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The Story behind The Lhakhang

The Traditional art of Bhutan

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Painting IMaya, mother of Siddhartha Gautama

Painting IIBaby Sakyamuni showered with blessings upon his birth by the gods.

Painting IIIAt the point of death, Siddhartha now also known asSakyamuni,and more commonly known asBuddha, meditated under a Bodhi tree.

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Painting IIn this image appears to be the allegorical painting of Guru Rinpoche's birth.

Painting IIThe painting depicts the story of Guru Rinpoche.

Painting IIIIn this image, Guru Rinpoche appears inside a cave or grotto with falling water all around.

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Painting IVThe images of two of the most historic structures in Bhutan today commemorate his visits in Bumthang in central Bhutan and Paro in the west.

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Painting VIGuru Rinpoche

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Painting IVInthis painting, Buddha has returned to teach the disciples he had been studying with -the first Sangha, or community.

Painting VBuddha, in a reclining pose and awaiting death, teaches his last lesson –Be your own Buddha.

Painting VIThis painting incorporates imagery and symbolism depicting how Buddha's teachings, also known to scholars as the'dharma', were remembered after his death.