Dhyani Buddhas Tsha-Tsha: Nepal, 21st Century - Clay and Wood
The Dhyani Buddhas are a group of five “self-born” celestial Buddhas who have always existed from the beginning of time. They compose the infrastructure of Tantric teachings.
Tsha-Tshas (in Tibetan tshva-tshva) are auspicious clay figurine found throughout Tibet. They are stamped on to clay that sometimes has been mixed with the cremation ashes of a deceased person. Made by monks and lay persons they fill the inner shrines of Stupas, mountain top caves and sacred locations placed there to dispel illness and the accumulation of merit.