For 2,500 years Buddhists have considered with awe the achievement of Siddhartha Gautama. What induces such tremendous respect in them is not just that he gained Enlightenment, but that he did so without a teacher. Contemplating the difficulties that the Buddha had to overcome has given Buddhism a very great appreciation of the value of a spiritual teacher. As Buddhism developed, and the three yanas unfolded, the role and significance of the spiritual teacher .
Karma is totally Buddhist terminology and Buddhist practice. Today the word has been picked up everywhere, even in the dictionaries, but it is totally Buddhist. The Nature of life In particular, what we consider to be pleasure in life, for example having a companion or building a family, some way or another brings a lot of pain, too. Every one of us seeks happiness, so we look for a companion, thinking that companionship will .
Tibetan Buddhism has such a unifying symbol, known variously as a Refuge assembly, Field of Merit, or Refuge Tree. It is known as a Refuge assembly because it is a visualized gathering of figures representing the three Refuges. It is known as a Field of Merit because by visualizing a great array of Enlightened figures and then making offerings to them, and by performing other skillful actions, such as committing oneself to the Bodhisattva .
Avalokitesvara, the Lord of Compassion, gazes out across the world, his white radiance soothing the sufferings of living beings. With one pair of hands, he clasps to his heart the wish-fulfilling gem of his vow to eradicate the world’s pain. In his upper left hand, he holds the lotus of spiritual receptivity, the desire to leave the mud of samsara and reach up toward the sun of true happiness. Above his head, we sense .
The word ‘karma’ sounds very romantic, because it is Sanskrit and people don’t know exactly what it means. To me, karma is some kind of natural law, which governs the things that are happening in our minds and within our lives. What is taking place has definitely not been created by anybody other than ourselves, yet, when we start experiencing the result, we have no control over it. Points to think about in Relation .
In Tibetan Buddhist circles, it will not be long before to hear someone talk about their yidam. Especially if they have been meditating for some years you will gather from the way they talk that it is something of the greatest importance for them. This Tibetan word literally means oath, vow, or promise, and connotes the Buddhist deity to whose meditation you are committed to whom you are linked by a promise or vow, .
Posture is the position of the Buddha in which Buddha holds his body when standing, sitting,walking, running and sleeping. According to the modern practice there are two kinds of posture to hold your body. Dynamic posture and static posture. Dynamic posture is how you hold yourself when you are moving, like when you are walking, running, or bending over to pick up something. Static posture is how you hold yourself when you are not moving, like .
The Tibetan tantric yoga learning and practice is not like the regular yoga practiced in the West. It is a art of rLung and exercise of the mind purely based on spiritual growth, a tantric tradition of master Pundit Naropa and Lama Marpa Lotsawa. It removes the negative omens from the channels and chakras by physical positions and movements which harmonize wind and mind. The yoga practice helps stimulate the channels and chakras, and .
Buddha is consider as a super energetic and most active religious teacher who taught the Eight fold path of Life and how to live in peace and harmony. Gautama Buddha was normal human at first with all the religious practices and meditation he became the Buddha. The Buddha’s daily routine was divided into five parts: The morning session The afternoon session The first watch The middle watch The last watch The Morning Session (4:00 .
There are three general skill levels of thangka painters are hobbyist, professionals, and masters. You can find out the skill of the artist by looking closely at the lines, such as those used to make waves, clouds, and the faces of people, gods, goddesses, and animals. The finer and clearer the lines, the greater the skill involved. A thangka painted by a master will cost more than one painted by a professional. The student .