Chenrezig also known Avalokiteshvara is the most popular deity in Tibet. Chenrezig is the deity representing complete, universal compassion and his mantra is the famous: OM MANI PEDME HUNG (Tibetan pronunciation). Chenrezig is the patron saint of Tibet. The Chenrezig practice, for example, is done every night by the children attending Thrangu Rinpoche’s elementary school in Nepal. The practice of Chenrezig has spread across the world and is practiced daily in many Buddhist centers. The Dalai Lama is the most famous person to be said to embody compassion and an emanation of Chenrezig.
Chenrezig is white in color and sitting in a vajra posture on a 16-petal lotus and on a moon disk. He holds a wish-fulfilling jewel in two of his hands at his heart representing being able to fulfill all of one’s wishes. He is holding a crystal mala representing his peaceful nature and a lotus flower representing enlightenment in his other left hand. Chenrezig looks with a compassionate gaze at the six realms wanting to liberate them from their suffering.
Above him are the Five Buddhas representing the five wisdoms attained at enlightenment. Below him in the center is Guru Rinpoche (Skt. Padmasambhava) who is said to be an emanation of Chenrezig and to his right is White Tara who actually came from a tear of his and to his left is King Trisong Detsen. Guru Rinpoche, King Trisong Detsen, considered to be an emanation of Chenrezig.
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