Art (39)Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author's imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.
Avalokiteshvara (6)Avalokiteshvara is the earthly manifestation of the self-born eternal Buddha Amitabha, whose figure is represented in his headdress, and he guards the world in the interval between the departure of the historical Buddha, Gautama, and the appearance of the future Buddha, Maitreya.
Bodhisattva (13)In Buddhism, Bodhisattva is the Sanskrit term for anyone who has generated Bodhicitta, a spontaneous wish, and compassionate mind to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings. Bodhisattvas are a popular subject in Buddhist art
Bodhisattva Manjushri (4)Manjushri the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, normally holds a sword in one hand, to cut off all delusion. Manjushri is one of the most important iconic figures in Mahayana Buddhism and is known as the Bodhisattva of Great Wisdom.
Buddha of Compassion (5)Avalokitesvara is Buddha of Compassion. The bodhisattva of compassion is who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. This bodhisattva is variably depicted, described and is portrayed in different cultures as either female or male.
Buddhism (75)Buddhism is a religion and dharma that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on original teachings attributed to the Buddha and resulting interpreted philosophies.
Chakras (2)Chakra, sometimes spelled Cakra or Cakka, is any center of subtle body believed to be a psychic-energy center in the esoteric traditions of Indian religions.
The concept is found particularly in the tantric traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. They are conceived as an energy focal point, bodily functions or psychic node in the subtle body. The Chakra theories are an elaborate part of the Kundalini system.
Compassion (26)Compassion motivates people to go out of their way to help the physical, mental or emotional pains of another and themselves
Conch-shell (1)conch-shell is especially given as a symbol to the gods as the sound vibrated through a shell penetrates far and wide.
The conch-shell seems to have been extensively used in wars by ancient Indians.
Dalai Lama (17)Dalai Lama is a title given to spiritual leaders of the Tibetan people. They are part of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The Dalai Lama title was created by Altan Khan, the Prince of Shunyi, granted by Ming Dynasty, in 1578.
The Dalai Lama is considered to be the successor in a line of tulkus who are believed to be incarnations of Avalokiteśvara, a Bodhisattva of Compassion. The name is a combination of the Mongolic word Dalai meaning "ocean" or "big" and the Tibetan word (bla-ma) meaning "master, guru".
Dharma (19)Dharma is a Hindu, Buddhist and yogic concept which refers to the idea of a law or principle governing the universe. For an individual to live out their dharma is for them to act in accordance with this law. In Buddhism, it is said that acting in this way is the path to enlightenment.
Enlightenment (36)The Enlightenment was an intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in Europe during the 18th century, "The Century of Philosophy".
Enlightenment is the "full comprehension of a situation". The term is commonly used to denote the Age of Enlightenment but is also used in Western cultures in a religious context.
Feminine Compassion (13)Feminine Compassion motivates female to go out of their way to help the physical, mental or emotional pains of another and themselves. Feminine Compassion is often regarded as having sensitivity, an emotional aspect to suffering, though when based on cerebral notions such as fairness, justice, and interdependence, it may be considered rational in nature and its application understood as an activity also based on sound judgment.
Feminine Idealism (9)Feminine Idealism is the group of metaphysical philosophies that asserts that reality, or reality as humans can know it, is fundamentally mental, mentally constructed, or otherwise immaterial. Many Female Dities in Buddhism have feminine Idealism. feminine Idealism is the protector of mankind.
God of Death (1)Yamantaka is the god of death, king of ancestors, and final judge on the destination of souls. He is also known as the ‘Restrainer’, Pretaraja or ‘King of Ghosts’, Dharmaraja or ‘King of Justice’,
God of Wealth (4)God of Wealth brings fortune and prosperity. Jambhala is the God of Wealth and appropriately a member of the Jewel Family. Jambhala is a Bodhisattva of material and spiritual wealth as well as many other things, especially of granting financial stability.
Healing (3)Healing is the process of the restoration of health from an unbalanced, diseased or damaged organism. The result of healing can be a cure for a health challenge, but one can heal without being cured.
Kalachakra (16)The Kalachakra is a term used in Vajrayana Buddhism that means wheel of time or "time-cycles". "Kālacakra" is one of many tantric teachings and esoteric practice in Tibetan Buddhism. It is an active Vajrayana tradition, one offered to large public audiences. The tradition combines myth and history, whereby actual historical vents become an allegory for the spiritual drama within a person, drawing symbolic lessons for inner transformation towards Buddha nature.
