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These images painted in this unique style offer the purchaser a rare opportunity to benefit from the vision of Lama Thubten Yeshe, who devoted his life to the spiritual development of his western students, and the realisation of this vision by his devotee, the Artist, who will not paint them again in this lifetime. To take advantage of this sale please be aware that this offer will only happen once.

The story behind the original set of paintings

Lamas Yeshe and Zopa

FOREWORD BY OSEL HITA

Andy Weber is a very close Brother for me, and not just from this life but also from my past life.

I would like to talk a little about Andy’s amazing and wonderful journey with painting. First of all, I have to mention what painting enlightened humans is all about.

We may think it is strange that this Buddha is blue, orange or green, they must be aliens!! Ha, ha, ha but in reality the sacred images that Andy creates are based on our own mind and self.

We all have the inner potential of Buddha nature. The Buddhas represent our amazing qualities that we have hidden within. The problem is we limit ourselves into believing that we are not capable of achieving that kind of mastery and realise our full potential.

When we observe these paintings we are inspired by this Clear Light inside of us that helps us to create the cause to move faster in that direction. In other words, the Buddhas are a reflection of our future self and fully reached potential of our inner being.

Each Buddha represents all the amazing positive qualities we all hold within ourselves.

Andy and I had a conversation once where I asked him what colour would he be when he becomes Buddha. He answered dark blue; I said I would be purple! Ha, ha, ha…it had never occurred to us before that kind of conversation!!

I want to thank Andy for his contribution towards elevating humanity’s frequency and vibration. Just being in the presence of these Buddha images, creates the cause to accelerate and fulfil this destiny we all share.
These images bring us closer to our true self; one with all.

It is with so much love and gratitude that I dedicate this introduction for Andy Weber and thank him for his infinite amount of work and dedication to humanity’s collective memory and karma.

Big Love always Andy La. And thank you for your hard work!!!
Osel

THE STORY

In the beginning of my studies of Tibetan Buddhism in 1973, I personally found most of the traditional thangkas with their many figures, deities, buddhas and detailed landscapes, overwhelming. After receiving instructions on meditation and philosophy from Geshe Nawang Dhargye at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharmsala, India, and from Lama Thubten Yeshe at Kopan Monastery in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, we meditators were instructed to focus on visualising one figure. Lama Yeshe encouraged this point of concentration by commissioning me to paint several large thangkas of just the main deity. The intention was to clarify the deities and buddhas for visualisation purposes.

Westerners needed time to understand the symbolism within these figures and slowly learn how to read the surrounding imagery, depicted in the structure or in the robes of the figures. Everything in these paintings has symbolic meaning that relates to one’s own personal self -development, which in turn relates to our path to enlightenment.

Secondly, my intention was to make the deities more life-like, which I attempted by using fine detailed shading so the figures look absolutely like real beings, not two-dimensional cartoon characters. This was not only for my personal use but also for the larger Dharma community.

In 1983, I approached the director of Wisdom Publications and this set of paintings was commissioned by him personally, taking 5 years to complete in 1988. These paintings have historic value because they were published and sold as cards and art prints all over the world. Many copies, even pirate copies, have been made – you can even find them in the street shops of Dharmsala and Ladakh.

From the sales of these publications, with world-wide distribution, these images have become quite famous, and helped to spread the Dharma. Many people told me how their entrance into the Dharma was through catching a glimpse of one of these cards, because it resonated with some part of their mind. This reflects the power of the individual image and kept inspiring my efforts. As a Hollywood art dealer commented, “Each painting can hold a large room”.

One should not forget that the deity or the buddha are objects of refuge, and become important in times of trouble, especially at the time of death, because this is probably our last source of refuge, when doctors and medication no longer have any effect. As Lama Yeshe used to say, if you do the practice at the time of death, Manjushri or Tara, for example, will come and guide you through the bardo – the intermediate state between this life and the next. From my own personal experiences at times of crisis I have found their support to be invaluable, because even when thoughts get fragmented, what remains in the mind is the image. Rare Opportunity - Special Sale Of Original Paintings

THE IMAGES


The cards were published in the 1990’s and have been one of the most popular sales items.

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