The Enlightened Architect: Thangton Gyalpo
 Size: 18x24 inches
Medium: Posters, Acrylics and 24K Gold
Surface:  Handmade Cotton Canvas
Date of Creation:  2021 AD
Time for Making:  Around 4 Months


Thangtong Gyalpo, also known as Lama Chakzampa, a prominent figure in Tibetan history. He lived in the 14th and 15th centuries, he was a renowned  Tibetan Buddhist master, yogi, and engineer. He is particularly famous for his skills in building iron chain suspension bridges across the rugged terrain of Tibet. These bridges were essential for facilitating trade and travel in the region.

Beyond his engineering feats, Thangtong Gyalpo was also a highly accomplished spiritual teacher, known for his expertise in the teachings of the Vajrayana tradition. He is credited with founding several monasteries and retreat centers throughout Tibet.

Revered as a visionary and a saint in Tibetan Buddhism, his legacy continues to inspire both Buddhists and engineers alike. His life story is often recounted as a testament to the power of spiritual practice, ingenuity, and compassionate service.

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