• Art of the Week
Tsangpa Karpo
September 20, 2019

Tsangpa Karpo is associated with the Indian creator god Brahma, who is the power behind all the visible forces of nature [...]

Daughter of the Himalayas, Parvati (Uma)
March 22, 2019

Mountains are a common site for ascetic practices in Buddhism and Hinduism, an ideal place of retreat where a spiritual adept can escape the [...]​

Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon
March 8, 2019

In their battle against the demons, all the male gods of the Hindu pantheon were unable to defeat the defiant Mahishasura, who had [...]​

March 1, 2019

The charnel ground or cremation site is considered a powerful place for practice in Tantric Buddhism, due to its proximity to [...]​

March 28, 2018

Rahula is a personification of eclipses in Indian cosmology and an important protector deity in the Nyingma [...]

Damchen Garwai Nakpo, the Oath-Bound Blacksmith
July 27, 2016

Damchen Garwai Nakpo, the Blacksmith, was a local pre-Buddhist Tibetan deity subdued by the great master Padmasambhava (8th century), who was invited to Tibet by [...]

Updating Yamantaka
July 20, 2016

Tenzing Rigdol works in multiple mediums, including photography, performance, video, painting, and collage. This work is from a series of the artist’s contemporary interpretations of [...]

July 13, 2016

Vajrabhairava is one of the most important deities of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism, which has dominated Mongolian religious life in recent centuries. This sculpture is [...]

Machig Labdron
April 20, 2016

Machig Labdron (1055–1153), one of the most prominent female masters and lineage holders in Tibetan Buddhism, appears deified in this painting as a [...]

Amnye Cha Kyung
December 2, 2015

As a local mountain deity in Rebkong, Amdo Province, in northeastern Tibet, Amnye Cha Kyung is an important figure in the region’s sacred geography. Mountain deities were [...]