Referencing this amazing thangka from the 1700s, a dharma teacher Nicholas Egan will talk about the different stages of Buddha's path to enlightenment, as well as the scripting on the reverse of the canvas.
On loan from the Dalai Lama Foundation, it is believed this piece was commissioned by the Great Fifth Dalai Lama. It was part of the 14th Dalai Lama’s personal collection. This thangka illustrates the life of Buddha. This piece dates back to the 1700s and is an excellent example of the Menris style of thangka painting, which continues today at the Tibetan Gallery & Studio.