The Thangka depicts the Vajrapani practice from Jamyang Khyentse Choyki Whangcuk’s terma teaching relating to the practice of Vajrapani. In the centre of the Thangka is the wrathful aspect of Vajrapani. At the top centre is Samantabhadra (Yab Yum). To the top right is the peaceful aspect of Vajrapani as described in the sadhana; and at the top left is Guru Garab Dorje. Shown at the bottom of this painting are the three main guardians of the Dzogchen teachings - Ekajati (centre), Rahula (to the left), and Dorje Legpa (to the right).
To the right of Vajrapani and above the Stupa is an artist’s depiction of Mt Lhalung (named after Lhalung Palgyi Dorje, one of Guru Rinpoche’s 25 disciples).
Lhalung Palgyi Dorje hid the terma teaching of Vajrapani in the form of a statue, to be found by a terton at a later date. Consequently, Jamyang Kyentse Chokyi Whangchuk (Namkai Norbu Rinpoche’s uncle) dreamt of the location and accordingly undertook an expedition to find the statue, it being hidden in Mt. Lhalung. Depicted at the foot of Mt Lhalung is Jamyang Kyentse Chokyi Whangcuk climbing the mountain with his students.
To the left of Varjapani is the artists impression of a yogi having, through his realisation of the practice, passed on manifesting a rainbow body.

This Painting was created under the guidance of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, the thangka therefore being executed as accurately as possible according to the practice.

Painting completed 2015
Painted by Damien Pascoe
Acrylic on canvas, 48cm x 71.5cm, Sold at Auction
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