Karma Kagyu on Refuge Tree
Karma Kagyu on Refuge Tree
Karma Kagyu (Tibetan: ཀརྨ་བཀའ་བརྒྱུད, Wylie: karma bka'-brgyud), or Kamtsang Kagyu (Tibetan: ཀརྨ་ཀཾ་ཚང་, Wylie: kar+ma kaM tshang), is a widely practiced and probably the second-largest lineage within the Kagyu school, one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
The lineage has long-standing monasteries in Tibet, China, Russia, Mongolia, India, Nepal and Bhutan, with current centres in over 60 countries.
The spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu is the Gyalwa Karmapa; the 2nd through 10th Karmapas were principal spiritual advisors to successive emperors of China.
The Karma Kagyu are sometimes called the "Black Hat" lamas, in reference to the Black Crown worn by the Karmapa.
The Kagyu lineage claims a continuity of oral instructions transmitted from master to disciple.This emphasis is reflected in the literal meaning of Kagyu.
The first syllable, ka, is said to refer to the texts of Buddha's teachings and to the master's verbal instructions. Ka has the double meaning of the enlightened meaning imparted by a teacher's words, as well as the strength that such words of insight may bear. The second syllable, gyu, means lineage or tradition. The combination of these syllables thus means “the line of orally transmitted instructions.” The elders in the Kagyu lineage, representing the theoretically uninterrupted line of masters and disciples reaching back to Buddha (Vajradhara), are jointly known as the “Golden Rosary.”
The imagery of the Refuge Tree, also referred to as Refuge Assembly, Refuge Field, Merit Field, Field of Merit or Field of Accumulation (Tibetan: ཚོགས་ཞིང་།, Wylie: tshogs zhing) is a key part of a visualization and foundational meditation practice common to Tantric Buddhism.Based on descriptions in the liturgical texts of various traditions, Refuge Trees are often depicted in thangkas employed as objects of veneration, mnemonic devices and as a precursor to the contents being fully visualized by the Buddhist practitioner during the Refuge Formula or evocation.
Material: cloth, silk, paper,gold thread
Embroidery: brocade embroidery.
Frame Color: Beige,Blue,Purple, Yellow.
The front is covered with silk to protect thangka with exquisite painting shaft and lanyard.
|SIZE||HEIGHT||TOP WIDTH||BOTTOM WIDTH|
|Small||35cm / 13.8"||20cm / 8"||27cm / 10.6"|
|Medium||61cm / 24"||37cm / 14.6"||47cm / 18.5"|
|Large||85cm / 33.5"||48cm / 18.9"||63cm / 24.8"|
|XL||120cm / 47.3"||66cm / 26.0"||82cm / 32.3"|
Because the XL size is too large, it can only be shipped by EXPRESS.
1.This thangka is made to order, it will takes about 3-5 days to complete and ship.
2.Please allow 1-2cm error due to manual measurement.
3.The color may have different as the difference display.
4.Please make sure you do not mind before you bid.
5.You'll get 1* Thangka as pictures shown.