Dharmapala Thangka CentreSchool of Thangka Painting

12.9 Eighth Karmapa

Mikyö Dorje [tib.: mi bskyod rdo rje

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The influential order of the Kagyupas was founded by Marpa [1012 - 1097]. One of the of the three principal suborders that stemmed from the Kagyupas are the Karmapas, the oldest reincarnation lineage in Tibet.

In the Tibetan iconography he Karmapa Lamas are distinguished generally by their black hats.

Mikyö Dorje [Tib.: mi bskyod rdo rje; b. 1507 in Kham; † 1554] was the 8th Karmapa of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.

He himself was a competent artist, during the sixteenth century he inspired one special style of Tibetan painting, in which landscape elements predominate. The style is very likely called "Karma Gadri" because of its association with the Karmapas, who have always externed strong influence in eastern Tibet. The models of this style are probably Chinese paintings of a much earlier period. The Karma Gadri style is known from written sources as a major Tibetan artistic style.

Measurements: 20.9 x 29.9" | 53 x 76 cm
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Material: Natural Stone Colors