Maitreya Buddha Tibetan Thangka Painting 47″ x 34.25″
Our Maitreya Buddha Tibetan thangka painting was completed by the skillful artisans of Patan, Nepal. As a result, you can rest assured it meets the high standards of traditional Tibetan art. This is because all of our artisans have been trained at the Kathmandu thangka painting school. Additionally, the Nepali painters have been the preferred source of the Tibetan monasteries for many years. Their Tibetan art for sale is of monastic quality and it adheres to the high standards of Tibetan Buddhism.
In our beautiful Maitreya Buddha Tibetan thangka painting, the future Buddha is dressed in a royal golden robe. Although he has already been named the Buddha of the future, he awaits in Tusita Heaven. When he returns to the earthly realm, he will obtain supreme enlightenment and reteach sentient life the Dharma. Unfortunately when the time comes for Maitreya to return, sentient life will have long forgotten the teachings of Shakyamuni and fallen into disarray. Therefore, he is sitting upright in a chair and is always prepared to return, in contrast to other sculptures and paintings of Bodhisattvas who are depicted sitting in full lotus. Additionally, devotees can visualize the glorious beauty of Tusita Heaven by studying our Maitreya Buddha Tibetan Thangka. We can imagine that Tusita Heaven glitters with gold and there is a verdant landscape with dragons flying in the clouds above.
The Nepali painters have dressed Maitreya in the crown and jewels of a Bodhisattva while he waits. Additionally, the lotus flower grows over his left shoulder and blossoms behind his left ear. Inside the lotus blossom there sits a Dharma wheel which represents the teachings that Maitreya will bring to the earthly realm when he returns.