Thangka of Maitreya


Thangka of Akshobhya/Mintugpa/Maitreya. - with temple behind; throne supported by two elephants; colour golden; lotus rising from tank below, various Buddhist beings around. Akshobya’s role is to transform delusion into the pure light of wisdom. He is seated in the Pure Land of Abhirati, with his right hand in bhumisparsha mudra, and his left in dhyana. He holds a vajra – his identifying attribute – in his left hand.