Abhidharmakosha (1)A Buddhist text of the 4th-5th century composed by the scholar Vasubandhu. Detailed explanations of Buddhist cosmology serve as the basis for the painting subjects Wheel of Life, Mount Meru Offering (mandala) and the Rebirth Game.
Acharya (1)The Buddhist monastic religious title applied to scholars and academics. It is the most common honorific title used for teachers such as Nagarjuna, Asanga, Dharmakirti, and others. In Tibetan the term is lobpon.
Amitabha (2)Amitabha Buddha means boundless light and boundless life. He is the Buddha in the Land of Ultimate Bliss, in which all beings enjoy unbounded happiness. Amitabha has forty-eight great vows to establish and adorn his Pure Land.
Amitabha Buddha (2)Amitabha Buddha means boundless light and boundless life. He is the Buddha in the Land of Ultimate Bliss, in which all beings enjoy unbounded happiness. Amitabha has forty-eight great vows to establish and adorn his Pure Land. People also recite or call upon his name by the time of death will be born in the Land of Ultimate Bliss with the reception by Amitabha. Amitabha is one of the most popular and well-known Buddha in China.
Amogasiddhi (1)Amoghasiddhi is the last of the Five Dhyani or Five Wisdom Tathagatas. Amoghasiddhi Buddha is the green northern Buddha of Action with all-accomplishing wisdom. He is the Buddha of the karma family and is usually depicted as green in color and holding a sword.
Animal Realms (1)It is a special path. All the beings within the Six Realms which do not belong to any other five realms are categorized in this path. Animals can exist in all other five paths.
Animal rights (1)Animal rights are the idea in which some, or all, non-human animals are entitled to the possession of their own lives and that their most basic interests such as the need to avoid suffering should be afforded the same consideration as similar interests of human beings.
Animals (1)Animals are sentient beings other than humans. The Buddha classified animals as being either born from eggs, from the womb, from water or spontaneously born.
Anuuttarayoga (3)Anuttarayoga Tantra is often translated as Unexcelled Yoga Tantra or Highest Yoga Tantra, is a term used in Tibetan Buddhism in the categorization of esoteric tantric Indian Buddhist texts that constitute part of the Kangyur, or the 'translated words of the Buddha' in the Tibetan Buddhist canon.
Architecture (2)Architecture is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings or any other structures. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art.
Art (3)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.
Asana (4)Asana is a "steady and comfortable posture", referring specifically to the seated, meditative postures used for meditation practices.
Ashoka (1)Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty, who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from c. 268 to 232 BCE. In order to gain wide publicity for his teachings and his work, Ashoka made them known by means of oral announcements and by engravings on rocks and pillars at suitable sites.
Aside (1)Aside is define as to one side or out of the way.
Astronomy (1)Astronomy is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It applies mathematics, physics, and chemistry, in an effort to explain the origin of those objects and phenomena and their evolution
Attentiveness (2)Attentiveness is the action of assiduously attending to the comfort or wishes of others; politeness or courtesy.
Aum (2)Aum is considered sacred and holy in Esoteric Buddhism. Some scholars interpret the first word of the mantra om mani padme hum to be aum, with a meaning similar to Hinduism in the totality of sound, existence, and consciousness.
Avalokitesvara (1)Avalokitesvara is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. Portrayed in different cultures as either male or female, Avalokitesvara is one of the more widely revered bodhisattvas in mainstream Mahayana Buddhism, as well as unofficially in Theravada Buddhism.
Awakening (2)The acts of starting to understand something or feel something: a religious awakening. the awakening of public concern about the environment.
Bahun (1)Bahun is a caste among Khas ethnic Pahari people. Bahun is a local colloquial term for the Nepali-speaking hill Brahmins.
Bajrayogini (1)Bajrayogini acts as a meditation deity, or the yab-yum consort of such a deity, in Vajrayana Buddhism. She appears in a mandala that is visualized by the practitioner according to a sadhana describing the practice of the particular tantra.
Bamboo (1)The bamboos are evergreen perennial flowering plants. According to Chinese traditions, the significance of lucky bamboo is tied to how many stalks you have
Bell (1)Hindu and Buddhist bells, called "Ghanta" in Sanskrit, are used in religious ceremonies. See also singing bowls. A bell hangs at the gate of many Hindu temples and is rung at the moment one enters the temple.
Benediction (1)In religion, Benediction is a blessing is the infusion of something with holiness, spiritual redemption, or divine will.
