Buddhist Art and Symbols

In the Lamrim teachings it says that just seeing an image of a Buddha places a potentiality on the mind that is a definite cause of enlightenment, and which nothing can destroy.

Tharpa's authentic and extensive collection of prints comes in a range of over 100 designs, depicting various Buddhas, Buddhist Deities, Buddhist Masters, symbols and quotes. Prints are available in various sizes and formats including mini cards, postcards, art prints, large format prints and canvases. These blessed images can be used meaningfully as a reminder of a particular Buddha you can carry with you, a meaningful focal point for your place of contemplation, or a centrepiece for your meditation room.

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  1. 35 Confession Buddhas 2
    Looking with faith at the images of these Buddhas and reciting their names has a positive and purifying effect on our mind. Our mind will be filled with inspiring blessings, thus making us more peaceful and relaxed. We will also awaken our potentiality to see actual Buddhas in the future, and create the causes within our own mind to develop the sublime enlightened qualities these beings possess. The Thirty-five Confession Buddhas are the main objects visualized in the practice known as The Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls, one of the most powerful methods for purifying our mind of all negativity. Learn More
  2. Amitabha 1
    Buddha of Infinite Light, the manifestation of the speech and the discrimination of all the Buddhas. Learn More
  3. Amitabha 2
    Buddha of Infinite Light, the manifestation of the speech and the discrimination of all the Buddhas. Learn More
  4. Amitayus 2
    The Buddha of Long Life, Wisdom and Merit Learn More
  5. Asanga - A6 SMALL POSTCARD
    A famous Indian Buddhist master of the fifth century who had a very close connection to Buddha Maitreya. Learn More
  6. Atisha - A6 SMALL POSTCARD
    The great Indian Buddhist Master who re-introduced pure Buddhism into Tibet in the eleventh century.. Learn More
  7. Atisha 2
    Atisha, the founder of the Kadampa tradition who wrote the first text on Lamrim, the stages of the path to enlightenment. Learn More
  8. Avalokiteshvara (1000-armed) 1
    The Compassion Buddha, the embodiment of the universal compassion of all enlightened beings. Learn More
  9. Avalokiteshvara (1000-armed) 2
    The Compassion Buddha, the embodiment of the universal compassion of all enlightened beings. Learn More
  10. Avalokiteshvara (4-armed) 1
    The Compassion Buddha, the embodiment of the universal compassion of all enlightened beings. Learn More
  11. Avalokiteshvara (4-armed) 2
    The Compassion Buddha, the embodiment of the universal compassion of all enlightened beings. Learn More
  12. Buddha Shakyamuni 1
    The founder of Buddhism in this world age, and the principal object of refuge for all Buddhists. Learn More
  13. Buddha Shakyamuni 3
    Buddha Shakyamuni is the founder of Buddhism in this world, and the principal object of refuge for all Buddhists. He is holding a begging bowl filled with three nectars indicating that he has conquered the ‘demons’ of uncontrolled death, a contaminated body and mind, and delusions, and is touching the ground indicating his power to subdue all negative forces. In general, ‘Buddha’ means ‘Awakened One’, someone who has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and sees things as they really are. A Buddha is a person who is completely free from all faults and mental obstructions. Every living being has the potential to become a Buddha. Learn More
  14. Buddha Shakyamuni and Prajnaparamita
    Buddha Shakyamuni, the principal object of refuge for all Buddhists, with Great Mother Prajnaparamita, the manifestation of the perfection of wisdom of all Buddhas at his heart. This is the main object visualized during the practice of The Great Mother, the method to overcome hindrances and obstacles by reciting the Essence of Wisdom Sutra (the Heart Sutra). Learn More
  15. Chandrakirti - A6 SMALL CARD
    A great Indian Buddhist Master and scholar of the 7th Century AD who clarified Buddha’s wisdom teachings. Learn More
  16. Deities of Kadampa Buddhism
    Six Deities that are the focus of meditation in key Kadampa Buddhist practices: Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism in this world age; Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka, the synthesis of the Spiritual Guide, Je Tsongkhapa, Buddha Shakyamuni and Heruka; Heruka, the Highest Yoga Tantra manifestation of the Buddha of Compassion; Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion; Arya Tara, the manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas; and Dorje Shugden, the Wisdom Buddha appearing in the aspect of a Dharma Protector. Learn More
  17. Dorje Shugden 1
    An emanation of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri appearing in the aspect of a Dharma Protector. Learn More
  18. Dorje Shugden 2
    An emanation of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri appearing in the aspect of a Dharma Protector. Learn More
  19. Dorje Shugden 3
    An emanation of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri appearing in the aspect of a Dharma Protector. Learn More
  20. Dorje Shugden 4
    An emanation of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri appearing in the aspect of a Dharma Protector. Learn More
  21. Dorje Shugden 5 (5 Lineages)
    A Dharma Protector is an emanation of a Buddha or a Bodhisattva whose main functions are to avert the inner and outer obstacles that prevent practitioners from gaining spiritual realizations, and to arrange all the necessary conditions for their spiritual development. The Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden is an emanation of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri, who always helps, guides and protects sincere practitioners by granting blessings, increasing their wisdom and fulfilling their virtuous wishes. Depicted in this image are the thirty-two Deities of Dorje Shugden’s mandala, who perform various activities of protecting and nurturing our spiritual practice. Learn More
  22. Dromtonpa - A6 SMALL CARD
    Famous lay Kadampa Buddhist Master and Atisha’s heart disciple. Learn More
  23. Geshe Chekhawa - A6 SMALL CARD
    The great Kadampa Buddhist Master famous for spreading the mind training (Tib. Lojong) teachings. Learn More
  24. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 01 (Portrait)
    The fully accomplished Buddhist Master and internationally renowned Teacher, and founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. Learn More
  25. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 02 (Portrait) - Square card
    The fully accomplished Buddhist Master and internationally renowned Teacher, and founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. Learn More
  26. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 03 (Painting)
    The founder of the New Kadampa Buddhism, and fully accomplished Buddhist Master and internationally renowned Teacher. Learn More
  27. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 04 (Waving)
    The fully accomplished Buddhist Master and internationally renowned Teacher, and founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. Learn More
  28. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 05 (Temple)
    The fully accomplished Buddhist Master and internationally renowned Teacher, and founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. Learn More
  29. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 06 (Teaching)
    The fully accomplished Buddhist Master and internationally renowned Teacher, and founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. Learn More
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