The Primordial Rigden tangka hangs as the central image on the public shrine in Shambhala
Every detail of the image was designed by
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and meticulously painted by artist Cynthia
This booklet explains in simple language why the tangka
is there and what it means. Generously illustrated throughout, it discusses the tangka and its creation, as well as the iconography of
the Primordial Rigden an image that fuses spiritual and temporal,
sacred and secular aspects of life. It is especially helpful to Shambhala Centre visitors and other curious viewers. Topics include:
The meaning of "Rigden" (general and specific)
The Shambhala Buddhist lineage
The function of a shrine in a Shambhala Centre
The iconography of the tangka and its meaning
Softcover, 5" x 7"
Also recommended: Realizing Confidence: The Making of the Primordial Rigden Thangka, a DVD including comments about the iconography by the Sakyong and thangka painter Cynthia Moku.