Maharaj-ji – Neem Karoli Baba (c.1900-1973), Hindu guru, mystic, and devotee of the Hindu deity Hanuman, Maharaj-ji is the guru of Baba Ram Dass. As well as many ashrams in India, Taos’ own ashram is devoted to Maharaj-ji His injunction to Love, Serve and Remember God is a core practice of the Lama community. Original painting is oil on wood panel, 12” x 9”.
Fatima Rigsby has been drawing since early childhood and began painting in 1985. These paintings are from a series of darshan (described as an “auspicious sight” of a holy person, which bestows merit on the person who is seen) and dervish paintings done over a period from 1990 – 2000.
Fatima has been a friend of Lama Foundation since 1971. She was a resident at Lama in 1999 – 2001 and has continued to serve Lama in many ways from her home in Taos, NM.