Toenpa Tsokor Sum
Toenpa Tshokor Sum shows Buddha with two of his principle disciples (Arhat Sariputra on Buddha’s right and Arhat Moggallana on Buddha’s left). Buddha means “enlightened one” in Sanskrit. He was a great teacher, philosopher and spiritual leader who is considered the founder of Buddhism. He lived and taught in the region around the border of modern-day Nepal and India sometime between the 6th to 4th century B.C.
Prior to meeting the Buddha, they had renounced life to become disciplines of the teacher Sanjaya Belatthaputta. Upon encountering the Buddha, they realized that the teaching of the Buddha was far superior to that of Belatthaputta, not only with regard to its concern, but also with regard to the depth of its path. They thus became followers of Buddha.
Dimension: 83 cm x 63 cm
Materials Used: Cotton canvas, mix of organic and plastic paint
Duration: 3 weeks
Level: 5th level Painting
DOB: 26thFebuary 1997
I am from Eastern Bhutan, Radhi Gewog, under Trashigang Dzongkhag. Ever since I was a child, I have huge passion in drawing and painting. I pursued this dream by joining Choki Traditional Art School in 2015.
I like painting very much. Making the god and goddess paintings makes oneself devoted in one’s own religion and it is said that one will be born in three upper realms.
I am proud that my painting got selected as Best Product of the month and thank my class teacher for his support and guidance.
I give this credit to CTAS founder Dasho Choki Dorji, his family, supporters and the staff for shaping me the person I am today. THANK YOU ALL!