Bhadgaon (1)Bhadgaon is a city located in the Bhaktapur district of the of Nepal.
Bhavacakra (2)The bhavacakra is popularly referred to as the wheel of life. This term is also translated as wheel of cyclic existence or wheel of becoming
Bhrikuti (1)The Nepali Princess Bhrikuti Devi, known to Tibetans as Bal-mo-bza Khri-btsun, Bhelsa Tritsun ('Nepali consort') or, simply, Khri bTsun ("Royal Lady"), is traditionally considered to have been the first wife of the earliest emperor of Tibet, Songtsan Gampo (605? - 650 CE), and an incarnation of Tara. She was also known as "Besa", and was a princess of the Licchavi kingdom of Nepal.
Bhutan (3)Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys.
Bindu (1)Bindu is a Sanskrit word meaning "point" or "dot". A bindi is a small, ornamental, devotional dot applied to the forehead in Hinduism.
Biochemist (1)A biochemist is a person who is studying about chemical processes within and relating to living organisms.
Black Jambhala (1)popularized by Shakyasribhadra, holding a skullcup and mongoose, naked and wrathful in a standing posture. He is the God of Wealth in Tibetan Buddhism. With august guise, he treads on the back of the yellow rich man. Jambhala, Black a wealth deity popularized in Tibet by Bari Lotsawa and the Kashmiri teacher Shakyashri Bhadra.
Black Zambala (1)popularized by Shakyasribhadra, holding a skullcup and mongoose, naked and wrathful in a standing posture. He is the God of Wealth in Tibetan Buddhism. With august guise, he treads on the back of the yellow rich man. Jambhala, Black a wealth deity popularized in Tibet by Bari Lotsawa and the Kashmiri teacher Shakyashri Bhadra.
Blessed (1)In religion, a blessing is the infusion of something with holiness, spiritual redemption, or divine will.
Bodhisattva (5)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.
Body (3)The body is the physical structure of the individual. According to the Buddha’s analysis, the body is one of the five constituents that make up the individual and consists of the elements of solidity, fluidity, caloricity and space.
Bokar Monastery (1)Bokar Monastery is one of the prominent Buddhist centers in the Mirik. The monastery is home to around 500 monks.
Brahmacarya (1)Brahmacarya is continence; chastity; abstinence from sexual indulgence.
Breath Awareness (3)It is an umbrella term for different medical and therapeutic methods to improve the breathing function. These methods work with directing the awareness to one's breathing and with changing habits, which impair the optimal functioning of the breath system.
Buddha (53)Buddha is Enlighted one. Life of Buddha begins in Lumbini, Nepal, about 2,600 years ago, where the man Siddharta Gautama was born. Buddha is the founder of Buddhism.
Buddhahood (17)In Buddhism, Buddhahood is the condition or rank of a Buddha "awakened one". The goal of Mahayana's bodhisattva path is Samyaksambuddhahood, so that one may benefit all sentient beings by teaching them the path of cessation of dukkha.
Buddha Jayanti (1)Buddha's Birthday is a holiday traditionally celebrated in most of East Asia to commemorate the birth of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Gautama Buddha and founder of Buddhism.
Buddha Purnima (1)Buddha's Birthday is a holiday traditionally celebrated in most of East Asia to commemorate the birth of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Gautama Buddha and founder of Buddhism.
Buddhism (45)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.
Buddhist (15)The people who follow the Buddhism are called Buddhist. Goutam Buddha is the founder of Buddhism. Buddhism emphasis Loves, peace and freedom.
Buddhist meditation (1)Buddhist meditation practices are anapanasati - focusing on the breath. Satipatthana - Mindfulness of body, sensations, mind and mental phenomena. The Four Immeasurables - including compassion Karuna and loving-kindness Metta.
Buddhist Religion (1)The philosophy, or way of life, taught in India by Gautama Siddhartha in the 5th century B.C. Buddhism has been a major influence on the creation of art in all of Asia.
Buddhist teachings (1)The Basic Teachings of Buddha which are core to Buddhism are The Three Universal Truths; The Four Noble Truths; and. The Noble Eightfold Path.
Budget (1)A budget is a financial plan for a defined period of time, usually a year. It may also include planned sales volumes and revenues, resource quantities, costs and expenses, assets, liabilities and cash flows
Canvas (1)Canvas is an extremely durable plain-woven fabric used for making sails, tents, marquees, backpacks, and other items for which sturdiness is required. It is also popularly used by artists as a painting surface, typically stretched across a wooden frame.
