Mangalam Asian Art Preservation Project
to Advance Human Potential for Awakening
We at Mangalam are working on Asian Art Preservation Project for 108 Mahasiddhas and Vajrayogini Naropa Lineage, and would like to ask you for your support. We need to raise fund for painting and brocading 108 thangkas of Indian and Tibetan Mahasiddhas, as well as 45 thangkas of Root and Lineage Gurus of Vajrayogini Naropa Lineage. We have completed 60 Mahasiddha thangkas, and still need funding for 48 Mahasiddha thangkas and 45 Root and Lineage Gurus thangkas. These 108 Mahasiddhas and 45 Gurus are the source of the Vajrayana Buddhist teachings, meditations, and yantra yogas, including vayu, nadi, bliss, and mahamudra practices.
We will then use these paintings for various activities:
- Spiritual art exhibition where we will show the paintings of the 108 Mahasiddhas and 45 Gurus, share their inspiring life stories, teachings, and meditation practices.
- Creating spiritual videos and podcasts about the 108 Mahasiddhas and 45 Gurus that we will share for free on our websites (mangalamstudio.com, 108mahasiddha.com, and vajrayogini.info).
- Publishing books presenting the teachings and meditation practices taught by these 108 Mahasiddhas and 45 Gurus compiled from original sources. These books will also present color prints of the 108 Mahasiddhas and 45 Gurus. This project will also require translation of original sources from Tibetan and Sanskrit to English.
- Teachings and meditation practices at Buddhist centers.
One example of our previous Asian Art Preservation Project is 21 Tārā Art Preservation Project. Here, we commissioned painting and brocading thangkas of 22 female Buddhas, Green Tārā and 21 Tārā. These paintings were used for spiritual art exhibition at Sakya Institute for Buddhist Studies in Cambridge; publishing “Āryā Tārā Practice Manual”, which provides a complete set of texts and instructions for the practice of Tārā compiled from traditional sources, 22 color Tārā thangka pictures, and various Tārā paintings for visualization meditation aid (mangalamkosha.com/dharma-texts/); sharing Tārā praises, mantras, and videos for free on our website (21tara.net); as well as studying, contemplating, and practicing Tārā meditation at various Tārā groups throughout the United States (21tara.net/tara-groups/).
We will not be able to complete this project without your support, and you can make a big impact by making a gift today. To date, our Asian Art Preservation Project has been shared in more than 125 countries in all four continents. If this project is valuable for you, please help us by making a donation using the following button. The donation can be made by credit card or PayPal.