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Hand-Painted Bhavachakra Wheel of Life Tibetan Thangka Art

Bhavachakra: Wheel of Life in Tibetan Art

has also termed of becoming or the Bhava . The is the which represents the complex pictures of views of the . Buddhists believe that the existence of the cycle of our life, death, rebirth, and seeks to escape together as a whole. According to , the wheel of life is divided into five or six states or , into which a .

The Dalai Lama Lineage through the Himalayan Arts

is the most recent in the huge line of lraders of branch of . He is considered to be an exemplification of or , of , and thus the defender of . are realized beings inspired by a wish to realize for the advantage of all sentient beings, who have vowed to be reborn within the planet to help humanity. In 1578 the Mongol ruler .
Guhyasamāja Thangka

All about Guhyasamaja Tantra

Guhyasamja is one of ’s most fascinating, difficult, and essential personalities. It combines various important , into one sculpture. It is predominantly is call Akshobhayavajara which is the form of Akshobhaya buddha. Guhyasamja is the foremost meditational deity of the Method-father class of . Guhyasamaja has two main traditions, the Arya () Lineage, and the (Jnanapada) Lineage. There are three principal iconographic of Guhyasamaja; Akshobhyavajra (blue), (orange), and .

Goddess of Wealth and Abundance – Vasudhara

is named Shiskar Apa in Lahul and Spiti. She is comparable to the in Theravada and Tai folk and Bhumidevi and in . She is also known as Goddess of  and Abundance. Who is Vasudhara? Vasudhara (Tib. Norgyunma), the of money, , and abundance, is a of riches, prosperity, and abundance. She is revered in many Buddhist countries and is depicted in  .

Sitatapatra – Goddess of the White Parasol

is known as a protector against supernatural danger in . She is venerated in both the Mahayana and traditions. She is also known as Sitatapatra. Sitatapatra is a powerful independent deity emanated by from his Usnisa. Sitatapatra is known as   Dug Kar mo in . and Sitatapatra is also known as The , Crown Ornament of the in English. of Sitatapatra Sitatapatra is white in .

6th Karmapa – Tongwa Donden

The birth of the 6th , Tongwa Donden (1416-1453), at Ngomto Shakyam near Gon in east , was marked by many auspicious signs. One month later, carried by his mother as she went begging, he became highly excited when their path crossed that of Ngompa Chadral, a student of the fifth Karmapa. When Lama Ngompa Chadral asked who he was, the child smiled and replied “I’m the unborn, free from all names, .

Explaining Buddhist Deity Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara

Shristhikantha is a meditational form of Avalokiteshvara. Avalokiteshvara is a originally arose from the Sutrayana tradition of , and later as a tutelary deity of the tradition. Life of Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara,  after that, the short of Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara itself. Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara is the bodhisattva of surrounded by fifteen emanated from .

The power of all Buddhas – Vajrapani Krodha

Krodha has five according to a lineage. Vajrapani Krodha is known as a wrathful meditational deity. Vajrapani Krodh is representing the power of all . The reverse of the of Krodha Vajrapani is decorated with a drawing of a to represent the of all ones. Each of the figures of human teachers and is mar marked with the three letters, ‘ ah hum’, representing the .

Fierce Buddhist Deity – Black Hayagriva

Black Hayagriva is the wrathful activity deity of () Family of . Black Hayagriva is a fierce activity deity of the Family. Black Hayagriva is from the Revealed Treasure Tradition of Chowang. Black Hayagriva is known as tam drin in . Black Hayagriva is also known as the Black Horse Necked One in English. of Black Hayagriva In the iconography of Black Hayagriva, we are going to .

Describing Buddhist Deity Vajrayogini in the form of Vajravarahi

appearing in the form of is one of the most popular female deities found in all traditions of . In this guise, she actually has either a single boar’s face, or two faces or heads, two or more hands, and legs, red, yellow, or black in color, standing in a dancing posture, or both legs down. Vajravarahi Vajrayogini is accompanied by 24 , Chakrasamvara above, and two monastic figures .