Padmasambhava - the great Indian tantric master
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Orientation 3
Display 5

ABS 201

 Code: ABS 201

  Country: Tibet

  Style: Late Pala Style

  Date: 1200 - 1600

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 15.1 x 23.5 x 4.9

  Materials: Painted Stone (possibly Phyllite)


Biography

Padamsambhava
Padmasambhava was a famous Indian tantric adept who lived in the eight century and who, together with Antaraksita and Kamalasila, was instrumental in the propagation of Buddhism in Tibet. The rNying ma school or “ancient translation school” is based on the teachings of Padmasambhava, who was later deified and of whom eight different manifestations are worshipped.

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