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Courtesy of Himalayan Art Resources
This brief text, seemingly written for a thangka artist, describes a painting dedicated to the Kadam tradition, with Jowo Atiśa as the central figure, Dromtönpa and Ngok Lotsāwa to his right and left, and other deities above and below.
- Bestower of Supreme Blessings: Guru Yoga of the Great Incomparable Lord Atiśa by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö
- Offering Clouds to Delight the Victorious Ones, Combining A Praise of Redreng with a Prayer of Aspiration by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö
Composed in 1955 when Jamyang Khyentse passed through the area, this is a short verse text in praise of Redreng/Reting, the famous monastery founded by Atiśa's foremost disciple, Dromtönpa Gyalwé Jungné, in 1056–1057.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this prayer for perfecting the Seven Points of Mind Training (blo sbyong don bdun ma) when he was in the presence of the famous Atiśa statue at the Tārā Temple in Nyethang (snye thang). The section headings were added by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.