinpoche). The practice of Dorje Go-Drab is a potent method for healing and is extremely beneficial for the degenerate times in which we live. Beings are affected by many different kinds of serious sicknesses and the mantra of Dorje Go-Drab, known as the Vajra Armour mantra, is particularly potent as a remedy for this. His practice was originally concealed by Guru Rinpoche and later revealed by a number of great Tertons as a complete path to liberation.

In this painting we can see Dorje Go-Drab as the central figure and above his head at the very apex is Samantabhadra in union. Chenrezig is seen in the top left and Manjushri in the top right. Vajra Yogini is seen in the middle left and Simhamukha in the middlle right. The principle Nyingma protectors are seen at the bottom of the thangka. Rahula is seen in the bottom left, Ekajati in the middle and Dorje Lekpa in the bottom right.

It is painted in the Karma Gadri style by one of the leading Tibetan thangka studios in Nepal and the artist has been painting for more than 30 years. His work is sought after by many of the great monasteries of our day and it is not available at any other Dharma store.

Medium: Acrylic on canvas with pure gold highlights.
17 inches (width) x 24 inches (height) = Canvas
30 inches (width) x 46 inches (height) inclusive of brocade.
CHAKRASAMVARA THANGKA
CHAKRASAMVARA THANGKA
Our Price: £895.00

Please note that this Thangka will be coming directly from our artist in Nepal, so will take 3 to 4 months to complete. You will receive a Thangka of equal quality, painted by the same artist as the picture shown. It will be worth the wait!

Chakrasamvara manifests in a number of forms, including this two-armed form. As one of the principal yidams of the Kagyupa lineages, he is most commonly depicted in this form. He is shown in union with the red wisdom Dakini, Dorje Phagmo. Chakrasamvara or Korlo Demchog is often translated to mean Highest Bliss.

Canvas Size:
approx width = 18 inches
approx height = 24 inches

Approx Size incl Brocade:
height = 51 inches
width = 31 inches

Ekajati, Rahula and Dorje Lekpa - Dzogchen Guardians Thangka
Ekajati, Rahula and Dorje Lekpa - Dzogchen Guardians Thangka
Our Price: £795.00

In stock.

An amazing hand painted thangka of the fierce Ekajati with Rahula (bottom left) and Dorje Lekpa (bottom right). Considered to be the principle guardians of the Dzogchen teachings.
Framed in the traditional manner with brocade.

canvas size 18 inches x 24 inches
Vajrayogini Thangka
Fine Quality Vajrayogini Thangka
Our Price: £580.00

Available by special commission. Please note that this Thangka will be coming directly from our artist in Nepal, so will take 3 to 4 months to complete. You will receive a Thangka of equal quality, painted by the same artist as the thangka shown. It will be worth the wait!

A fine hand painted thangka of the Queen of dakinis enriched with 24k gold. Vajrayogini is also known as the Queen of Great Bliss and is the consort of Chakrasamvara.

Framed with high quality traditional brocade and thangka finials.
Approx Size incl Brocade: height = 35 inches width = 20 inches
Vajrayogini Thangka in the Newari Style - From Old Collection
Vajrayogini or Vidyadhari Thangka in the Newari Style - From Old Collection
Our Price: £525.00

In stock!

Here we have Vajrayogini in the form of Vidyadhari or Bidjeshwori Devi in the Newar Buddhist tradition of Nepal. It is believed that the Mahasiddha Maitripa accomplished her practice and therefore she is also know as Maitri Khechari. In the background is the Bijeshwori Temple where she is still worshipped as one of the four aspects of Vajrayogini today. This came to us from a European collection and was probably commissioned around 20 years ago.

Origin: Newari Artist, Nepal
Dimensions of thangka including the brocade:
Height approx 46 inches Width approx 34 inches
Framed with brocade in the traditional manner.
The Condition is very good and commensurate with age.
CHAKRASAMVARA THANGKA
NEWARI CHAKRASAMVARA THANGKA
Our Price: £480.00

In stock!

A wonderful painting in the Newari style that is unique to the Kathmandu Valley. This thangka was acquired from a European collection and was probably commissioned around 20 years ago. It displays Chakrasamvara in union with his consort and they are surrounded by their sacred assembly. As one of the principal yidams of the Kagyu lineage, he is most commonly depicted in his two armed form. Here he is shown in union with the red wisdom Dakini, Dorje Phagmo. Chakrasamvara or Korlo Demchog is often translated to mean Highest Bliss.

A traditional Newari painting from Nepal
Approx Size incl Brocade:
height = 37 inches
width = 33 inches

DORJE DROLLO THANGKA
GURU DORJE DROLLO THANGKA
Our Price: £150.00

In stock!

A fantastic smaller hand painted thangka of Guru Dorje Drollo (also Drolo), a wrathful form of Guru Padmasambhava. He rides on top of a fierce pregnant tigress and is surrounded by the bright flames of pristine awareness.

Approx Size incl Brocade:
height = 29 inches
width = 18 inches
Dorje Phurba Thangka
Dorje Phurba or Vajrakilaya Thangka
Our Price: £150.00

In stock!

A fantastic hand painted thangka of Vajrakilaya or Dorje Phurba.

Hand painted in Nepal.
Approx Size incl Brocade:
height = 29 inches
width = 18 inches
Korlo Demchog or Chakrasamvara Thangka
KORLO DEMCHOG/CHAKRASAMVARA THANGKA - from old collection
Our Price: £145.00

In stock!

A delightful hand painted thangka of Korlo Demchog or Chakrasamvara in Union. This came to us as part of a European collection and is probably around 20 years old.


Approx Size incl Brocade:
height = 38 inches
width = 27 inches
Condition: Canvas is very good with slight sun bleaching to the top of the brocade frame.
Vajrapani Thangka
Vajrapani Thangka
Our Price: £150.00
Sale Price: £120.00
You save £30.00!

In stock!

A fantastic hand painted smaller size thangka of Vajrapani or Chana Dorje. In the tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism, Vajrapani is typically shown in a wrathful form and known as Guhyapati - 'the Lord of Secrets.' Historically he is the main recipient, holder and protector of all the Tantra texts and teachings given by Buddha Shakyamuni.

Approx Size incl Brocade:
height = 30 inches
width = 20 inches
Dorje Phurba Thangka
Dorje Phurba or Vajrakilaya Thangka
Our Price: £75.00

A fantastic small size hand painted thangka of Vajrakilaya or Dorje Phurba in union.

Approx Size incl Brocade:
height = 24 inches
width = 18 inches
Ekajati, Rahula and Dorje Lekpa - Dzogchen Guardians Thangka
Ekajati, Rahula and Dorje Lekpa - Dzogchen Guardians Thangka - Black Background

Available by special commission only. Please contact us for the price.

An amazing hand painted thangka of the fierce Ekajati with Rahula (bottom left) and Dorje Lekpa (bottom right). Considered to be the principle guardians of the Dzogchen teachings. Painted in the wrathful style on a black background and with 24K gold.

Framed in the traditional manner with brocade.
canvas size 18 inches x 24 inches
NEWARI VARAPANI THANGKA - from old collection
NEWARI VAJRAPANI THANGKA - from old collection

SOLD!

A wonderful painting in the traditional Newari style that is unique to the Kathmandu Valley. This very large thangka was aquired from a European collection and is probably at least 30 years old. It could be older as there is considerable wear and scuffing to the canvas. The brocade frame is a later addition. It displays
a wrathful Vajrapani as the central figure and also Manjushri and standing Chenrezig. Buddha Aksobhya is seen in the top left.

Approx Size incl Brocade:
height = 47 inches
width = 33 inches