Posts Tagged ‘iconography’

Space For Art Exhibition in Lambeth, 28 May – 3 June 2012

Friday, May 11th, 2012

From May 28 to June 3 this year, Diamond Way Buddhism will be hosting in Lambeth, London an exhibition of Tibetan Buddhist Art. The exhibition is entitled ‘Space for Mind, Space for Art: treasures of Tibetan Buddhism, and contemporary responses’. The website for the event is


Statue of the Eighth Karmapa Mikyo Dorje

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
8th Karmapa Mikyo Dorje

8th Karmapa

In this blog entry on Karma Kagyu Buddhist iconography, we present a famous Buddha statue of the Eighth Karmapa Mikyo Dorje. The Eighth Karmapa (1507-1554) is of particular significance in Diamond Way Buddhism. An important Karma Kagyu Lineage master, through his spiritual genius and profound understanding of mind, he composed the particularly powerful meditation practice Guru Yoga in Four Sessions (Tib. tun shi lami naljor). Known simply as the 8th Karmapa Meditation, it is commonly practised by Diamond Way Buddhists who have completed the Four Foundational Practices (Tib. Ngondro) of Tibetan Buddhism.

The picture and text below are taken from the book “Karmapa, the Black Hat Lama of Tibet” by Nik Douglas and (more…)