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Vajrayogini Dakini – Origin, Lineages and Iconography

Dorje Neljorma
is a deity who is also called as in , or , a tradition in which she is considered the supreme deity more revered than any male . She represents the path leading to female . She is also a , a term that describes a female supernatural being or an accomplished , and is considered the queen of the dakinis. Her name comes from the , , which means “diamond” .

8 Benefits of Walking meditation

walking meditation
that is practiced between long periods of the sitting known as . The practice is common in , , , and Vietnamese. One of the most useful and grounding ways of attending to our is the practice of walking . Walking meditation is a simple and universal practice for developing , connectedness, and embodied awareness. Required 10 minutes daily for at least a week. Evidence suggests that .

Depicting 5 Forms of Manjushri Thangka

5 forms of Manjushri
Wutaishan Mountain in is considered special for the deity/. According to oral and Chinese literature, it was who first talked about the five different of . 5 forms of are represented on each of the five peaks: central and four directions. The Five Manjushri forms are not depicted in a consistent manner. There are many iconographic differences appearing between the various be they central .

Long Life Dakini Mandarava

Mandarava Thangka Painting
is also known as The Long Life Mandarava. Mandarava was the virtuous, and beautiful princess daughter of the royal couple in Zahor. Mandarava is also known as, , . She is along with . She is one of the two principal consorts of great 8th century Indian teacher , a founder-figure of , described as a ‘’ by many practitioners. Birth Place of Mandarava Mandarava was .

Yogini Yeshe Tsogyal – Mother of Tibetan Buddhism

Yeshe Tsogyal
Tsogyal was the Mother of . Some sources regard her as a wife of , Emperor of . Her main consort was , a founder-figure of the tradition of . She is known to have revealed terma with Padmasambhava and was also the main scribe for this terma. Later, also hid many of Padmasambhava’s terma on her own, under the instructions of Padmasambhava for future generations. .

Atiśa Thangka Painting from Mid 12th century

atisa
This of is from the early to mid-12th century and features extensive inscriptions on the reverse side. Atisha was the of in northern , one of the maha that granted the learned degree of Pandita, here indicated by his yellow hat. In 1042, he traveled to at the invitation of the western Yeshe ‘Od to help purify practices there. Atisha’s authority was rooted in .

Nyingma Lineage tree thangka with explanation chart

Nyingma refuge tree - Longchen Nyingtik Lineage
The subject depicted in this is called Guruparampara, a “Line of Teachers.” It depicts the family tree of lineage, as it were, and its function is to indicate a line of descent. The meaning of this presentation is to show a refuge for believers. It creates a kind of structure with a number of deities and teachers in whom devotees take refuge, because they will help believers in the course of their .

36 measurements of Tibetan Buddhism figures

This 18th-century essay drawing is similar in content to the photographic measurements. The so-called “image measurement” is the scale of the ’s human and the scale of the figure. This may be a reference guide for the of Buddha statues in or in the 18th century. It contains 36 detailed and the text is in . The representation of the figure is not fabricated out of thin . .

Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche

Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche
Prior to his birth Prior to his birth on 30 June 1965, (: ཟུར་མང་གར་དབང་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་, Wylie: zur mang gar dbang rin po che) was recognized by the 16th Gyalwa as the twelfth incarnation of the Gharwang and as an emanation of . He is the supreme lineage holder of the Ear Whispered Lineage (zur mang snyan rgyud). The Gharwang Tulkus line The unbroken line of the Gharwang Tulkus begins .
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