Hayagriva, in English the “Horse neck” is a Highest Yoga Tantra yidam that is practised by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Guru Rinpoche installed the practice in Samye, the first monastic institution in Tibet in the late 8th century. In the 11th century Atisha took Hayagriva as his main yidam. Later Hayagriva was adopted as a tutelary deity of Mongolia because of their love for horses. All the Dalai Lamas have received the empowerment and relied on his powers.
© Andy Weber 2019
This painting was requested by Tensin Osel Hita, the reincarnation of Lama Yeshe