A few years ago I asked my friend Tara DiGesu if I could commission her to make a thangka (traditional Tibetan scroll painting) of Prajnaparamita (the female deity who is the embodiment of transcendent wisdom). She agreed and we embarked on a collaboration that resulted in an image that is much loved by many of my friends and students.
Prajñaparamita (Skt. prajñāpāramitā; Tib. ཤེར་ཕྱིན་, ཤེས་རབ་ཀྱི་ཕ་རོལ་ཏུ་ཕྱིན་པ་, sherchin; Wyl. sher phyin, shes rab kyi pha rol tu phyin pa) means 'Perfection of Wisdom', or more literally, ‘transcendent wisdom’. It refers to: