exquisite magnificence resplendent in this antique Tibetan gilded wood shrine.
Bejeweled with precious stones and exquisite evocations and emanations of the
Buddha this is a substantial object of artistry and worship rarely available for
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This exquisitely modeled shrine (mChod shoms), at the center is Buddha
Padmapani, the lotus bearer stands in a tribhanga or thrice-bent pose. His right
hand makes the gesture of giving while the left signifies teaching. An intricate
backdrop of silver filigree and a ring of distinct red coral jewelling frame this
restive Buddha. Above Padmapani is the five Tathagatas (transcendent Buddhas)
each colored and bejeweled at their lotus bases with coral and turquoise insets.
These include Vairochana, The Supreme Buddha. Akshobhya, The Immovable Buddha.
Amoghasiddhi, The Almighty Conqueror or Lord of Karma. Ratnasambhava, The Jewel
Born One. Amitabha, the Buddha of Infinite Light.
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