Practice Images to Download

We have high quality photos which were taken from thangkas so that they are free of any copyright and therefore you can download them and make as many copies as you like. Unlike the photos found on the internet, these photos are all high quality (300dpi).

Each of these Dharma photos can be downloaded at only $ 0.50 for the small (4 by 6 inch) photo or $ 0.50 for the large (8 by 10 inch) photo. You can then print them out on your personal printer or have them professionally printed.

Also if you want to have us print them out for you, you can go the section in this website which says, "Dharma Photos." Obviously, the photos are more expensive but postage is free.

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Amitabha Buddha (Downloadable Photo)

Amitabha is one of the five Wisdom Buddhas and is located in madalas in the west and is red in color. He resides in Sukhavati (Tib. Dewachen) and sits in the full-lotus with his hands in the meditation position and sometimes has his left hand holding a begging bowl. He belongs to the lotus (padma)...
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Amitayus w White Tara, Namgyalma (Downloadable Photo)

This is a very striking painting which is very detailed. In the middle we have Amitayus called “The Buddha of Infinite Life” red in color, sitting in vajra posture and wearing the sambhogakaya form with silk garments, elaborate crown, necklace, earrings, and bracelets. His hands are in...
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Buddha Touching the Earth (Downloadable Photo)

Before reaching enlightenment, the Buddha meditated under the Bodhi tree for six weeks. When the Buddha reached enlightenment and was asked how he knew he was enlightened, he touched the earth and said, "Let the earth be my witness." The Buddha is pictured as gold, holding his begging...
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Buddha Arising from a Lake (Downloadable Photo)

Buddha on a Lotus Throne shows the Buddha sitting in the vajra posture with his right hand touching the earth and left hand holding a bowl of amrita. The toughting the earth position comes from the time that the Buddha was meditating under the Bodhi Tree and king of maras came to him and asked him...
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Chenrezig 1000 Armed (Downloadable Photo)

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...
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Chenrezig Alone (Downloadable Photo)

Chenrezig also known by his Sanskrit name Avalokiteshvara is the most popular deity in Tibet. He is the deity of representing compassion and his mantra is the famous: OM MANI PEDME HUNG. The Chenrezig practice is done every night by the children attending Thrangu Rinpoche's grade school in...
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Chenrezig with 5 Wisdom Buddhas (Downloadable Photo)

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...
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Green Tara on Lake (Downloadable photo)

Tara is widely revered in both India and Tibet. Originally, Tara was in India the patron saint of sea goers who prayed to her to protect them from drowning. Gradually, she became a protectoress, like a mother, who protected one from things such as financial ruin, being incarcerated, contracting a...
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Gesar of Ling (Photo Download)

One of the oldest epics in Tibetan literature is the story of Gesar of Ling which was around long before Tibet became a Buddhist Country in the Seventh Century CE. This legend is very long and used to be told from memory by Tibetan story tellers  much like the Odessy was told word of mouth in...
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Guru Rinpoche with 8 Manifestions (Downloadable Photo)

Guru Rinpoche is considered the second Buddha by the Tibetans. In the Seventh Century CE he brought Buddhism to the land of Tibet, founded the Nyingma lineage and is said to have conquered many the local deities that opposed him and turned them into Dharma Protectors. He was a magician in addition...
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Guru Rinpoche Alone (Downloadable Photo)

Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) was considered a second Buddha in Tibet because he brought Buddhism from India to Tibet and established its first lineage--the Nyingma lineage. In this depiction Guru Rinpoche is in the mudra of the Konchog Chidu Practice on a lotus throne with his staff which...
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Guru Rinopche with two consorts (Download Photo)

Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) was considered a second Buddha in Tibet because he brought Buddhism from India to Tibet and established its first lineage--the Nyingma lineage. In this picture he is depicted in his usual costume with his staff with three heads holding a Vajra in this right hand in...
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Guru Rinpoche rising from a lake

This Guru Rinpoche picture is very similar to the picture with two consorts but without his consorts.   All of these photos are of high quality (300 dpi) and are free of copyright restrictions. You can download the medium size (4 by 6 inches) or the large size (8 x 10 inches) or both. ...
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Guru Rinpoche on the Lake (Downloadable Photo)

Guru Rinpoche was considered a second Buddha in Tibet because he was invited to Tibet buy King Trisong Detsen and brought Buddhism Tibet. He established Buddhism in Tibet in the 7th century CE, helped translate the Indian Buddhist works into Tibetan, built the first Budhist monastery in Tibet...
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Guru Rinpoche & Five Wisdom Buddhas (Downloadable Photo)

Guru Rinpoche (Skt. Padmasambhava ) is considered the second Buddha in Tibet introduced Buddhist practice to Tibet. Guru Rinpoche had to subdue many of the local deities who were resisting conversion to Buddhism and there for is depicted as a magician with a staff with the three heads representing...
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Karma Kagyu Lineage Tree with Labels (Downloadable Photo)

The Kagyu lineage tree not only has the lineage masters down to the 16th Karmapa, but it also contains the important sacred sangha and yidams and protectors of the lineage and other important realized individuals such as Niguma, Khentse Wangpo, Machtig Ladron, Pagmo Drukpa and Dolpopa. This lineage...



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Karmapa (Downloadable Photo)

His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa ( Orgyen Trinley Dorje ) is head of the Karma Kagyu Lineage.
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Mahakala SixArmed (Downloadable Photo)

The deities in Tibetan Buddhism are divided into peaceful and wrathful deities. The wrathful ones are often Dharma protectors and one of the most famous dharma protector is Mahakala. Mahakala comes in many forms with the two-armed, four-armed and six-armed Mahakala being most common. Mahakala is...
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Machig Labdrön

Machig Labdrön is one of Tibet's most famous practitioners who introduced the practice of Chod (cutting off) practice to cut one's attachement a one's body and self. It is said that this practice was one of very few Buddhist practices that orginated in Tibet and actually then went...


