Thangka Tibet Karmapa


Thangka Tibet Karmapa

Hand-painted on canvas

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Thangka Tibet Karmapa
Hand-painted on canvas
Size: approx. 105 x 78 cm
Size interior image: approx. 48 x 38 cm

The Karmapa is an important figure in Tibetan Buddhism and is considered a manifestation of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. Also known as the “wish-giving force” of the Buddha, the Karmapa is considered one of the most important spiritual leaders in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The history of the Karmapa dates back to the 12th century when the first Karmapa, Düsum Khyenpa, was recognized as the reincarnation of Master Gampopa. Since then, each Karmapa has inherited the throne as the reincarnation of his predecessor and is revered as a spiritual leader of the Kagyu tradition.
In iconic images, the Karmapa is often depicted wearing a black hat and long robe, with one hand performing the teaching motion (Dharmachakra Mudra). These gestures represent the teachings and practices of Buddhism embodied by the Karmapa.
The Karmapa also had a special relationship with Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom. The Karmapa is said to have a direct relationship with Manjushri and therefore has a vast understanding and knowledge.
In art, the Karmapa is often depicted with a mandala depicting various Buddhist deities and practices associated with the Kagyu tradition. The Karmapa’s mandala often contains intricate symbols and patterns that represent cosmic order and spiritual reality.
An important depiction of the Karmapa in art is the tangka, a traditional Tibetan mural, which often depicts his incarnations, his spiritual teachers, and important Buddhist texts and symbols.
In modern art, the Karmapa is also depicted in photography and painting. These works often show the Karmapa in a meditative posture or communicating with his followers.
Overall, the Karmapa is an important figure in Tibetan Buddhism and has rich symbolism in art. His importance as a spiritual leader and his association with wisdom make him an inspirational and powerful figure for those who follow the Buddhist path.

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 78 × 105 cm


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