Manjushri is the embodiment of all the buddhas� wisdom. His flaming double-edged sword cuts through layers of misconception to discriminate clearly between the independent way things deceptively appear to exist and the interdependent way in with they actually arise. Resting on a lotus in his left hand is the text of the Perfection of Wisdom sutra, considered to be the Buddha�s most profound teaching on the ultimate nature of reality. Tibetan school children learn to recite Manjushri�s mantra in order to enhance their ability to study. And monks and spiritual practitioners request Manjushri�s assistance in cultivating the insight necessary to understand profound truths and subtle explanations.
Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo, a Californian who has lived in many places, creates lively stitched silk images.
She developed her skill in four years of apprenticeship to Tibetan craftsmen in India and is one of few non-Tibetans to have mastered their traditional textile art.
Leslie has always loved working with fabric and colors as well as working on herself, so it gives her great pleasure to be able to create inspiring images of personal transformation from pieces of colorful fabrics. All the better when those images also inspire others!
She studied design at the University of California in Santa Cruz and continues to broaden her education with art and textile studies in California and Europe. She is a member of the American Craft...
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