Monday, December 26, 2011

Green Tara Tibetan Ancient Thangka Sacred Art Artist Feature

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! With the New Year fast approaching, we wanted to follow up on our earlier blogpost on Green Tara, the divine feminine of Tibetan Buddhism. We have received much interest on learning more about Green Tara and so we wanted to share our journey with everyone. Such a journey always leads to learning more than we plan on so hang on your seats and travel with me!

I have had the good fortune of getting to know talented artist and glassblower (retired) Colin Boone, who reside in the United Kingdom. Over this blogpost, I will be sharing original artwork by Colin Boone of Green Tara, White Tara and Avalokitesvara. Colin had spent 3 years learning the strict doctrine of thangka art painting from masters in Nepal. It took him at least a decade to learn it! It is with pleasure that we feature his lovely "thangka" art for the world to appreciate and enjoy. We thank Colin for his kind generosity and allowing us to enjoy his treasures! As Colin shared with us, true blue thangka painting can only be achieved by all who choose to study its only methods.

Let us start with Green Tara as it is through Her that all this interest and learning came about. 
All knowledge of Tara below was provided by Colin Boone.
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If you mention to Colin that you were sent by moXieantiques through this blogpost, he will automatically provide you with a 10% discount at his store!!!
And of course you can contact him if you are interested in purchasing any of his original artwork, art prints or antiques ...

Both Green and White Tara, came from each eye of the tears wept by Avalokiteshvara.

White Tara from the tears of the left eye. Green Tara from the tears of the right. 

Both Tara are also the consort of Avalokiteshvara.

They represent also, night or day.

Green Tara represents the night

and White Tara, the day.

This is shown by them dressed or holding either lotus flowers in FULL BLOOM, during day or HALF-OPEN lotus, at night.

Their characteristics are also different, for Green Tara embodies activity and though she is the fiercer form of the two,
she is also a goddess of compassion and saviour, whereas White Tara, has grace & serenity with her displays.
BUT together, both Tara, are the very compassion, unending, who labour to rid of us suffering during day & night.

The colour Green suggests action, accomplishment and activity, just as believed of Green Tara to have been.
Her posture is one of ease, with her left leg folded, whilst her right leg is stretched-out and ready for action.
Her hands serve as granting gestures and refuge,
her lotus flowers are sometime closed to signify power, purity and the very jewels of a bodhisattva.

She is the saviouress, and has ability to overcome the most difficult of situations, such as anxiety, fear and danger.

Om Mani Padme Hum 

We will continue to share more on our next blogpost as we think that is enough to contemplate on for now and just a wonderful introduction to the world of Tibetan sacred art .... We will share more about how to distinguish between Green and White Tara and other interesting facts and pictures as we find or receive them... There is so much and we want you to love it so we will not overload you!!!
 Stay tuned to our features on Tibetan sacred art here @ moxieantiques

If there are specific areas of thangka art or tibetan sacred art that you are interested in learning about, please feel free to send us an email and we would be glad to take your suggestions!
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xoxo and enjoy ....

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