helped my mother-in-law through a difficult death, and then the death of my own mother as well, I found myself
reading the Lotus Sutra.
Remembering my good fortune of making pilgrimage with Tara Tulku
Kensur Rinpoche to that very Vulture Peak where Lord Shakyamuni
Buddha taught the Lotus Sutra, I was inspired to paint the event.
I have chosen
to take as my model an 18th century thanka in the collection of
the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation [item number 75]. I have
reproduced a photo from their web site below my own work.
It took 8 years working off and on to finish the painting, and here it is.
Lower left of Buddha
Lower right of Buddha
Lower left of painting
Lower right of painting
Holding the painting
[ print gallery ]