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‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ Prayer Wheel

Prayer Wheel

This Tibetan Buddhist hand prayer wheel has ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ written on it in Sanskrit.

prayer wheel :: original fine artwork by Astrid Lee :: Tibetan Buddhist Art





ORIGINAL PAINTING – SOLD.
Acrylics on canvas.
Size: 24 x24 inches , on 1.5 inch gallery-quality canvas.

SPIRITUAL FINE ART PRINTS – STILL AVAILABLE.
Fine Art Giclee Print size: approx. 12×12 inch (frames up nicely to a significantly larger size).
Price: approx. £ 50, depending on your paper or canvas choice. Plus shipping & handling cost if applicable. Inquiries: email info @ astridlee.com

Prayer Wheel Painting

While this spiritual original artwork has been sold, I will take commissions for a similar painting in 24 x24 inches ( 2×2 ft) or larger. A 2×2 ft deep gallery-wrap frame and painted on sides artwork would be priced at £ 890 pounds, plus shipping and handling cost if applicable. For larger than 2×2 ft, email me with your interest in this art work and to obtain pricing details. For all original artwork, a certificate of authenticity is provided.

What is the meaning of ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’?

‘Om mani padme hum’ is the six-syllabled Sanskrit mantra to four-armed Chenrezig, the deity who symbolizes compassion in action. To Tibetan Buddhists, the importance of the mantra comes through the syllables rather the words. Each syllable purifies an aspect of our reality:

  • Om purifies bliss and pride (realm of the gods);
  • Ma purifies jealousy and need for entertainment (realm of the jealous gods);
  • Ni purifies passion and desire (human realm);
  • Pad purifies ignorance and prejudice (animal realm);
  • Me purifies greed and possessiveness (realm of the hungry ghosts);
  • Hum purifies aggression and hatred (hell realm).

What is a Prayer Wheel?

A Tibetan Prayer wheel is a device for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. Rolls of thin paper, imprinted with many, many copies of the mantra (prayer) ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ are wound around an axle in a protective container, and spun around and around.

Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying this mantra, out loud or silently to oneself, invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion.”

This series of Tibetan Buddhist art is special. To bring in the energy of the object into the artwork, I listen to Buddhist chants & do the mantras that relate to the art. In this case, the chant is ‘Om Mani Peme Hung’.

I also infuse Reiki in all my artwork. Learn more about “reiki in art”.

May 04 2014 | Buddhist Art | No Comments »

Rol Mo, Tibetan Cymbals

Rol Mo, Tibetan Buddhist Cymbals

original buddhist art of Tibetan cymbals ritual music instrument used in spritual retreats :: Buddhist art by Astrid Lee



ORIGINAL PAINTING
Acrylics on canvas.
Size: 24 x24 inches , on 1.5 inch gallery-quality canvas.
Ready-to-hang original art, painted on sides.
Lee’s artwork comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
$ 1700
€ 1225
£ 1010
plus shipping and handling cost, if applicable.
Artist Open Houses Show Price (May 2014): £ 810.

SPIRITUAL FINE ART PRINT
Artwork size: approx. 12×12 inch (frames up nicely to a significantly larger size).
Spiritual quality fine art print: approx. £ 50, depending on your paper or canvas choice. Plus shipping & handling cost if applicable. Inquire info @ astridlee.com

May 02 2014 | Buddhist Art | No Comments »

Buddha Offerings

The Offerings

Buddhist original art  the offerings' by Astrid Lee



ORIGINAL PAINTING
Acrylics on canvas.
Size: 24?x24? , on 1.5? gallery canvas.
Ready-to-hang original art, painted on sides.
Lee’s artwork comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
$ 1700
€ 1225
£ 1010
plus shipping and handling cost, if applicable.
Artist Open Houses Show Price (May 2014): £ 810.

SPIRITUAL FINE ART PRINT
Artwork size: approx. 11×11 inch to 12×12 inch (frames up nicely to a significantly larger size).
Spiritual quality fine art print: £ 50, plush shipping & handling cost if applicable.

May 02 2014 | Buddhist Art | No Comments »

Indestructible Foundation

Double Vajra ::  indestructable foundation :: original Tibetan Buddhist Art

Indestructible Foundation

Original painting.
Acrylics on canvas. Size: 12×12″, on 1.5″ deep gallery canvas.
Lee’s artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity.
This artwork has been made w prayer | treated with Reiki.
Ready-to-hang original art, painted on sides.
$450
£268
+ shipping and handling cost, only if applicable.
Artist Open Houses Show Price (May 2014): £210 ( >20% discount)

Quality Art Print
Artwork size: 12×12 inch (frames up nicely to 20-24 inches or bigger).
Spiritual art print: US$49 plus shipping and handling cost.

Indestructible Foundation — read the story & meaning of the Double Vajra below

Description of Tibetan Buddhism

“Double Vjra : Indestructible Foundation symbol : Buddhist symbolism :

Dorje is the Tibetan word for vajra. It also symbolizes the impervious and fixed solidity of the point of power around which all else turns — the axis mundi or hub of the world.

April 28 2014 | Buddhist Art | No Comments »

The Buddhist Monk

Buddhist monk, tulku orgyen, original Buddhist painting art for sale

Tulku (Honourable Tibetan Buddhist monk on throne in red robe, painting)

ORIGINAL PAINTING
Acrylics painting on canvas.
Artwork size: 24″x24″ (approx 61x61cm) , on 1.5″ gallery quality canvas.
Ready-to-hang original art, painted on sides.
Currently NOT FOR SALE.

This artwork is treated with Reiki | has been made with prayer.

This artwork is displayed at the Tibetan Buddhist Vairotsana Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA
50% of the sale (auction) of this artwork will be donated to the Foundation.
50% of commissions based on this painting will also be donated. Please inquire.

