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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.

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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.
Dorje Godrab or Gotrab Thangka
Rare Quality Dorje Godrab Thangka (also Gotrab, Go-Drab)
Our Price: £1,500.00

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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. This incredible painting has taken 4 months to complete.

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.
Masterpiece Guru Dragpo Kilaya Thangka
Masterpiece Guru Dragpo Kilaya Thangka
Our Price: £1,200.00

Please note that this Thangka will be coming directly from our artist in Nepal, so will take up to 12 weeks 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.

measurement of canvas only.
width 20 inches
height 30 inches

This thangka will be framed with traditional brocade.
CHAKRASAMVARA THANGKA
CHAKRASAMVARA THANGKA
Our Price: £795.00

Please note that this Thangka will be coming directly from our artist in Nepal, so will take 8 weeks 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

Vajrayogini Thangka in the Newari Style - From Old Collection
Vajrayogini or Vidyadhari Thangka in the Newari Style - From Old Collection
Our Price: £525.00

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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

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A wonderful painting in the traditional Newari style that is unique to the Kathmandu Valley. This thangka was aquired from a European collection and was probably commissioned around 20 years ago. It displays Chakrasamvara or Korlo Demchog in union with Vajrayogini as the central figures and they are surrounded by their scared assembly.


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.

Approx Size incl Brocade:
height = 37 inches
width = 33 inches

NEWARI VARAPANI THANGKA - from old collection
NEWARI VARAPANI THANGKA - from old collection
Our Price: £425.00

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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

Antique Vajravarahi or Dorje Pakmo Thangka - 19th C
Antique Vajravarahi or Dorje Pakmo Thangka - 19th C
Our Price: £390.00

An antique thangka of Dorje Pakmo or Vajravarahi who is the ecstatically fierce dakini. Her head is surmounted by the head of a sow whose screech shatters illusion. The sound of the screech obliterates all concepts and sharply confides the direct meaning - the one taste of Emptiness and Form. Vajravarahi arises from the Chakrasamvara cycle of tantras belonging to the wisdom class of Anuttarayoga Tantra.

Condition: Mostly Good, however, there is a fair bit of weathering to the front of the canvas which is commensurate with age. The brocade frame also shows signs of weathering from being handled. It is also darkened from an age of butterlamp and incense offerings.

Measurements including brocade:
Height approx 43 inches Width approx 30 inches

please note that this thangka is framed with brocade but is without the dust cover, so would probably be more suited to being placed in a glass frame.
Nairatmya Thangka in the Newari Style - From Old Collection
Nairatmya Thangka in the Newari Style - From Old Collection
Our Price: £250.00

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A delightful hand painted thangka in the traditional Newari style that is unique to the Kathmandu Valley. This was aquired from a European collection and was probably commissioned around 20 years ago. It depicts the black/blue Dakini known as Nairatmya or Dagmedma in Tibetan and means 'No-Self'. She is also the consort of Hevajra and therefore connected to the Highest Yoga tantras.

Origin: Newari Artist, Nepal
Dimensions of thangka including the brocade:
Height approx 35 inches Width approx 27 inches
Framed with brocade in the traditional manner.

Vajrayogini Thangka in the Newari Style - From Old Collection
Vajrayogini Thangka in the Newari Style - From Old Collection
Our Price: £250.00

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A delightful hand painted thangka in the traditional Newari style that is unique to the Kathmandu Valley. This was aquired from a European collection and was probably commissioned around 20 years ago.

Origin: Newari Artist, Nepal
Dimensions of thangka including the brocade:
Height approx 35 inches Width approx 27 inches
Framed with brocade in the traditional manner.
Condition: Mostly very good but there are several minor scuffs (commensurate with age) to the canvas.
Vajrayogini Thangka in the Newari Style - From Old Collection
Vajrayogini Thangka in the Newari Style - From Old Collection
Our Price: £250.00

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A delightful hand painted thangka in the traditional Newari style that is unique to the Kathmandu Valley. This was aquired from a European collection and was probably commissioned around 20 years ago.

Origin: Newari Artist, Nepal
Dimensions of thangka including the brocade:
Height approx 33 inches Width approx 28 inches
Framed with brocade in the traditional manner.
Condition: Mostly very good but there are several minor scuffs to the canvas.
Vajrayogini Thangka in the Newari Style - From Old Collection
Vajrayogini Thangka in the Newari Style - From Old Collection
Our Price: £165.00

A Newari style painting that was aquired from a European collection and was probably commissioned around 20 years ago. The thangka displays the Dakini known as Vajrayogini and above her head is the Buddha Vajrasattva.

Origin: Newari Artist, Nepal
Dimensions of thangka including the brocade:
Height approx 38 inches Width approx 30 inches
Framed with brocade in the traditional manner.
Condition: The condition is commensurate with age but is very good.
DORJE DROLLO THANGKA
GURU DORJE DROLLO THANGKA
Our Price: £150.00

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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

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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

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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.
Palden Lhamo Thangka
Palden Lhamo (Shri Devi) Thangka
Our Price: £145.00

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A fantastic hand painted wrathful thangka of the female dharmapala, Palden Lhamo. She is regarded as the principal protectoress of Tibet and the consort of Mahakala.

