Avalokiteshvara, the 1000 armed Buddha of Compassion is considered to be one of the most difficult deities to paint. This image scaled up around 3 times the original size !
This thangka of the fasting Buddha is perhaps one of the most unique Thangkas to be reproduced. This Thangka depicts one of the moments from the life of the Buddha Shakyamuni, where he is believed to have fasted continuously for months on end.
A close look at the center of a mandala of Avalokiteshvara, the finesse of the Gold work is what brings this amazing Mandala to life. One of the hardest skills to master in Mandala is the ability to reproduce patterns in an almost identical way.
A look at the center of a Thangka of Buddha Shakyamuni Life. This Thangka depicts the various moments from the life of Shakyamuni Buddha. Here we see the exact moment where he attains enlightenment, taking the earth as a witness. The throne represents the six perfections or paramitas.
Hevajra is one of the most popular Thangka Yidams. He is considered a Tantric deity as he is almost always pictures in absolute union with is consort. Each one of us will have a specific Yidam that will serve us throughout our spiritual life.
This stunning Thangka depicts moments from the Life of Buddha, unlike the Thangka in the earlier slide this one is painted in the traditional style of Ladakh and is much more coveted by Thangka collectors.
This site showcases some of the highest quality Thangkas available today accompanied by detailed descriptions of popular motifs
Buddhist Art Gallery
With over 35 years of experience working with thangkas we have found that there are certain deities and styles that are consistently appreciated by those who wish to buy a thangka. The growth of Buddhist Thangka Art in the past half-century has for the most part happened in Nepal, with Buddhist artist fleeing Tibet and setting up various ateliers in the Himalayan region.
This website was created with the help of Kumari Thangkas Art Gallery in Kathmandu and the vast knowledge of Mr. Ratna Kazi Shakya.