Beautiful hand-painted thangka from Nepal depicting Shakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Dharma in this world. Siddartha Guatama attained ultimate realization beneath the Bodhi tree in Saranath, India. From that point on, he became known as Shakyamuni Buddha. Here, he is sitting in meditation for all beings. His right hand is in the earth-touching mudra, and in his left hand is an alms bowl.
The historical Shakyamuni Buddha of the Shakya clan is known by various names: the Gautama Buddha, Omniscient One, Thus Gone One, and the Lion of the Shakyas, among others. Through his own example and experiences, Gautama Buddha demonstrated the path of awakening, and ultimate liberation from samsara. His teachings are a continuous reminder of the Buddha within us.
His mantra is: Oṃ Mune Mune Mahāmunaye Svāhā.
This lovely thangka can serve as a continuous inspiration for your practice, and for recognizing Rigpa (awakened heart-mind) within in each moment.
Top width: 26 1/2"
Lower dowel: 32 3/4"
Image size: 14 3/4" x 19 5/8"