Padmasambhava (Tibetan: pe ma jung ne. English: the Lotus Born) the bestower of wealth. Gazing on all beings, with one face adorned with a moustache. Principal among the many teachers to bring Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century, Padmasambhava has numerous forms representing outer, inner and secret aspects of his spiritual being. Within the Oral (Kama) Tradition of the Nyingmapa School of Tibetan Buddhism, Padmasambhava was born in Northern India as the son of a king or minister. There is evidence that Padmasambhava came from South India and that he was the brother-in-law of the Indian Abbott Shantirakshita, builder of the first monastery in Tibet. Measures 25" x 44", image 16" x 22". Exquisitely created with much gold.