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conebeckham wrote:Me too!
It's not iconography I recognize immediately. Appears most of the 8 manifestations are arranged below...and right below GR, and above the semicircle of manifestations, appears a yabyum yidam which may be a form of Hayagriva/Phagmo--can't tell. But that could be a key.
Also, in the lineage above, I don't see Samantabhadra/Drhi as usually depicted...and Amitayus is at the very top?
Good luck with that one....I think you'll need a real expert.
(Maybe send it to Jeff Watt for review?)
Jeff Watt is the curator, and I'd say one of the go-to guys on Earth for questions like this. Other than some specialist Lamas who may be able to identify it based on their personal knowledge of a given terma tradition, he's the guy, I'd bet.
Matylda wrote:It looks pretty much like Peling tradition thanka of Guru Rinpoche...
michaelb wrote:My guess is it's a picture of a Guru Rinpoche sadhana rather than a refuge tree, and I would hazard it's Dudjom Tersar Collection of Seven Termas (Ter Kha Dun Dü), with the seven tertons at the top along with Yeshe Tsogyal, Trisong Detsen and Dudjom Rinpoche lower down, the five Thotrengtsal, the eight manifestations and Hayagriva and Vajravarahi. The Protectors wouldn't be out of place in a Tersar tangkha either.
just a guess, though.
Yeti wrote: That was my guess too. But it is just guessing.
michaelb wrote:Yeti wrote: That was my guess too. But it is just guessing.
The size of the image and detail isn't ideal for identifying the lineage, but it seems that the two most easily distinguished lamas in the picture are Dudjom Lingpa with beard etc. and Dudjom Rinpoche, with white zen. The others are more generic, so Guru Chowang, for example, doesn't appear as he is often shown (big top knot and that) but that doesn't mean he's not depicted.
I'm sure there are probably other sadhanas with eight manifestations, five Thotrengtsals and Hayagriva/Vajravarahi, but with such a Dudjom emphasis? I don't think so. So, my money's on Ter Kha Dun Dü, for sure.
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