Pema Tshering

Burden of Compassion

Monkey-mind

Proud as a Peacock

Title: proud as a peacock

Description: Inspired by the Buddha of God Realm carrying a quitter as antidote to ego.

As the Bhutanese saying goes “As proud as the peacock”. One must understand that pride and ego itself is still an emotion even though it manifests itself as bright and beautiful sometimes. 

Dimension: 4ft X 4ft

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Series “THE FIRST BARDO”

According to the text we must transmigrate six Bardos and first and the foremost is the Natural Bardo of this life.

They say that when one dies one meets the Buddha of six realms,who helps us to transcend our emotion. We must firs understand our own emotion to be liberated from them.

I feel that therefore, in the natural Bardo of this life,we find the first step to understanding death.

Red Sky

Title: Red Sky

Description: This piece is inspired by Buddha Of Hell Realm who is suppose to be depicting holding a fire which is the antidote to anger and hatred. He stands tall in the sea, which represent life and the sea of suffering. The red sea of emotions of anger and hatred boils and roars and is reflected into the sky.

Dimension: 4ft X 4ft

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Series “THE FIRST BARDO”

According to the text we must transmigrate six Bardos and first and the foremost is the Natural Bardo of this life.

They say that when one dies one meets the Buddha of six realms,who helps us to transcend our emotion. We must firs understand our own emotion to be liberated from them.

I feel that therefore, in the natural Bardo of this life,we find the first step to understanding death.

Dry land

Title: Dry land

Description: This piece is inspired by the Buddha of Hungry Ghosts who is suppose to hold a treasure which is the antidote for miserliness.

The thought of hungry ghost always reminds me of the vacant and vast dry land where thirst and hungry seems inevitable. The color represents the dry land and the emotion of the miserliness is represented through the dry waves of dust.

Dimension: 4ft X 4ft

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Series “THE FIRST BARDO”

According to the text we must transmigrate six Bardos and first and the foremost is the Natural Bardo of this life.

They say that when one dies one meets the Buddha of six realms,who helps us to transcend our emotion. We must firs understand our own emotion to be liberated from them.

I feel that therefore, in the natural Bardo of this life,we find the first step to understanding death.

Present

Title: Present

Description: Inspired by the Buddha Human Realm carrying alms bowl and walking stick as antidote to desire and attachment. Present is the only time where we can attain enlightenment, it is considered a gift to be in the present. 

Dimension: 4ft X 4ft

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Series “THE FIRST BARDO”

According to the text we must transmigrate six Bardos and first and the foremost is the Natural Bardo of this life.

They say that when one dies one meets the Buddha of six realms,who helps us to transcend our emotion. We must firs understand our own emotion to be liberated from them.

I feel that therefore, in the natural Bardo of this life,we find the first step to understanding death.

Rainy days

Title: Rainy days

Description: This piece is inspired by the Buddha Of Animal Realm who carries a book which is the antidote for ignorance.

Rainy days always remind me of animals soaked in the grey weather of the rain, in a way like all beings soaked in the emotions of ignorance in the sea of suffering. We are all soaked in the emotion of ignorance which can never really dry out. 

Dimension: 4ft X 4ft

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Series “THE FIRST BARDO”

According to the text we must transmigrate six Bardos and first and the foremost is the Natural Bardo of this life.

They say that when one dies one meets the Buddha of six realms,who helps us to transcend our emotion. We must firs understand our own emotion to be liberated from them.

I feel that therefore, in the natural Bardo of this life,we find the first step to understanding death.

Blind sight

Title: Blind sight

Description: Inspired by the Buddha of Demi-god Realm carrying a sword and Shield as antidote to jealousy.

Even if we are surrounded by blessing and loved ones, emotions can be so powerful as to loose sight of what is right in front of us. May we always be reminded of all our blessings and overcome such emotions. 

Dimension: 4ft X 4ft

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Series “THE FIRST BARDO”

According to the text we must transmigrate six Bardos and first and the foremost is the Natural Bardo of this life.

They say that when one dies one meets the Buddha of six realms,who helps us to transcend our emotion. We must firs understand our own emotion to be liberated from them.

I feel that therefore, in the natural Bardo of this life,we find the first step to understanding death.

Union

Title: Union

Description: Wishing for union of Nirvana and Samsara. Liberation is not beyond the sea of suffering and within it…Hope is all we have.

Dimension: 18 X 24 inch

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Attachment

Title: Attachment

Acrylic on Canvas

Dimension: 61cm X 92cm ( triptych painting)
Description: Contemplation on my personal karmic attachment of loved and beloved ones that keeps me in this cycle of birth and rebirth.




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