Buddhist Masters

A common but quite often overlooked type of thangka is that which depicts the Buddhist masters such as Tsongkhapa, Virupa, Milarepa, Longchenpa, and the Sakya masters. They are depicted either alone or in a group with the main master in the center of the thangka. These masters have founded various schools and marked the beginnings of different traditions; disseminating their knowledge and teachings in the Buddhist philosophy.