16. Forty-Four Peaceful Bardo Deities
Style: All-Color (tson-thang)

Bardo refers to the meditation cycle between life and rebirth. In Tibet, Bardo is also known as the Tibetan Book of the Dead. According to the Bardo, the dissembled consciousness of the recently deceased will encounter wrathful forms. If one is frightened, they will be led to a lower form during rebirth. If one of the deceased sees these forms in their compassionate forms, the deceased will be led toward Enlightenment. The compassionate forms are the peaceful Forty-Four Peaceful Deities.