Approx Size incl Brocade:
height = 29 inches
width = 18 inches
MAHAKALA THANGKA
MAHAKALA DORJE BERNAGCHEN THANGKA
Our Price: £140.00

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A fantastic hand painted thangka of the wrathful two armed Mahakala. Dorje Bernagchen is also the personal protector of the Gyalwa Karmapas.

Approx size including brocade: height = 29 inches width = 18 inches

Approx size of painting: height = 31 cms width = 23 cms
Vajrapani Thangka
Vajrapani Thangka
Our Price: £150.00
Sale Price: £120.00
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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
Vajrayogini Thangka in the Newari Style - From Old Collection
Vajrayogini or Vidyadhari Thangka in the Newari Style - From Old Collection

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A very alive painting in the traditional Newari style that is unique to the Kathmandu Valley. This large thangka was aquired from a European collection and was probably commissioned around 20 years ago. It displays a form of Vajrayogini known as Vidyadhari and she is surrounded by three other forms that are sacred to the Newari Buddhist tradition. In the distance is the sacred Swayambunath Stupa.

Origin: Newari Artist, Nepal
Dimensions of thangka including the brocade:
Height approx 45 inches Width approx 36 inches
Framed with brocade in the traditional manner.
Kurukulla or Kurukulle Thangka
Kurukulla Thangka

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A fantastic hand painted thangka of the female magnetizing deity Kurukulla (also Kurukulle). Depicted as red in colour in the dancing posture , with a flowery bow and arrow. Kurukulla is also one of the Twenty-One Taras mentioned in the ancient Tara tantras. Approx Size incl Brocade: height = 29 inches width = 18 inches
Ekajati Thangka
Ekajati Thangka

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A fantastic hand painted thangka of the famale Dakini protector, Ekajati.

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

Please contact us for the price and availability.

A very fine hand painted thangka that will take the artist approximately 3 months to complete. The wrathful heruka Vajrakilaya is the yidam deity who embodies the enlightened activity of all the Buddhas. His practice is famous for being extremely powerful for removing obstacles.

Canvas Size
height = 30 inches
width = 20 inches
includes 24k gold highlights
TWO ARMED MAHAKALA THANGKA - DORJE BERNAGCHEN
TWO ARMED MAHAKALA THANGKA - DORJE BERNAGCHEN

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Dorje Bernagchen (also Bernakchen) or two armed Mahakala is the main protector of the Gyalwa Karmapas. 'Black Cloak' Mahakala arises from the Revealed Treasure tradition of the Nyingmapa School. Although many forms of Mahakala appear attired in long flowing garments, black or otherwise, this protector is named 'Bernagchen' - Black Cloak Mahakala, and is particularly associated with the Karma Kagyu School.

Width approx 32 inches
Height approx 55 inches (measurements include brocade)

Outer brocade richly patterned blue & red.
Palden Lhamo Thangka
Superior Palden Lhamo Thangka

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A stunning superfine hand painted thangka of the dark blue female protector, who is generally regarded as the principal protectoress of Tibet. Her sanskrit name is Shri Devi, and she is also the consort of Mahakala.

Width approx 30 inches
Height approx 53 inches
Finished and framed in rich Brocade.
Dorje Phurba Thangka
Dorje Phurba or Vajrakilaya Thangka

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Please not that a thangka of comparable quality can be commissioned, however, there would be a waiting time of 3 to 6 months).

A fine hand painted thangka of Vajrakilaya (Sangthik Phurba). Painted in the Karma Gadri style and according to the Chokling Tersar terma tradition. This particular form of Dorje Phurba was revealed to Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Thayé by Tertön Chokgyur Lingpa. It later became an important practice for the traditional 3 year retreat in the Kagyu tradition.

From the studio of a Tibetan artist with more than 30 years painting experience.
Approx Size incl Brocade:
height = 40 inches
width = 26 inches
Simhamukha or Singha Mukha Thangka
Simhamukha Thangka

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A fantastic hand painted thangka of the lion headed Dakini. In the Sarma traditions (Sakya, Kagyu, Gelug) she arises out of the Chakrasamvara cycle of Tantras and belongs to the Anuttarayoga 'wisdom' classification. In the Nyingma 'Treasure' tradition she is considered a secret form of Guru Rinpoche.

Approx Size incl Brocade:
height = 29 inches
width = 18 inches
Vajrayogini Thangka
Vajrayogini Thangka

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A fantastic hand painted thangka of the Queen of dakinis. Vajrayogini is also known as the Queen of Great Bliss and is the consort of Chakrasamvara.
Approx Size incl Brocade:
height = 30 inches
width = 20 inches
Six Armed Mahakala Thangka
Six Armed Mahakala Thangka

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A fantastic hand painted thangka of six armed Mahakala.

Approx Size incl Brocade:
height = 29 inches
width = 18 inches
Dorje Pakmo Thangka
VAJRA VARAHI - DORJE PAKMO THANGKA

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Dorje Pakmo or Vajravarahi is the ecstatically fierce dakini, whose head is surmounted by the head of a sow whose screech shatters illusion. The sound of the screech obliterates all concepts and sharply confides the direct meaning - the one taste of Emptiness and Form. This form of Vajravarahi is one of the most special practices of the Kagyu Tradition and arises from the Chakrasamvara cycle of tantras belonging to the wisdom class of Anuttarayoga Tantra.

Height approx 30 inches Width approx 21 inches Framed with brocade in the traditional manner.