Monday, March 2, 2009

Tseringma & the Long-life Sisters

Tseringma is a protector of Buddhism in both Tibet and in the Himalayan Mountain regions. She and her four sisters have a popular narrative history that is strongly connected to the life story of Milarepa. After Padmasambhava had earlier subjugated the sisters, later Milarepa became their teacher and taught them mahamudra and karma yoga. In one very detailed painting a number of scenes depict the sisters who at first try to distract Milarepa to test him and later receive personal instructions in the sexual yogas of Tantric Buddhism - karma yoga.

1 comment:

Thomas said...

Some more (and more correct too) information on the "tshe ring mched lnga" you might find at this site: http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/Five_Sisters_of_Long_Life

TSD