Tantric shrine, disclosing Nirvana within the petals of a lotus

Buddhist art: Tantric shrine, disclosing Nirvana within the petals of a lotus.

Gilt bronze Tibetan Chinese mandalaMandala. At the centre, a tutelary deity, Yi-dam, of buddha rank, locked in embrace with his prajna, or wisdom party. Twenty lesser divinities surround them, two or three on each petal, before circular drums or altars. Continue reading “Tantric shrine, disclosing Nirvana within the petals of a lotus”