Wednesday 7 December 2011

Creating the Mani mantra

The Mani mantra is featured in this five minute video, that demonstrates the calligraphic order in a brushed Uchen script, Tashi also gives a short explanation of the purifying nature of each of the six syllables:

oṃ ma ṇi pad me hūṃ 

Created on 5th December 2011
Chinese ink on block water-colour paper 46x61 cm.
© Tashi Mannox

Friday 2 December 2011


A detail of the "Beautiful Bodhicitta"

A person who has Bodhicitta (awakened mind) aspires to become enlightened for the benefit all beings, for their ultimate happiness and liberation. When a person reaches that level of unconditional love, compassion and understanding, he or she can then be called a Bodhisattva.

"Beautiful Bodhicitta"  2009.
 © Tashi Mannox 

Calligraphy in Chinese ink, Japanese mineral paint, on a wash of pure saffron depicting a landscape of the sun and clouds over mountains and foot-hills, river and the sea.
The Tibetan Drutsa script translates.....

“As a river to the sea, 
as the sea to the clouds,
as clouds to the land,
So does Bodhicitta beautify this world.”

A praise of Bodhicitta from “This Jewel Lamp” composed by Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen in Varanasi, India.

"Bodhicitta" in the ancient Wartu Sanskrit.
 © Tashi Mannox 2011