tibetan buddhist initiation, empowerments, meditation
Over many years tsakli sets (some monastery teaching sets were huge,
others series were originally quite short) have been broken up or lost.
Tsakli.org tries to reunite sets that have been split up, as well as
preserving individual paintings. Some very old cards are worn or damaged
and we digitally restore these - purchasing art prints or posters in
our shop or eBay page will help us continue to research and preserve
this ancient sacred artform .Tsakli predate western tarot, originating
C12th to C14th, although as types of emblemata they share characteristics
and many magickal correspondences..
Liberation is possible just by looking at an image of the Buddha, called in
Tibetan ‘mthong sgrol’ «Liberation [through mere] seeing». Buddhist art
is able to transmit blessings, or the inspiration of great masters. “. . .
if you have the inner experience of what the image symbolizes, every time
you see a Mahayana painting, a deep positive imprint is placed upon your
mind, and you receive transcendental wisdom. In fact, these paintings
are talking to you, beyond words." Lama Yeshe