Chenrezig is the Bodhisattve of Compassion. Chenrezig is also called Avalokitsvara. Chenrezig is a Bodhisattva (a Buddha who stays on earth to help sentient beings) who vowed to stay on earth and end the world's suffering. This thangka is 40 inches long and 28 inches wide inside the brocade frame, and the painting alone is 20 inches long and 15 inches wide. This thangka was painted in Nepal by a master thangka painter. Chenrezig is one of the most popular Buddhist deities, and is the patron Bodhisattva of Tibet. Chenrezig's mantra is 'om mani padme hum', by far the most popular mantra in Tibet and Nepal. This mantra means, 'hail to the jewel in the lotus'. Chenrezig is always shown seated in lotus position, with four arms. The front two arms are always held in prayer, and his outer arms stretch to either side.