Shakyamuni Buddha - The Founder of Buddhism Thangka Altar Card is a 5" x 7" Laminated Buddhist Deity Card to be used as a meditation tool of sacred art.
Shakyamuni Buddha was born about 2600 years ago in what is now Nepal. He was known as Siddhartha Gautama, a prince and son of King Suddhodana and Queen Mayadevi. At the age of 29, he renounced the luxury of his royal heritage to take up the life of a religious wanderer. He submitted himself to rigorous and extreme ascetic practices, putting forth a superhuman struggle for six strenuous years. At the age of 35, after gaining profound insight into the true nature of reality (Dharma), he attained complete enlightenment. For the remainder of his life, living as the perfect embodiment of all the virtues he preached, the Buddha ('Awakened One') traveled widely teaching the Dharma. He offered his teachings to men, women, and children from all walks of life so they could also end suffering and attain awakening.
Each Thangka Altar Card in this collection is an exquisite lithographic reproduction of an original hand-painted thangka. These sacred art images are perfect for your altar, desk, or wall. They bring beauty, inspiration, and positive energy to every environment! Each Altar Card is preserved in thick, optical-quality lamination for long life. Actual size is 5" x 7". The back of each card offers the name of the deity, an excellent description, and the mantra of the deity.
We would like you to know that your purchase greatly assists Naljor Prison Dharma Service in bringing the "seeds of liberation" to those behind prison walls. Through this service we provide precious dharma teachings and an excellent resource directory, free of charge, to prison outreach organizations who then supply these materials to men and women in prison throughout the United States.
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