Framed Tibetan Thangka Painting – Path to Enlightenment (red, blue, green, grey, gold) 660mm x 530mm


Original hand painted Thangka created by Tibetan refugees. Naggar Valley donates 10% of all profits generated from sales of Thangka paintings to Lha charity in McLeod Ganj, India. For more information regarding the wonderful work that Lha do please visit our About Lha Charity page.

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The Path to Enlightenment

This piece is painted on cotton canvas with main colours of red, green, blue, grey, orange and gold. Approximate dimensions are: image size – 470mm x 350mm, total size with frame – 660mm x 530mm.

This striking painting is presented in a bespoke dark wooden frame. The distressed finish adds an aged feel which compliments the art work perfectly.

A deeply symbolic Thangka, the texts from which this illustration are aken require a long period of deep study to fully understand. In brief, this is the interpretation of the various symbols:

  1. The Path – the way to complete control of one’s mind, each bend represents one of the six powers: hearing, contemplation, mindfulness, alertness, effort, and familiarity.
  2. The Elephant – the concious mind
  3. The Monkey – the distracting part of the mind
  4. The Rabbit – fluctuations of the mind
  5. The Stick to control the elephant – alertness
  6. The Rope in the monk’s hand – mindfulness

The five objects or causes of mental agitation are:

  1. The Silk Scarf – touch
  2. Peaches – taste
  3. Water in a conch – scent
  4. Cymbals – sound
  5. A Mirror – form

The fires represent the struggle for control which is reduced through familiarity. After the final stage (in the cave), bliss and ecstasy are reached using the realization of the Wisdom of Emptiness to banish ignorance.

The Path to Enlightenment has such detail and meaning, it is our most sought after Thangka. These original artworks sell faster than we can supply them.

We are extremely happy to be able to offer this stunning painting once more, albeit in a different colourway and as ever with it’s individual nuances which make it unique.

Additional information

Weight2 kg
Dimensions600 x 700 x 150 mm


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