A generous donor has given the Tibetan Nuns Project a special collection of Tibetan thangka prints so they may be sold to raise funds to help the nuns. These high-quality reproductions are printed on 100-year archival quality paper. All of the original paintings from which the prints were made have been consecrated by the artist.
Thangkas are sacred Tibetan Buddhist paintings depicting a deity, mandala or Buddhist scene. The artist of these prints is Venerable Yeshi Dorgee, a Tibetan monk who trained as a thangka painter in His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s school. He was selected by His Holiness to show his work in 2002 at the Smithsonian Museum as part of a larger exhibition.
The meanings of the mudras in some of these works are explained in this blog post on sacred hand gestures.