Vajrayogini Buddhist Deity. Naropa Tradition, Tibet. 1800s.
Vajrayogini and the Pure Land of Khechara, from the tradition of mahasiddha Naropa. The dakini Vajrayogini, of the Naro Khechari lineage, is the small central red figure with one face and two hands surrounded by a ring of flame standing on a double tetrahedron within a three-storied heavenly palace. Resting on a large double vajra within a circular mandala within the larger buddha realm of Akanishta, this is the pure buddha-realm of Vajrayogini. Below are six offering goddesses and two animal-headed protector deities as door guardians. On the upper floor is Heruka Chakrasamvara and the Sakya gurus of the Vajrayogini lineage. On the top story is buddha Vajradharma, red, holding a vajra and bell crossed at the heart, seated. Vajrayogini is a representation of complete buddhahood in female form. Classified as Wisdom or ‘Mother’ Anuttarayoga Tantra the practices originate with the Chakrasamvara Cycle of Tantras.