Cenresig large gold tangka 1000 arms
Cenresig, or Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit, is a bodhistava who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. It is revered in various Mahayana Buddhist traditions, both in male and female form. In this tangka he is represented with a thousand arms and a thousand eyes, an eye in each palm of his hands. And eleven heads. It is the form upon which the Nyungne fasting retreat meditation is based.