Category Archives: Monks

Matthieu Ricard, A French writer and Buddhist monk

And he chose to become a Buddhist Monk over a Bio-Chemist Matthieu Ricard is a popular name we hear when talking about Buddhism and Buddhist monk. He is from an intellectual french family; his father is a renowned French philosopher and mother is the abstract lyrics painter and Tibetan Buddhist called nun Yahne Le Toumelin. Seems like he’s following his mom’s path. After completing the PhD degree in molecular genetics at Pasteur Institute, Matthieu decided .

Origin of Thangka Paintings

The actual origin of the Thangka paintings has been a subject of confusion. Some stories claim that Thangka originated from Tibet, some claim that they have been originated from Nepal, while some claim from India. Is it Nepal? Though Thangka painting is believed to be painted in Tibet at first the real origin is from Nepal. It is because during the reign of King Songtsen Gampo in 6th century he invited artists from Nepal to .

Guru Rinpoche | Padmasambhava

The history of Guru Rinpoche dates back in India. He is also known as the Padmasambhava. He is the Indian Buddhist Master of the 8th century. He is an emanation of the Buddha Amitabha, and a number of Rinpoche have been evolved around the Padmasambhava’s life. He is popular as “The Second Buddha” across the Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and many places around the world. During the teaching of Padmasambhava, he transmitted the Vajrayana to hundreds of disciples. His .

Biography | 14th Dalai Lama

H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the simple Buddhist monk. He was born on 6 July 1935 in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet. Born in a small family of Tibet, he spent the major part of his childhood in farming and kinds of stuff. He grew up to be a spiritual leader of Tibet. Soon after his birth, he was named as Lhamo Thondup that means ‘Wish-Fulfilling Goddess.’ Early Education Like every Tibetans, His Holiness .

Lifestyle of Monks and their techniques of making Mandala

Lifestyle The typical lifestyle of monks rotates around chanting, meditation and doing some artistic work. There are different communities of monks in Nepal. The Lama in these monasteries give education and people from different regions and other Himalayan countries come to receive a classical monastic education. Little monks from the age of even from all over Nepal and other Himalayan countries are residing at this Gelug monastery, in Kapan. It is not a compulsion .