Caste system (1)The caste system is a division of caste. It divides Hindus into four main categories - Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and the Shudras. Many believe that the groups originated from Brahma, the Hindu God of creation.
Chakras (6)Chakra, sometimes spelled Cakra or Cakka, is any center of a 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.
Changu Narayan (1)The ancient Hindu temple of Changu Narayan is located on a high hilltop that is also known as Changu or Dolagiri. The temple was surrounded by champak tree forest and a small village known as Changu.
Chant (1)Chant is the iterative speaking or singing of words or sounds or mantras, often primarily on one or two main pitches called reciting tones.
Chenrezig (2)Chenrezig is the Tibetan name for Avalokiteshvara. Of all the deities in Mahayana Buddhism, the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Chenrezig, is one of the most celebrated. He is the lord endowed with complete illumination, who refrains from entering the blissful state of nirvana to remain here below and save the creatures of the earth.
Chhetri (1)Chhetri, synonymous with Kshetri and Khatri are Nepali native speakers of Khas community, an Indo-Aryan ethno-linguistic community consisting of Brahmins, Thakuris, Kami, Damai, Sarki, Badi, and Gandarbhas.
Chhinamasta (1)Chinnamasta is the Hindu Goddess of transformation. She is one of the Mahavidyas, the wisdom Goddesses, and is probably the most terrifying of them.
Chi (2)Chi is energy which is also the basis of acupuncture. A strong life force makes a human being totally alive, alert and presents while a weak force results in sluggishness and fatigue. You can increase and develop your chi to overcome illness, become more vibrant and enhance mental capacity.
China (1)China is a populous nation in East Asia whose vast landscape encompasses grassland, desert, mountains, lakes, rivers and more than 14,000km of coastline.
Concentrations (5)Concentration is associated with meditation. In Sanskrit and Pali, the word for meditation is bhavana, which means "mental culture." Buddhist bhavana is not a relaxation practice, nor is it about having visions or out-of-body experiences.
Consciouness (4)Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself.Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself.
Consiousness (3)Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself.
Construction (1)Construction is the process of constructing a building or infrastructure.
Cottage industry (1)A cottage industry is a small-scale, decentralized manufacturing business often operated out of a home rather than a purpose-built facility. Cottage industries are defined by the amount of investment required to start, as well as the number of people employed.
Creatures (1)A legendary, mythical, or mythological creature, traditionally called a fabulous beast or fabulous creature, is a fictitious, imaginary and often supernatural animal, often a hybrid, sometimes part human, whose existence has not or cannot be proved and that is described in folklore or fiction but also in historical accounts before history became a science.
Crown chakra (1)Crown chakra is considered the seventh primary chakra, according to most tantric yoga traditions. The Sahasrara is described as a lotus flower with 1,000 petals of different colors. These petals are arranged in 20 layers, each layer with approximately 50 petals. The pericarp is golden and within it, a circular moon region is inscribed with a luminous triangle, which can be either upward- or downward-pointing.
Culture (2)Culture is the social behavior and norms found in human societies. Culture is considered a central concept in anthropology, encompassing the range of phenomena that are transmitted through social learning in human societies
Curtains (1)Curtains is a piece of material suspended at the top to form a screen, typically movable sideways along a rail and found as one of a pair at a window.
Dalai Lama (4)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”.
Deconstruction (1)Deconstruction is a way of understanding how something was created, usually things like art, books, poems and other writing. Deconstruction is breaking something down into smaller parts. Deconstruction looks at the smaller parts that were used to create an object. The smaller parts are usually ideas.
Demigod Realms (1)Demigod realm is one of the six classes of beings. They are powerful and intelligent beings who dwell in cavities inside Mount Meru down to the universal golden basis and whose pleasures and abundance rival those of the gods. The dominant characteristic of the demigods is paranoia and jealousy, so they spend all their time fighting and quarreling among themselves over possessions and territories.
Dhaka topi (1)Dhaka topi or Nepali topi is a type of hat, popular among hill-dwelling Nepalis and Indian Gorkha men, along with their diasporas.
Dhanyakataka Stupa (1)This is the oldest of all Kalachakra Stupas and the place where according to Vajrayana oral transmission the Kalachakra tantra was first revealed by the historical Buddha. The stupa is not intact, however, there is a nearby museum with a smaller replica of the original Dhanyakataka Stupa.
