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"A thangka, variously spelt as tangka, thanka or tanka is historically a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton, or silk applique, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala. Most thankas were intended for personal meditation or instruction of monastic students. -- source Wikipedia
In the tradition a thangka is created by an artist who is a master of the teaching that is to be transmitted through this particular thangka.
An aspirant through the process of meditation delves into the image extracting the teaching as they penetrate the many layers of understanding waiting within the image.
In this method the master creates an artifact which contains a teaching -- rather than lecturing on the topic. Please note the specific reference to "a" teaching. Each thangka speaks to a different teaching. In the case of "Remote Reading Thangkas" each of the teachings relates to a different aspect of remote reading.
In working with any given thangka the process is essentially the same. The aspirant engages in a highly directed meditation on the thangka following a trail of visual bread crumbs left by the artist/master. Repetitions of these meditations can lead to deeper and deeper levels of understanding.
The depth to which an aspirant may attain is dependent upon their own meditation and self-initiated efforts.
Remote Reading Thangka #1
Leaving The Body For Other Spaces,
© 1976 E.J. Gold
Available as Meditation Thangka