This Thangka painting is one of the most complex and detailed paintings of all. Amitabha Buddha located in the pureland of Sukhavati teaching to the eight great bodhisattvas, shravakas and pratyekabuddhas seated in front.
Along both sides of the throne stand three offering goddesses, white in colour, proffering bowls of wishing jewels and holding auspicious banners. At the front are seated the Eight Great Bodhisattvas, 'the heart sons of the Buddha,' each with their own colour performing the Dharma Teaching mudra while holding the stems of two lotus blossoms. At the left is Avalokiteshvara, Maitreya, Kshitagarbha and Samantabhadra. At the right is Vajrapani, Manjushri, Akashagarbha and Sarvanivarana-vishkambhin. At the front are numerous arhats, pratyekabuddhas and heavenly beings each holding a wishing jewel in folded hands at the heart; seated in beautiful landscaped surroundings filled with bathing ponds and rolling green hills.
It takes a very skillful Thangka Master to complete the details with perfect proportion and sophistication. This Thangka painting is completed by a Tibetan Thangka Master in traditional style, using natural stone pigments. The final Thangka is framed with the most exquisite silk brocade border.
This special Thangka has been blessed by a respected Rinpoche and you can see the mantra at the back of the painting.
The size of the painting is 61cm x 96cm.