Consecration of Thangkas and Mandalas

Thangka and Mandala painting process Thangka painting process is very difficult and time-consuming. To sketch the figures in a Thangka and mandala, the artist must be an expert in the measurements and proportions of different deities. There are thousands of different deities in Tibetan Buddhism. Generating a pure motive Canvas preparation Foundation line drawing Mixing the paint Painting brush making Painting Redrawing and shading Details Shading and final painting Gold application Opening the eye .

Chinnamasta Shivashakti

Chinnamasta is the Hindu Goddess of transformation. She is one of the Mahavidyas, the wisdom Goddesses, and is probably the most terrifying of them. She is depicted holding her own head, which she has just cut off. Origin Stories of her origin vary, but one relates that Parvati was bathing with two attendants, Jaya and Vijaya when the attendants asked the Goddess to satisfy their hunger. After putting them off several times, Parvati looked .

Trends and practices of Nepal

Some trends and practices of Nepal are as listed below: Deuki System Deuki is an ancient custom practiced in the far western regions of Nepal in which a young girl is offered to the local Hindu temple to gain religious merit. Young girls are offered by poor families. Also, another cause is the false belief of gaining protection and good favor from God. Deukis have to depend on worshipers’ monetary offerings to the temple .

Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

Anything That Contradicts Experience and Logic Should Be Abandoned Tenzin Gyatso. Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been .

Nepal Religion and Culture

Nepal, a place of eternal beauty, is a land of colorful cultures, ancient history and people, traditional arts, and picturesque scenery. It is popularly known as the highest mountain peak of the world, Mount Everest. Historically, Nepal has been a kingdom centered in the Kathmandu Valley for more than 1,500 years. During most of that period, the Kathmandu Valley has been Nepal’s political, economic, and cultural hub and was once a sanctuary for waves .

Buddha Mudras, Gestures and Postures

A mudra is a gesture made by the hand and fingers to symbolize the teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism. Buddha mudras are gestures of their spirits that call the deities during worship or during moments when they meditate. Buddha Mudras demonstrate that the non-verbal form of communication is often more effective than the spoken one. The hand and fingers of Buddha images or even meditating monks are posed to symbolize a lot of things .

Buddhist Ritual Items and Symbols

Buddhism is one of the most established world religions that history has ever seen. Over the great expanse of time, it has quietly established its own set of symbolisms – symbols that are as old as time itself. This is only but natural with all the religions of the civilized world. And as such, many of these Buddhist religious symbols are considered recognizable icons of Buddhist Art and Tibetan Art. The more prominent symbols .

Tibetan Buddhist Prayer flags

Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags and banners bear auspicious Buddhist symbols, deities and protectors, invocations, prayers and other mantras. Tibetan Buddhists for centuries have been hoisting prayer flags with a very strong devotion and belief that the sacred flags thus hoisted will bring the hoister and those in vicinity good fortune, happiness, peace, good health, long life, and prosperity. Prayer flags are generally hoisted on high places like hilltops, mountains, roof, and outside of a .

Description of the Kingdom of Shambhala

Descriptions of the kingdom of Shambhala are based both on literature said to emanate from Shambhala itself and by later commentators, mainly Tibetans, who claimed to have visited the kingdom in the material realm, on an etheric plane, in dreams, or by some other means. As the descriptions will make clear, this is not of “historical” Shambhala; i.e., a country that once existed in the time-space continuum recognized by Western historiography—for instance, the ancient .

The ThirtyTwo Kings of Shambhala

The Seven Dharma Kings  Sanskrit  Tibetan  Mongolian  Reign  Emanation of:  1st  Suchandra   Dawa Zangpo  Khaan Davaasanbo 3 Years, Starting 879 BC  Vajrapani  2nd  Sureshvara (Suresha)  Lhawang  Khaan Vaanchugchanbo 876-776 BC  Kshitigarbha  3rd  Teji  Zijichen  Khaan Sivjidtayaa (776-676 BC  Yamantaka  4th  Somadatta  Dawejyin  Khaan Davaajinshen 676-576  Sarvanivaranavishkambi  5th  Sureshvara  Lhae Wangchug  Khaan Lkhdeivanchug 576-476  Jambhaka  6th  Vishavamurti  Natshog Zugchen  Khaan Sajivanchüg 476-376  Manaka  7th  Sureshana  Lhae Wangden  Khaan Lkhaeivandan 376-276  Khargarbha The 25 Kalkin or .