Le Bouddha d’Azur – Planche originale 31
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Orientation 1
Wall object 25

ABE 014

 Code: ABE 014

  Country: Switzerland


  Date: 2005

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: Unknown

  Materials: Encre de Chine sur papier

In Tibetan, a master is called “lama”, corresponding to the Sanskrit “guru”.

This figure is the very heart of tantric Buddhism and therefore of Tibetan Buddhism. The master is a religious character and can be monastic (monk, nun) or a layperson (practitioner of the mantras, householder or wandering yogin). He represents the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, the Three Gems of Buddhism. The master is the custodian of the transmission lineage and, as such, is responsible for the empowerments, the guidance of the disciples, and he is the source of benedictions.