The Five Dhyani Buddhas — Zanabazar Art Exhibit

Don Croner, Explorer at Large
Author of Travels In Northern Mongolia


According to one source Zanabazar created the five Dhyani Buddhas in 1683, probably at his workshop and meditation retreat at Tovkhon Khiid. All five of the statues are 28 inches (72cm) high, on a base 18 inches (46 cm) high. The hand position (mudras) and ornamentation differ on each one. Four of the statues are now in the Zanabazar Art Museum; Ratnasambhava is in the Choijin Lama Museum.

   Gallery — The Five Dhyani Buddhas

+ Amitabha

West | Red | Suppresses Self-Interest and Passion

+ Ratnasambhava

South | Yellow | Suppresses Pride and Greed

+ Akshobhya

Center | Blue | Supresses Wrath

+ Amoghasiddhi

North | Green | Suppresses Envy

+ Vairocana

East | White | Suppresses Obtuseness and Ignorance

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