Padmasambhava's Paradise Surrounded by Scenes from the Life of Padma 'od 'bar
Artist/maker unknown, Tibetan
Padmasambhava, brought to Tibet in the eighth century by a Tibetan king, founded tantric Buddhism, or Lamaism. An Indian guru, he subdued all the malignant gods of Tibet, sparing only those who converted to Buddhism and promised to be defenders of Buddhist doctrine. He is here surrounded with pictures of episodes from his life.