Our Maitreya Buddha thangka painting was completed by the skillful artisans of Patan, Nepal. As a result, you can rest assured it meets the high standards of traditional Tibetan art. Indeed, the Nepali painters have been the preferred source of the Tibetan monasteries for many centuries.
In our beautiful Maitreya Buddha thangka painting, the future Buddha is dressed in a royal golden robe. Maitreya is currently a bodhisattva that has been named the Buddha of the future, for now he awaits in Tusita Heaven. When he returns to the earthly realm, he will obtain supreme enlightenment and reteach sentient life the Dharma.
In the future, sentient life will have forgotten the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha and fallen into disarray. Therefore, our Maitreya Buddha thangka painting depicts him sitting upright in a chair. Maitreya Buddha is always prepared and ready to return to the earthly realm. Additionally, devotees can visualize the glorious beauty of Tusita Heaven by studying our Maitreya Buddha thangka. We can imagine that Tusita Heaven glitters with gold and there is a verdant landscape with dragons flying in the clouds above.
The Nepali painters have dressed Maitreya in the crown and jewels of a bodhisattva while he waits. Additionally, the lotus flower grows over his left shoulder and blossoms behind his left ear. Inside the lotus blossom there sits a Dharma wheel which represents the teachings that Maitreya will bring to the earthly realm when he returns. Click here to learn more about Maitreya Buddha.