Dharamsala (1)A Dharamshala is a religious resthouse. In Sanskrit, Dharma means religion, and shala means "sanctuary" hence Dharamshala is a 'religious sanctuary' or rest-house for pilgrims, that is primarily created for religious pilgrims or as a religious endowment.
Dharana (1)Dharana is mental effort involved in selecting one object out of many for concentration.
Dharmasala (1)A Dharamshala is a religious resthouse. In Sanskrit, Dharma means religion, and shala means "sanctuary" hence Dharamshala is a 'religious sanctuary' or rest-house for pilgrims, that is primarily created for religious pilgrims or as a religious endowment.
Dharma Wheel (2)Dharma Wheel is a symbol that has represented dharma, the Buddha's teaching of the path to enlightenment, since the early period of Indian Buddhism.
Dharma Wheel as Tattoo (1)Wheel of the Dharma is one of the richest Buddhist symbols that appear in tattoos. The Dharma Wheel Around the globe, dharma wheel is one of the oldest symbols of Buddhism. In Sanskrit, Dharma Wheel is also called as Dharma chakra.
Dhyana (1)In Buddhism, Dhyana is a series of cultivated states of mind, which lead to a "state of perfect equanimity and awareness. It is commonly translated as meditation and is also used in Hinduism and Jainism. Dhyana may have been the core practice of pre-sectarian Buddhism, but became appended with other forms of meditation throughout its development.
Dhyani Buddhas (1)Dhyani Buddhas are emanations and representations of the five qualities of the Adi-Buddha or "first Buddha" Vairocana or Vajradhara, which is associated with Dharmakaya.
Earth (1)Earth is the planet on which we live; the world.
Earthquake (1)Earthquake is a sudden violent shaking of the ground, typically causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action.
Eddy Deutsche (1)Eddy Deutsche is a tattoo artist. Eddy currently works from his private studio in Los Angeles and travels around the world working at well-known shops as a guest artist.
Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism (1)Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism are:
Endless Knot, Lotus flower, Dhvaja, Dharmachakra (fly-whisk in Nepali Buddhism), Bumpa, Golden Fish, Parasol, and Conch.
Eightfold Path of Buddha (3)The Noble Eightfold Path is an early summary of the path of Buddhist practices leading to liberation from samsara, the painful cycle of rebirth.
Elements (1)Everything in nature is made up of five basic elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space. Knowledge of the five elements allows the yogi to understand the laws of nature and to use yoga to attain greater health, power, knowledge, wisdom, and happiness.
Enlightened (2)Enlightened are those nlightenedhaving or showing a rational, modern, and well-informed outlook.
Enlightenment (1)The Enlightenment was an intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in Europe during the 18th century, "The Century of Philosophy".
Enlightment (4)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.
Expansion (1)The expansion is the action of becoming larger or more extensive.
Feelings (1)The feeling is an emotional state or reaction.
Fire (1)Fire is about heat, warmth, light, passion, and knowledge. Too strong and it burns, consuming everything it touches.
Too weak, and nothing happens, and all is desolate. In reaction, it turns everything to ash. In response, it warms, motivates, provides the energy for things to happen
Flying Horse (1)Flying horses or winged horses are mythological and fictional creatures. They are horses which fly, some of which are equipped with wings.
Formation (2)The formation is the action of forming or process of being formed.
Forms (1)Form is the shape, visual appearance, constitution or configuration of an object. In a wider sense, the form is the way something is or happens, the answer to "how?". When then considering the idea of global form, the sense of form reaches the one of Gestalt, as in Gestalt psychology.
Four tantras (1)The basic text of Tibetan Medicine is called the "Four Tantras" and was taught by Buddha himself. All Tibetan physicians study it.
Tantra means "lineage". It is composed of four books.
Fourth Noble Truth (2)The Four Noble Truths refer to and express the basic orientation of Buddhism in a short expression.
French (1)French is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French has evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul.
Goddesses (3)A goddess is a female deity. Goddesses have been linked with virtues such as beauty, love, motherhood, and fertility. They have also been associated with ideas such as war, creation, and death.
God of Death (3)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 (3)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.