Click here for more artwork in this series by Astrid lee
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April 28 2014 | Buddhist Art | No Comments »

Tara

Tara Buddhist deity, Buddhist fine art

Tara (Buddhist Goddess, gold & silver-toned painting)

ORIGINAL PAINTING
Acrylics on canvas.
Size: 24″x24″ , on 1.5″ gallery canvas.
Ready-to-hang original art, painted on sides.
Lee’s artwork comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
$ 1700
€ 1225
£ 1010
plus shipping and handling cost, if applicable.
Artist Open Houses Show Price (May 2014): £ 910.

SPIRITUAL FINE ART PRINT
Artwork size: approx 12 x 12 inch (frames up nicely to 20-24 inches or bigger).
Quality fine art print: US$149 | £90, plus shipping & handling cost if applicable.

See Tara’s Mantra and Buddhist meaning below.

SPIRITUAL FINE ART PRINT
Artwork size: 12×12 inch (frames up nicely to 20-24 inches or bigger).
Spiritual quality fine art print: US$149 plush shipping & handling cost.



Treat yourself a gorgeous, healing, fine artwork – original or print.
This artwork is treated with Reiki Healing Energy.

Tara’s Mantra
Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha

The story & meaning of Tara
More artwork in this series by Astrid Lee
Email us with your enquiries about Lee’s art work.

Description of Tibetan Buddhist Tara

“Tara is called Mother because it is the mother who gives birth to children. The actual meaning of Tara is the transcendental wisdom of non-dual bliss and voidness, which sees the absolute and conventional truth of all existence.

There are so many inner obstacles to the development of your mind, and these inner obstacles create many outer obstacles. Therefore, for the success of your Dharma practice, of your actualizing the graduated path to enlightenment, you must rely upon a special deity, or buddha, such as Tara. All the actions of the buddhas have manifested in this female aspect of buddha, Tara the Liberator, in order to help living beings to accomplish successfully both temporal and ultimate happiness.

Tara is quick to grant success in obtaining the ultimate happiness of enlightenment. You receive much good merit, or cause of happiness; it prevents a suffering rebirth in your next life; you receive initiation from millions of buddhas; and you achieve enlightenment.

Besides these, however, Tara practice has many other benefits. Reciting the Twenty-one Taras’ prayer with devotion, at dawn or dusk—or remembering Tara, singing praises and reciting mantras at any time of the day or night—protects you from fear and dangers, and fulfill all your wishes. If you pray to Tara, Tara is particularly quick to grant help.

There are also many temporal benefits from Tara practice, either reciting the Tara mantra or the Twenty-one Taras’ prayer. Tara can solve many problems in your life: liberate you from untimely death; help you recover from disease; bring you success in business; help you to find a job; bring you wealth. When you have a really serious problem, such as a life-threatening disease, if you rely upon Tara, very commonly you will be freed from that problem; you will recover from that disease. If you eat poison, if you rely upon Tara, the poison will not harm you. By doing Tara prayers and mantras, couples with difficulty having a child can have a child—and whichever they want, a son or a daughter. These are very common experiences. Through Tara practice, you can obtain any happiness of this life that you wish.

If you recite the Twenty-one Taras’ prayer once every evening, it is impossible—I can put my signature to this!—for you to die of starvation. It is also a very common experience for lay practitioners, monks and nuns with financial difficulties to have such problems relieved by doing Tara practice. In my personal experience, I have seen many instances of people who have prayed to and taken refuge in Tara and been saved from the danger of untimely death from disease without taking medicine.”

(source: lamayeshe.com)

April 28 2014 | Buddhist Art | 1 Comment »

Medicine Buddha

Original

Acrylics painting.
Artwork size: 30″x30″ , on 1.75″ gallery-quality canvas.

Lee’s artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity.
This artwork is treated with Reiki.

Ready-to-hang original art, painted draping over sides,
finished with black border.

US$5000 + S&H (except local pick-ups)

Fine Art Print

Alternatively, treat yourself a gorgeous, healing, quality print on paper.
Artwork size: 10×10 inch (frames up nicely to 20-24 inches or bigger by using double or triple matting).

US$90 + S&H (except local pick-ups)
This print is also treated with Reiki.

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Medicine Buddha, 2007

Email us your art collection inquiries about Lee’s art work.

Healing Journey

This painting is a close-up of a Medicine Buddha Thankha painting. Therefore I choose to follow traditional thankha painting practices. Thankha painters meditate on the meaning and the power of the deity while painting.

In this case, the Medicine Buddha is the healing buddha. He is a very powerful and important deity in Tibetan Buddhism. While everyone can pray to the Medicine Buddha, a Rimpoche (high lama) can attune individuals to the Medicine Buddha, making their prayers to the Medicine Buddha more powerful.

In my case, first studied the Medicine Buddha (oh, and I have still a lot more to learn…) and obtained Medicine Buddha attunement. Then while painting, I alternated sending Reiki to the painting, reciting the Medicine Buddha prayer and the Medicine Buddha seed mantra. It took 2 months to complete this painting.

April 09 2014 | Buddhist Art | No Comments »

Rimpoche

Original art, acrylics painting on canvas.
Artwork size: 24″x24″ , in 1.5″ gallery canvas

Lee’s artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Ready-to-hang original art, painted on sides: US$870 plus shipping and handling cost.

This artwork is treated with Reiki.

This artwork is displayed at the Vairotsana Foundation, in the Los Angeles center.
50% of the sale (auction) of this artwork is donated to the Foundation.
50% of commissions based on this painting will also be donated. Please enquire.

Email us your orders and other inquiries about Lee’s art work.

April 09 2014 | Buddhist Art | No Comments »

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