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. Prajnaparamita 1
    The female Buddha who is the manifestation of Buddha’s perfection of wisdom. Learn More
  2. Prajnaparamita 2
    The Buddha who is the manifestation of Buddha’s perfection of wisdom. Her function is to overcome maras – the outer and inner obstructing demons – and to bestow the realization of the higher perfection of wisdom – the realization of ultimate truth, or emptiness, by the subtlest blissful mind. Her four arms indicate that she is the synthesis of all Buddhas of the four directions. She is holding a vajra and a scripture of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra, and her remaining two hands are in the mudra of meditative equipoise. Together her hands teach us that through training in meditation on the perfection of wisdom we can accomplish the higher perfection of wisdom, the union of great bliss and emptiness, through which we can attain enlightenment very quickly. Learn More
  3. Precious Conch - EXTRA LARGE CARD
    The Precious Conch is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. It symbolizes the Dharma Jewel, encouraging us to listen to precious Dharma teachings and contemplate and meditate on their meaning.

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  4. Precious Conch - MINICARD
    A beautiful mini-sized image of the Precious Conch – one of the eight Auspicious Symbols. Learn More
  5. Precious Conch - SMALL EMBOSSED CARD
    The Precious Conch is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. It symbolizes the Dharma Jewel, encouraging us to listen to precious Dharma teachings and contemplate and meditate on their meaning.

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  6. Precious Fish - EXTRA LARGE CARD
    The Precious Fish is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. It symbolizes peace and harmony, indicating that having come under the umbrella of Buddhism we should always maintain harmony and joy.

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  7. Precious Fish - MINICARD
    A beautiful mini-sized image of the Precious Fish – one of the eight Auspicious Symbols. Learn More
  8. Precious Fish - SMALL EMBOSSED CARD
    The Precious Fish is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. It symbolizes peace and harmony, indicating that having come under the umbrella of Buddhism we should always maintain harmony and joy.

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  9. Precious Flower - EXTRA LARGE CARD
    The Precious Flower is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. It symbolizes symbolizes purity, encouraging us to enjoy the purity of our mind and actions.

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  10. Precious Flower - MINICARD
    A beautiful mini-sized image of the Precious Flower – one of the eight Auspicious Symbols. Learn More
  11. Precious Flower - SMALL EMBOSSED CARD
    The Precious Flower is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. It symbolizes symbolizes purity, encouraging us to enjoy the purity of our mind and actions.

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  12. Precious Knot - EXTRA LARGE CARD
    The Precious Knot is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. It symbolizes symbolizes Buddha’s realization of omniscient wisdom and encourages us to apply great effort to attain enlightenment.

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  13. Precious Knot - MINICARD
    A beautiful mini-sized image of the Precious Knot – one of the eight Auspicious Symbols. Learn More
  14. Precious Knot - SMALL EMBOSSED CARD
    The Precious Knot is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. It symbolizes symbolizes Buddha’s realization of omniscient wisdom and encourages us to apply great effort to attain enlightenment.

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  15. Precious Umbrella - EXTRA LARGE CARD
    The Precious Umbrella is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. It symbolizes the umbrella of the Buddhist community and teaches us that to make progress on the Buddhist path to enlightenment we should first come under the great umbrella of Buddhism by going for refuge to the Three Jewels – Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

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  16. Precious Umbrella - MINICARD
    A beautiful mini-sized image of the Precious Umbrella – one of the eight Auspicious Symbols. Learn More
  17. Precious Umbrella - SMALL EMBOSSED CARD
    The Precious Umbrella is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. It symbolizes the umbrella of the Buddhist community and teaches us that to make progress on the Buddhist path to enlightenment we should first come under the great umbrella of Buddhism by going for refuge to the Three Jewels – Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

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  18. Precious Vase - Extra Large CARD
    The Precious Vase is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. It symbolizes wealth and encourages us to take the precious jewels of wisdom and compassion from the treasure vase of Kadam Dharma.

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  19. Precious Vase - MINICARD
    A beautiful mini-sized image of the Precious Vase – one of the eight Auspicious Symbols. Learn More
  20. Precious Vase - SMALL EMBOSSED CARD
    The Precious Vase is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. It symbolizes wealth and encourages us to take the precious jewels of wisdom and compassion from the treasure vase of Kadam Dharma.

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  21. Precious Victory Banner - EXTRA LARGE CARD
    The Precious Victory Banner is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. It symbolizes Buddha’s abandonment of delusions and mistaken appearance and encourages us to be victorious over the enemy of our delusions.

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  22. Precious Victory Banner - MINICARD
    A beautiful mini-sized image of the Precious Victory Banner – one of the eight Auspicious Symbols. Learn More
  23. Precious Victory Banner - SMALL EMBOSSED CARD
    The Precious Victory Banner is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. It symbolizes Buddha’s abandonment of delusions and mistaken appearance and encourages us to be victorious over the enemy of our delusions.

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  24. Precious Wheel - EXTRA LARGE CARD
    The Precious Wheel is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. It encourages us to benefit others by turning the Wheel of Dharma, that is, by giving Dharma teachings. This is our final goal.

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  25. Precious Wheel - MINICARD
    A beautiful mini-sized image of the Precious Wheel – one of the eight Auspicious Symbols. Learn More
  26. Precious Wheel - SMALL EMBOSSED CARD
    The Precious Wheel is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. It encourages us to benefit others by turning the Wheel of Dharma, that is, by giving Dharma teachings. This is our final goal.

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  27. Samayavajra - A6 SMALL CARD
    The Buddha who mainly purifies degenerated commitments and vows. Learn More
  28. Seed-letter BAM - MINICARD
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    The sacred seed-letter that symbolizes Buddha Vajrayogini, an enlightened Deity of Highest Yoga Tantra who is the manifestation of the wisdom of all Buddhas. Learn More
  29. Seed-letter DHI- MINICARD
    The sacred seed-letter of Buddha Manjushri Learn More
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