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Tibetan medicine tangka

Much gratitude to Michael Stanley-Baker for the beautiful picture, and to Pierce Salguero for the clarification of the significance of the image. Here is what he had to say about it:

"...from a series of tangkas done in the late seventeenth century called the Blue Beryl Tangkas, illustrating the doctrines in the main Tibetan medical text, the Four Tantras. In this particular tangka, the central mandala shows the Medicine Buddha surrounded by the lineage of divine and human teachers of medicine."

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