This meditation Kit contains 18 painting cards, A5 size, (14.85 x 21.00 cm – 5-7/8 x 8-1/4 in), as well as a folding wooden stand allowing you to practice meditation with a painting in upright position in front of you as shown in the pictures here.
In this meditation kit we use traditional Tibetan Thangka paintings, an art of symbolism or a meditative practice aimed at subtle mental transformation, tools for meditators.
The oldest Buddhist Thangka paintings found date back to the 8th century, likely to have evolved from murals in monasteries and shrines on the Silk Road.
Treasured in Tibet for centuries, Thangkas were traditionally painted with distemper on cotton or silk, rolled up like Chinese scroll paintings when not used. The composition of a thangka is highly geometric, using systematic grids of angles and intersecting lines, developing rich, varied Tibetan styles that balance between Indo-Nepalese and Chinese influences.
The typical thangka compositions show a central figure, sometimes flanked by smaller figures or surrounded by halos or flames, seated on lotus seats. The central figure may be a buddha, a bodhisattva, an arhat or an important teacher.
Each of the paintings in this kit represents a different aspect of the enlightened mind such as compassion, action, regret, health, long life, power and individuality, feminism, determination, hardship and protection from the fear of death.
Note for consideration
The paintings are a representation of enlightenment. Please treat this Meditation Kit respectfully as you would a highly valued friend.