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Tsogle Rinchen Trengwa

The beginning stage of Tsogle Rinchen Trengwa.
The Jewel Garland of Chöd Feasts by the 3rd Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje; edited by Karma Chagmé.

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Black background Thangka (Tib) nagtang

Different type of Himalayan Traditional Thangka painting.

  1. Painted in colors the most common type.
  2. Applique (Tib) go-tang
  3. Black Background meaning gold line on a black background (Tib) nagtang
  4. Embroidery (Tib) tsem-thang
  5. Gold Background- an auspicious treatment, used judiciously for peaceful, long life deities.
  6. Red Background- literally gold line, but referring to gold line on a vermillion (Tib) mar-tang

I had just made Yellow Dzambala 8 x11 black background 24k gold line on canvas paper with mantra here in Toronto. Zambhala (also known as Dzambhala,) is the God of Wealth and appropriately a member of the Jewel Family is also believed to be an emanation of Compassion.

ཨོཾ་ཛམ་བྷ་ལ་ཛ་ལེན་དྲ་ཡེ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ། OM DZAMBHALA DJARDIN DJAYA SOHA

There are five different wealth Zambhala, each has a their own practice and mantra to help eliminate poverty and create financial stability.



Sand Mandala in Toronto



མདོར་ན་ལུང་ཚིག་དུ་མ་ཞིག་ནས་འདི་ལྟར་གསུངས་ཡོད་དེ། རྒྱུད་དྲུག་ལུང་ཁྱུང་སྤྲུལ་དཀྱིལ་འཁོར་ ༢༤༢ལས།

དཀྱིལ་འཁོར་གཟབ་ཏེ་བཞེངས་གྱུར་ནས། བདག་དང་ཡོན་བདག་སེམས་ཅན་རྣམས། ཏིང་འཛིན་སྐྱེ་བར་གྱུར་པ་དང་། ཚོགས་རྣམས་ཡོངས་སུ་རྫོགས་པ་དང་། ལྷ་རྣམས་མཉེས་པའི་དངོས་གྲུབ་མྱུར། དེ་ཕྱིར་ཤིན་ཏུ་གཟབ་པར་བྱ།  ཞེས་གསུངས་པའོ། །

The Benefits of making the mandala:

When creating the mandala there are immeasurable great benefits.
In brief, in the oral transmission of some great lamas, it is taught like this.

In the rgyud drug lung khyung sbrul dkyil ‘khor:

Whenever carefully creating a mandala,
In myself, the sponsor and all sentient beings,
Meditative samadhi will arise,
And all merit completely is completely accomplished.
All the gods are made happy and the siddhis will quickly arise.
Therefore, create the mandala with mindfulness.
Thus it is said.