God Realms (1)The God realm is divine samsaric states are the fruit of positive karma generally related to acts of generosity, meditative concentration or practices of asceticism, but which are still tainted by worldly goals. Because the life of the gods is free from suffering, the idea of practicing Dharma never occurs to them. When the effect of the actions which sent them there is exhausted, these gods will suffer a lot, while their body is gradually degenerating. At the end of their lives, they have very frightening visions of their upcoming lower rebirth in samsara, in which these gods inevitably fall back into.
Gods (1)God is conceived of as the Supreme Being and the principal object of faith.
Good Fortune (1)Good Fortune is an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes.
Gorkha (1)Gorkha is the birthplace of King Prithvi Narayan Shah. Gorkha is located in Nepal.
Green Jambhala (1)Green Zambala is the manifestation of Amoghasiddhi Buddha. He made a vow in front of Buddha Shakyamuni that he will protect anyone who chant his mantra or chant his name. He is usually shown in tight embrace with his consort and carrying a jewel producing mongoose in his left hand. When you are in difficulties, it is advised to chant his mantra as much as possible. This practice will help to all beginnings to be perfectly accomplished and purify all bad luck and obstacles, prevent theft, bad debts and loss of wealth.
Green Tara (2)Green Tara is a meditation deity whose practice is used by practitioners of the Tibetan branch of Vajrayana Buddhism to develop certain inner qualities and understand outer, inner and secret teachings about compassion and emptiness.
Green Zambala (1)Green Jambhala is the chief of the five Jambhalas and is the manifestation of Buddha Akshobhya, depicted standing upon a corpse and holding a mongoose in his left hand and a Kapala in his right hand
Guanyin (1)Guanyin is an East Asian bodhisattva associated with compassion and venerated by Mahayana Buddhists and followers of Chinese folk religions, also known as the "Goddess of Mercy" in English.
Guided Meditation (1)Guided meditation is a process by which one or more participants meditate in response to the guidance provided by a trained practitioner or teacher, either in person or via a written text, sound recording, video, or audiovisual media comprising music or verbal instruction, or a combination of both.
Handcrafts (1)Handcrafts are those which are made skilfully by hand.
Handicrafts (2)A handicraft, sometimes more precisely expressed as artisanal handicraft or handmade, is any of a wide variety of types of work where useful and decorative objects are made completely by hand or by using only simple tools.
Hashang (1)Hashang A Chinese monk of the twelfth century who propagated Chan Buddhism views in Tibet, including the view that the meaning of Buddha’s teachings on emptiness was that we should empty our mind of all conceptions and meditate on nothingness. He was publicly defeated in debate by Kamalashila and banished from Tibet.
Hatha Yoga (1)Hatha Yoga is the system of Yoga for care of the body; physical Yoga.
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.
Healing power (1)The power to restore biotic organisms to their optimal health. Sub-power of Biological Manipulation and Health Manipulation.
Health (5)Health is the state of the body. It includes both the mental and physical. It is the ability of a biological system to acquire, convert, allocate, distribute, and utilize energy with maximum efficiency.
Heart chakra (1)Heart chakra is the fourth primary chakra, according to Hindu Yogic, Shakta and Buddhist Tantric traditions. In Sanskrit, anahata means "unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten".
Hearts (1)The heart is a muscular organ in most animals, which pumps blood through the blood vessels of the circulatory system.
Heritage site (1)Heritage Site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties.
Himalayan (1)Himalayan is the large mountain range of Northern India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Pakistan that was formed when the Indian sub-continent plate joined the Asian continent.
Himalayan Art (1)The definition of Himalayan Art is art indigenous to the Himalayas and surrounding regions, predominantly concerned with religious subjects and recognizable through the unique use of composition, symbols and motifs. Individual works of art are commonly created in sets forming much larger works of art. The geographic area of the Himalayas and surrounding regions comprises; North India, Nepal, Bhutan, Historical Tibet, Mongolia, China, Buryiat and South-Eastern Russia
Himalayan Tradition (2)The history of humanity is not the history of tool making or of social organization. It is the history of mind's unfoldment. Himalayan Tradition is the tradition followed in Himalayan.
Hindu (1)Hindu refers to any person who regards themselves as culturally, ethnically, or religiously adhering to aspects of Hinduism.
Hinduism (2)Hinduism is religion and dharma, or a way of life. Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, and some practitioners and scholars refer to it as Sanatana Dharma, "the eternal tradition", or the "eternal way", beyond human history.
History (1)History is the study of the past as it is described in written documents. Events occurring before written record are considered prehistory.
Hongkong (1)Hong Kong is an autonomous territory, and former British colony, in southeastern China.
