Stunning handmade adjustable cuff from Nepal with intricate etched images of Padmasambhava.
Padmasambhava in Sanskrit translates to "Lotus-born", which refers to Guru Rinpoche's birth from a Lotus. Guru Rinpoche, the "Precious Master", is the founder of Tibetan Buddhism and the Buddha of our time. Whereas Buddha is known primarly for having taught the teachings of the sutra vehicle, Padmasambhava came into the world, and to Tibet in paricular, in order to teach the tantras. While Buddha exemplifies the Buddha principle, the most important element in the sutrayana path, Padmasambhava personifies the guru principle, the heart of Vajrayana Buddhism, and he is therefore known as the "second Buddha".