Illuminated Iconographic Tibetan Calligraphy

Gold & Lapis Lantsa Benza Guru mantra

Pure gold leaf and Nepalese pure gold powder paint on Lapis-like stained Spanish 50 cm diameter roundel paper. 2017

The Mantra of Padmasambhava om ah hum vajra guru pema siddhi hum surrounds his seed syllable hum at the centre.
These are all gold leaf illuminated in the ancient Lantsa Sanskrit lettering.
Smaller corresponding Tibetan letters of the mantra are arranged around the outside of this contemporary mantra mandala, painted in a Nepalese pure gold medium.

Especially created for a solo exhibition with Amankora in Thimbu and Paro, Bhutan.

Gold & Lapis Lantsa Benza Guru mantra - Tibetan Calligraphy