Vajrasadhu is a protector of the Buddhist teachings and of practitioners in the Kagyü and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism to which the artist belonged.
He is a lokapala, a class of worldly protectors, often charged with guarding specific places. They are often dressed in armour, as Vajrasadhu is in this rendition of him. He lives in a castle made of a black crystaline rock in the mountains.
Printed on uncoated archival-quality paper.
Image copyright Diana J. Mukpo. Please do not reproduce this image.