Our Commissioned Thangka
Anyone who commissions and anyone who actually draws the perfect form of supreme merit upon a wall, both will attain Enlightenment.
Gomadevi, The Wisdom Dakini
When we were firstly approached for painting Gomadevi as a commissioned thangka, the feeling was honestly overwhelming. With the set of strict instructions on the attributes, colors and expression, it surely seemed a challenging task. Sambhogkaya Guhyajnama as the center deity in her chest, surrounded by other six Dakinis. Each adorned by different colors and the set of peculiar attributes and gestures. Every tiny details including the complicated Mandala below her, were clearly mentioned to us.
And our focus was to portray those intricate details into the thangka, which was 18x24 inches. Initial few weeks were solely dedicated to draw, erase and re-draw the pencil sketch. Finally, we were able to finish this thangka in about 6 months, using the subtle shades of natural stone colors.
Marici,18x24 inches in Acrylics-2018
Vajrayogini, The Wisdom Dakini
One of our favorite Vajrayogini thangka, we painted few years back. Snowy-spiked mountains, river flowing through the rocks, grasses, trees, flowers and the Sun and the Moon on the back drop.
Vajrayogini stands beautifully with her bright ruby red body, in contrast to the vivid background.
Bhutadamara (Sakya Vajrapani)
We painted this special commission of Bhutadamara thangka very recently for a Sakya monastery in Boudhanath. All the details were clearly mentioned to us. The colors, mudras, postures and expressions, we were clearly instructed to every precise details in thangka.
This thangka took us about 3 months to complete. Wrathful figures in thangka are comparatively more structured and complex to draw. One has to master this art after years of learning, to portray the sensual, courageous and repulsively gloomy expression of the deity.
"Whoever thinks of a drawing or sees a drawing of the bodies of These supreme and great masters, the adepts, will be joyous of mind. Just like these masters who have attained the supreme path towards great enlightenment, It is certain that you will transform completely into Vajradhara. You will achieve the supreme Great Seal, and so doing become a great adept."
Tilopa thangka done with natural stone colors.
The precise measurement of the figures is essential for the achievement of accurately proportioned figures. However, caution must be exercised not to confuse precision with over-structured stiffness, creating an unnatural and displeasing figure.
Machig Labdron Thangka
Machig Labdron Thangka done in traditional Karma gardi style, one of the commissioned thangka for Lamala Tulku. We also have a detailed description on Mother Machig and her Chod Tradition. To read more on her, please click here.
Vajravarahi with Lineage Masters and Dharma Protectors
This Vajravarahi Thangka is the recent addition from our studio as a commissioned art. We received this special commission from fellow practitioners in France. Vajravarahi in the dusky ambience with soft color pallets and the nightly scene with twinkling stars, the lineage masters on the top and the three dharma protectors on the bottom. We were provided with the clear instructions and details to portray as neatly as we can. It took us about 5 months to complete this thangka in 20x30 inches.
Guru Drupchen Jho with Lineage Masters, Tibetan Thangka
Guru Drupchen thangka, hand-painted in a Dzogchen style, another commissioned thangka from Dharma friend in Indonesia.Thangka Size: 20x30 inches.
Medium: Natural Stone colors
There are the three Nyingma protectors on the bottom Rahula, Ekajati, and Dorje Lekpa. On his right side is Gara Lama Sonam Rabten and his left is Lama Padmavajra. There is Shakyamuni Buddha on top along with Manjushri, and Guru Padmasambhava.
This Niguma thangka, done in 9x13 inches in natural stone colors.
Namgyalma Thangka in size 14x20 inches
We custom painted this thangka for a fellow practitioner in Taiwan. Using the Natural stone colors and 24K Gold.
Red Manjushri Thangka:
Red Manjushri thangka in size 14x20 inches. We painted this thangka in 2020, using the natural stone colors and it was a commissioned thangka for a friend in Hongkong.
Samatabhadri Mandala Thangka:
This beautiful assembly of Samantabhadri with other Taras, Guru and lineage master was special request from USA for a fellow practitioners who have been into Vajrayana since long time. It was indeed insightful and inspiring for us to work on this commission and learn about the profound empowerments and transmissions, our friend received from many realized masters of Tibet.
Nyingma Refuge Tree
This Refuge tree thangka is done in 80x100 inches canvas. The total time for the completion of the thangka was almost 6 and half months for us. We used the natural stone colors on the thangka.
Various Buddhist Masters:
We painted these rare and wonderful collection of venerable Buddhist masters as the commissioned thangka. We would also like to thank Lamala Norbu for providing us with this insightful opportunity and details. We will embrace this experience forever.
The masters here are Ngorchen, Panchen, Zong Kunga Namgyel, Tserehen and Taksang Loksawa.