Kathmandu valley (1)The Kathmandu Valley, historically known as Nepal Valley or Nepa Valley, lies at the crossroads of ancient civilizations of Asia and has at least 130 important monuments, including several pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists.
Lotus (8)In Buddhist symbolism the lotus is symbolic of the purity of the body, speech, and mind as while rooted in the mud, its flowers blossom on long stalks as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire. It is also symbolic of detachment as drops of water easily slide off its petals.
Lumbini (7)Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi District of Province No. 5 in Nepal. It is the place where, according to Buddhist tradition, Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BCE.
Mandala (46)A mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe. In common use, "mandala" has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe.
Manjushri (3)Manjushri the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, normally holds a sword in one hand, to cut off all delusion. Manjushri is one of the most important iconic figures in Mahayana Buddhism and is known as the Bodhisattva of Great Wisdom.
Medicine Buddha (5)Medicine Buddha is the first Doctor known as Bhaisajyaraja or Medicine King, is a bodhisattva. He is said to have been reborn over a period of numerous lifetimes of healing and curing diseases and is a representation of the healing power of the Buddha.
Meditation (38)Meditation can be defined as a practice where an individual uses a technique, such as focusing their mind on a particular object, thought or activity, to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. Meditation has been practiced since antiquity in numerous religious traditions and beliefs.
Nepal (34)Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia located mainly in the Himalayas but also includes plains that extend to northern India. Nepal is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. Nepal is the country where the Highest peak of Mount Everest is located.
Nepali Craft (11)Nepali Craft is the handmade things by Nepali artist. The history of artistic handicrafts only began during the 5th century AD when different religions began to form their bases among the people of Nepal. Hence we see a lot of religious influence on Nepalese handicrafts. Introduced by the Nordic Aryans, mixed with different groups of Mongolians, nurtured by Buddhist and Hindu concepts adapted the taste of market.
Om Mani Padme Hum (15)Thus the six syllables, om mani Padme hum, mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha
Si Yuan (25)Si Yuan is a female professional painter, living in Shanghai.
She graduated from Art Institute of the Hulunbeier College in 1990.
Member of Inner Mongolia Branch of Chinese Artists Association. Member of Europe &China Artists Association. Member and one class artist of Artists Association of Hong Kong. Fellow of China Folklore Photographers Association. Young ambassador of Yung Ho Culture.
Tara (11)Tara is a tantric deity whose practice is used by followers of the Tibetan branch of Vajrayana Buddhism to develop their inner qualities and understand outer, inner and secret teachings about compassion and emptiness.
Thangka (63)Thangka is an art. A thangka is a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton, silk applique, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala. Thangkas are traditionally kept unframed and rolled up when not on display, mounted on a textile backing somewhat in the style of Chinese scroll paintings, with a further silk cover on the front.
Tibetan Buddhism (6)Tibetan Buddhism, is called as Lamaism, branch of Vajrayana Buddhism that evolved from the 7th century CE in Tibet. It is based mainly on the rigorous intellectual disciplines of Madhyamika and Yogachara philosophy and utilizes the Tantric ritual practices that developed in Central Asia and particularly in Tibet. Tibetan Buddhism also incorporates the monastic disciplines of early Theravada Buddhism and the shamanistic features of the indigenous Tibetan religion, Bon.
Wheel of Life (10)Wheel of Life a complex picture representing the Buddhist view of the universe. To Buddhists, existence is a cycle of life, death, rebirth, and suffering that they seek to escape altogether.
Wisdom (3)Wisdom is one of those qualities difficult to define because it encompasses so much but which people generally recognize when they encounter it. And it is encountered most obviously in the realm of decision-making. Psychologists tend to agree that wisdom involves an integration of knowledge, experience, and deep understanding that incorporates tolerance for the uncertainties of life as well as its ups and downs.
Wooden masks (13)A wooden mask is an object carved on the wood in the structure of the face. Wooden Masks have been used since antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes. They are usually worn on the face, although they may also be positioned for effect elsewhere on the wearer's body.
Wooden Statue (5)Wooden statues are the statues are handmade wooden craft by Nepali artist. It will take a month or more than a month to carve a wood and make a statue from the single piece of wood. Nepal is rich in Hand Carved things.
Yamantaka (5)Yamantaka is a wrathful, buffalo-headed meditational deity of the Highest Yoga Tantra class and a dharma protector. He is also one of the main yidams in the Sakya school where he comes in a variety of appearances. Yamantaka is God of Death.
Yoga (3)Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines. Yoga can increase flexibility and can lessen chronic pain, lower blood pressure, reduce insomnia, and help you cope with the effects of stress.