Deity Initiation Cards


Dancing Ganesha

Lalita TripuraSundari

The Goddess Lalita Tripura Sundari

Small paintings, done at playing card size or slightly larger, are used when a Buddhist teacher is giving transmission of a teaching to a student or class.  Teachers sometimes give the cards to students to use in their personal meditation and practice work.  They are quick little studies, easily painted in a few days, sometimes with simple expressive line and color or a little more complicated like the two I show here – which still only took two days each to paint.

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