Illuminated Iconographic Tibetan Calligraphy

Title:
Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoché

Japanese mineral paint and Sumi ink on Bhutanese bark-fiber paper, 80 x 58 cm, 2015

The main body of calligraphy in the piece is an old form of long tailed Tibetan Drutsa script originating from the time of the Ming Dynasty in China and Tibet. The Seven Line Prayer to Padmasambhava reads:

To the North-west land of Urgyen,
Born from a lotus flower,
Oh wondrous, the highest siddhi has been attained!
The renowned Padmasambhava,
Who is encircled with an entourage of Dakinis
Following your example,
Please manifest here and bestow your blessing
Guru padma siddhi hum.
om ah hum vajra guru padma siddhi hum.

Finishing with the mantra om ah hum vajra guru padma siddhi hum This is depicted in both Ancient Lantsa Sanskrit and Tibetan Uchen scripts.

Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoché - Tibetan Calligraphy