Aa on gold lotus
This syllable Aa ཨ illuminated in while gold leaf on a Azurite pigment background, seated on an open lotus of silver and gold leafed on embossed lined petals.
For the Dzogchen practitioner the syllable ཨ་ represents the true nature of mind. This is expressed through its appearance in sacred form and the quality of its sound.
Dzogchen means ‘Great Perfection’ or ‘Great Completeness’ and is considered an expression of the highest state of realisation for a Nyingma practitioner – The ancient school of Tibetan Buddhism founded by Padmasambhava.