Master Thangkas are devotional artwork of Yoga Masters. Most Thangkas are for SRF Gurus, however, other liberated beings are included. These beautiful images capture the essence of each divine being and transmit a powerful spiritual energy. The fabric is silk brocade hand made in Nepal. A 10% donation will be made to the Self-Realization Fellowship for all purchases.
What Devotees Are Saying
“Brother Anandamoy always said to “never meditate alone.” Over the years I felt I had followed his advice reasonably well. But hanging Ron’s thangka of Paramahansa Yogananda in my meditation room has taken my practice to a whole new level. I feel like Guruji is right there with me and we are having a conversation.”
“I find myself very fortunate to have among several devotional artifacts and sacred art pieces one of Dr. Ron Mann’s exquisitely designed Thangkas. He has skillfully replicated the design of the traditional Buddhist Thangka framework and created a beautifully intricate adornment of some of the world’s most prominent saintly personages. Using authentic embroidered, woven silk from Nepal, Ron’s personal attention to detail in his meticulously constructed Thangkas result in a magnificent display of artistry and a focal point for devotion.”
Dr. Paul Mohr, Jr.
“It’s beautiful, Maa. Words do not do justice to the devotion and the divine compassion the art evokes. Thank you for sharing the magical one with us!”
I literally cried when I opened up your wrapped scroll–it reached out and touched my heart immensely!
…so awesomely gorgeous beyond words emanating Love-Peace and Joy for the new year and beyond!
Paramahansa Yogananda came to America in 1920 to spread the teachings of Kriya Yoga under the direction of his guru Swami Sri Yukteswar and Mahavatar Babaji. Yogananda founded the Self Realization Fellowship and is the author of the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi.” He is considered an Avatar and his life and work has transformed millions of people worldwide.
His complete teachings can be found at www.yogananda.org.
Swami Sri Yukteswar
Swami Sri Yukteswar is one of the revered Masters in the Self Realization Fellowship. He was appointed Swami by Mahavatar Babaji, the student and disciple of Lahari Mahashaya, and the Guru of Paramahansa Yogananda. He is considered to be an incarnation of divine wisdom. He trained and prepared Yoganandaji to travel to America and spread the ancient and sacred teachings of Kriya Yoga.
Mahavatar Babaji is known as the “Deathless Master” because he has retained the physical form of a young man for over 1,000 years. He lives in the Himalayas with a small band of highly evolved disciples and does materialize in physical form on occasion. He brought the lost teachings of Kriya Yoga back for humanity and instructed Lahiri Mahasaya to initiate sincere devotees into this path. He also directed Paramahansaji to travel to the West and spread the teachings of Kriya Yoga. Lahiri said of his great guru Babaji, “Anyone who utters his name with sincere devotion will receive an instant spiritual blessing.”
Krishna is perceived by most Hindus to be an avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu, who is regarded as the highest avatar. Krishna is considered to be a warrior, hero, teacher and philosopher by Hindus. Paramahansa Yoganandaji’s mission was to come to the West and show the similarities between the original teachings of Christ and the original teachings of Krishna.
SHI RAMANA MAHARSHI
Sri Ramana Maharshi is best known for his teachings regarding self inquiry. He would advise his devotees to reflect on, “Who am I?” to discover their true nature. He was considered a jivanmukta (liberated being) and avatar (divine incarnation) by his followers. Paramahansa Yogananda visited him at his ashram in Arunachala and commented in his Autobiography of a Yogi that “During the hours that we spent with him and his disciples, he was mostly silent, his gentle face radiating divine love and wisdom.”
Anandamayi Ma is one of the most revered saints from India. Although she had no formal education, he attunement with the Divine blessed her wisdom great wisdom. She was a mystic in the classical and numerous miraculous events were attributed to her. Her presence exuded tremendous joy and compassion. Paramahansa Yogananda met her in India and writes about that time in his Autobiography of a Yogi.