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Manjushri Golden (Downloadable Photo)

Manjushri is the embodiment of the wisdom of all the buddhas. He is golden in color and holds a flaming sword with a vajra as a handle in this right hand and a lotus flower holding a book of the Prajnaparamita teachings on emptiness in his left hand. His sword cuts through all ignorance so that the...
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Medicine Buddha and 7 Brothers (Download photo)

In the Medicine Buddha practice there is the main Medicine Buddha who is shown here the color of lapis and holding the arura plant in the offering gesture in his right hand and a bowl of medicine buddha in his left. He is directly under the Akshobhya Wisdom Buddha whose family he belongs to. The...
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Medicine Buddha Alone (Downloadable Photo)

Thrangu Rinpoche says that all deities are very similar in that they devote themselves to helping sentient beings. But beings have many different propensities and karma, so the deities manifest in different forms. The Medicine Buddha looks similar to the Shakyamuni Buddha touching the ground, but...
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Manjushri Alone (Downloadable Photo)

Manjushri is the embodiment of the wisdom of all the buddhas. He is golden in color and holds a flaming sword with a vajra as a handle in this right hand and a lotus flower holding a book of the Prajnaparamita teachings on emptiness in his left hand. His sword cuts through all ignorance so that the...
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Namgyalma or Ushnisha Vijaya (Downloadable Photo)

There are three major deities that help in longlife practices. These are Amitabha, Namgyalma, and White Tara. We have photos of each of these on the website. Namgyalma's official name in Sanskrit is Ushnisha Vijaya, but since this deity was adopted by Namgyal monstery she has been called...
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Taras, Twenty-one

Tara is femine deity which originated in India and was adopted by the Tibetans and is very popular because she is a protector. Traditonally , Tara protects one from the dangers faced in earlier times such as being drowned in a ship, being imprisioned, being bitten by.snake and so on. But Tara...
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Thrangu Rinpoche (Downloadable Photo)

This is the Shrine photo of Thrangu Rinpoche taken in Crestone several years ago. All of these photos are very high quality (300 dpi) and free of copyright restrictions. You can download the medium size (4 by 6 inches) or the large size (8 x 10 inches) or both. You can also order a print of this...
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Naropa with students (Photo Download)

Naropa lived in India and taught at Nalanda Monastic University in the Eleventh century was approached one day while he was studying by a dakini who asked him if he understood what he was reading and when Naropa said, "yes" she became very upset and told him he should go see "her...
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Vajrakilaya (Downloadable Photo)

All of these photos are very high quality (300 dpi) and free of copyright restrictions. You can download the medium size (4 by 6 inches) or the large size (8 x 10 inches) or both. You can also order a print of this photo in the Dharma Photos section of this website.
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Tong Tong Gyalpo (Downloadable photo)

Tong Tong Gyalpo is famous for not only being great practitioner who originated the Chenrezig practice, but also the first person respoonsible for Building metal bridges across the the steep ravines in Tibet thus saving the people days and safety in their travels. Mary Tibetan homes have a...
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Vajrasattva Alone (Downloadable Photo)

Vajrasattva is the deity representing purification. He is white signifying purity and sits on a moon disk on top of a lotus throne. In his left hand is an upside down bell resting on his left thigh and in his right hand is a vajra placed at his hear level. Above his head is Amitabha because he...
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Vajrasattva in Union (Downloadable Photo)

Vajrasattva is white signifying purity and sits on a moon disk on top of a lotus throne. In his left hand is an upside down bell resting on his left thigh representing the wisdom aspect and in his right hand is a vajra placed at his heart level representing the skillful means aspect. Vajrasattva...
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Vajrayogini Dancing (Downloadable Photo)

Vajrayogini is a major Deity in the Kagyu lineage who was introduced into the lineage by Naropa. Vajrayogini has since been adopted into other lineages and is often depicted in several different poses. This particular posture shows Vajrayogini red in color with flames around her showing that she is...
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Wheel of Samsara with Buddhas (Downloadable Photo)

The Wheel of Life is a visual depiction of cyclic existence (samsara) as taught in the Buddhist teachings. On the outside of the wheel is Yamataka (the Lord of Death) who is consuming everything in samsara when it dies. Then in the outer circle is the 12 links of dependent origination. Next is...
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White Tara Alone (Downloadable Photo)

Tara is connected closely to protection. Often Tibetans will prayer to Tara to protect them from violence, unjust incarceration, dangerous animals which are much more common in India, drowning in an ocean and so on. There are actually 21 taras each with a different color, family, and type of...
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White Tara with 8 Auspicous Symbols (Download Photo)

Tara is connected closely to protection. Often Tibetans will prayer to Tara to protect them from violence, unjust incarceration, dangerous animals which are much more common in India, drowning in an ocean and so on. There are actually 21 Taras each with a different color, family, and type of...
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Yamantaka Lord of Death (Downloadable Photo)

Yamantaka is the wrathful form of Manjushri, the deity of wisdom. The story goes that a yogi was meditating in a cave and along came some thieves with a water buffalo to eat. They cut off the head of the yogi and when the yogi spirit realize he was headless, he took the head of the water buffalo...



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Yeshe Tsogyal First Enlightened Tibetan (Downloadable Photo)

Yeshe Tsogyal was a woman practitioner who met Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) when he came to Tibet to establish Buddhism  in Tibet. She became one of his closest desciples and did many activities with him such as hiding teachings (termas) to be recovered years later when Tibetans would be able...