Tsheringma | Buddhist Worldly Protector | The Deity Of Longevity



Tsheringma is a Buddhist Worldly Protector, Deity Of Longevity

Tseringma, the Buddhist god of longevity, is serene and has one face, two hands, and three eyes. The worldly protector deity raises a gold vajra in the right hand, while a gold long-life vase is held in the left. She is dressed in gold and rides Tibet's legendary white snow lion, which is white with a  neon mane and fringe and is adorned with gold ornaments. The blazing flame behind her and her headdress is magnificently crafted. Her body is draped in richly patterned silks.

Size: 8.2"/21cm (Height) x 6.2"/16cm (Base)
Weight: 1.842 kg
Material: 24K Gold Gilded, Copper Body, Acrylic Paintings

The five long-life sisters staged apparitions to distract the greatest yogi Milarepa from meditation in the 11th century to test his commitment. Due to the vows made to Guru Rinpoche, they were unable to do any actual harm and returned three days later to humble themselves before the yogi Milarepa. They offered up their life-essence in the form of mantras, vowing to protect the Buddhist Dharma once more. In response to his request for teachings, he received the 'Enlightenment Thought' and other Vajrayana practices and candali and mudra yoga, the Hevajra Tantra's two specific techniques. The Tseringma sisters returned a few months later to the same spot, requesting detailed instructions on the practice of 'Karma mudra,' which Milarepa agreed to provide.