Realizing Confidence reveals the intimate process of a student and teacher working together to
create an extraordinary work of spiritual art.
In autumn 2003, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
commissioned master painter Cynthia Moku to paint a Rigden king image. While
many images of the twenty-five Rigdens of Shambhala have been produced in the
past, this commission was for a primordial Rigden image, an image of the essence
of the Rigdens; something that has never before been painted. For over eighteen
months Cynthia Moku worked closely with the Sakyong to establish the overall
tone, posture, seat, and iconography of this unique piece.
This DVD includes comments by the
Sakyong on elements of the thangka as well as remarks by Cynthia Moku. Directed
by Johanna Lunn Montgomery.
Also available: The Primordial Rigden Thangka booklet.
This booklet discusses the thangka, the Rigden iconography, and how the thangka
came to be created.