A canvas painted thangka of Amitayus, the Buddha of Infinite Life.
Amitayus is synonymous with Amitabha, the Buddha of Infinite Light. He is one of the three 'Long-Life Buddhas' and he holds a long-life vase, filled with the nectar of immortality, the elixir of life.
Amitayus is the Buddha of all things beneficial to our lives. Outwardly, his practice grants us an abundance of worldly necessities: health, family, friends and good living conditions. Inwardly, we attain a greater understanding of Dharma and develop more positive states of mind. He is especially popular amongst Buddhist practitioners for the tremendous benefits his practice brings, such as immediate peace and joy.
Amitayus is an ideal gift for family and friends as it brings infinite benefits to the recipient. It is also a very significant and auspicious practice for Dharma students to offer Amitayus to their Lamas, as a request for them to live long and to continue to spread the Buddha's teachings.