Thangka Painting of the 8th Karmapa Mikyö Dorje




Beautiful paintings based on the Guru Yoga in Four Sessions (Tib. tun shi lami naljor) meditation composed by the 8th Karmapa Mikyö Dorje (1507–1554).


The Eighth Gyalwang Karmapa Mikyö Dorje, Karma Kagyu Lineage, Karma Gadri Painting School, Eastern Tibet 1800 – 1899, ground mineral pigment on cotton, from the collection of the Rubin Museum of Art, courtesy of the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation.

The Four-Session Guru Yoga that we practice, composed by the Eighth Karmapa Miky Dorje, was based on an earlier guru yoga found in the writings of Lama Shangtsalpas (Lord Gampopas disciple), secret teachings that were sealed by command seal. Miky Dorje used this as the basis for his composition. There is a commentary on this practice written by the Ninth Gyalwang Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje, which is impracticably long. Chakme Rinpoche wrote his commentary because until that time there was no easily accessible commentary for doing Four-Session Guru Yoga. Chakme Rinpoche’s commentary presents the meditations and visualizations to be done at the various sections of the text. Includes the sadhana of Four-Session Guru Yoga by Miky Dorje and a CD with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche chanting the sadhana. Thangka on front cover: The Eighth Gyalwang Karmapa Miky Dorje, Eastern Tibet 1800–1899, ground mineral pigment on cotton, from the collection of the Rubin Museum of Art, courtesy of the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation.http://www.amazon.com/Four-Session-Guru-Yoga-Miky-Dorje/dp/193460836X
Tibet
1600 - 1699
Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist Lineages
132.08x91.44cm (52x36in)
Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection of The Norton Simon Museum
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