The subject of this series of paintings is the collective syllables of the Sanskrit mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum”. Each painting is one of the six syllables making up the mantra. These beautiful sacred shapes are an artistic representation of the written sanskrit text from Tibet (in black and white below).
This six syllable mantra is associated with Chenrezig who is the Buddha of great compassion. You can learn more by visiting KPC – 18400 River Road, Poolesville MD, or visit them on the web at www.tara.org.
“When you say the first syllable ‘Om’ it is blessed to help you achieve perfection in the practice of generosity, ‘Ma’ helps perfect the practice of our ethics, and ‘Ni’ helps achieve perfection in the practice of tolerance and patience. ‘Pä,’ the fourth syllable, helps to achieve perfection of perseverance, ‘Me’ helps achieve perfection in the practice of concentration, and the final sixth syllable ‘Hum’ helps achieve perfection in the practice of wisdom.” by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Paintings are for sale and all proceeds benefit the Tibetan Buddhist temple of Kunzang Palyul Choling who is in the process of renovation.