This exquisite and one-of-a-kind Tibetan thangka is hand painted by master artists in the Kathmandu Valley. Thangka painting schools in Nepal help to keep Tibetan traditions alive. This beautiful Thangka painting of Chenrezig can be Perfect for your home, meditation area, or altar space.
On Chenrezig’s left side, at the level of his heart, is the gentle face of a wild deer; the deer’s skin is draped over his shoulder. The deerskin is an ancient symbol of renunciation, as wandering mendicants often took the skin of a deer as a meditation seat, and sometimes as a garment and blanket. This symbolic meaning applies, as Chenrezig, a Bodhisattva, has renounced the snares of worldly existence, but here it further symbolizes his boundless compassion for sentient beings. According to legend, Chenrezig once took rebirth as a wild deer, but he had such heartfelt compassion for the hunter who chased him that he willingly laid down his life.