Human Realms (1)The human realm is the only one in which one’s choices affect one’s future in all the others, one is either being rewarded or punished for one’s actions as a human being. One’s present human condition is based on one’s past karma, but one’s present choices also determine one’s future.
Impermanence (1)Impermanence is one of the essential doctrines and a part of three marks of existence in Buddhism. The doctrine asserts that all of conditioned existence, without exception, is "transient, evanescent, inconstant".
India (3)India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline.
Inner Peace (1)Inner peace (or peace of mind) refers to a deliberate state of psychological or spiritual calm despite the potential presence of stressors.
Insight Meditation (1)Insight meditation offers teachings and practices in mindfulness and insight meditation (vipassana). Suitable for everybody.
Japa (1)Japa is the meditative repetition of a mantra or a divine name. It is a practice found in Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism. The mantra or name may be spoken softly, enough for the practitioner to hear it, or it may be spoken within the reciter's mind.
Kalachakra (7)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.
Kanda (1)Kanda is a point below the navel from which 72,000 nadis issue.
Kanzeon (1)Kanzeon is the Japanese name given to the Chinese goddess of mercy and compassion, Guan Yin. According to the teachings of Buddhism, she originated from the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara, a male figure, before becoming a deity.
Kapan (1)Kapan, Kathmandu, Nepal is a residential area, located in Kathmandu District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal. It is situated in the northern part of Kathmandu.
Khas (1)Khas people also called Khas Arya are an Indo-Aryan ethno-linguistic group native to the present-day Nepal as well as Kumaon and Garhwal regions of Uttarakhand and speak the Khas language. They were also known as 'Parbatiyas' and 'Paharis'
Kindness (3)Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Affection, gentleness, warmth, concern, and care are words that are associated with kindness.
King Songtsen Gampo (1)Songtsen Gampo was the 33rd Tibetan king and founder of the Tibetan Empire and is traditionally credited with the introduction of Buddhism to Tibet, influenced by his Nepali and Chinese queens, as well as being the unifier of what were previously several Tibetan kingdoms. He is also regarded as responsible for the creation of the Tibetan alphabet and therefore the establishment of Classical Tibetan, the language is spoken in his region at the time, as the literary language of Tibet.
Kirat (1)The Kirati people are indigenous Kirat ethnic group of the Himalayas extending eastward from Nepal into India, Bangladesh, Burma and beyond.
Kirata (1)The Kirati people are indigenous Kirat ethnic group of the Himalayas extending eastward from Nepal into India, Bangladesh, Burma and beyond.
Kirati mountain (1)The kirati mountain is a mountain in the Himalayas. It lies on the border between Nepal and India.
Knowledge (1)Knowledge is facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.
Kshatriya (1)Kshatriya is one of the four varna of the Hindu society. The Sanskrit term kṣatriyaḥ is used in the context of Vedic society wherein members organised themselves into four classes: kshatriya, brahmin, vaishya and shudra.
Kumari (2)Kumari, or Kumari Devi, or Living Goddess – Nepal is the tradition of worshipping young pre-pubescent girls as manifestations of the divine female energy or devi in Hindu religious traditions. The word Kumari is derived from the Sanskrit Kaumarya, meaning "princess".
Kundalini breathing (2)Many systems of yoga focus on awakening Kundalini through meditation; pranayama breathing; the practice of asana and chanting of mantras. The Kundalini experience is frequently reported to be a feeling of electric current running along the spine.
Kurukulla (1)Kurukulla is a female deity of the Lotus family, associated with the activity of magnetization or enchantment. She is usually depicted as red in colour, in dancing posture and holding a flowery bow and arrow. She is also one of the Twenty-One Taras mentioned in the ancient Tara tantras.
Laxmi (1)Laxmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity. She is the wife and shakti (energy) of Vishnu, one of the principal deities of Hinduism and the Supreme Being in the Vaishnavism Tradition.
Lhasa (2)Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, lies on the Lhasa River's north bank in a valley of the Himalayas. Rising atop Red Mountain at an altitude of 3,700m, the red-and-white Potala Palace once served as the winter home of the Dalai Lama. The palace’s rooms, numbering around 1,000, include the Dalai Lama’s living quarters, as well as murals, chapels and tombs
Life Lesson (1)something from which useful knowledge or principles can be learned. Examples from the Web for life lesson.
Lokesvara (1)Lokesvara is also known as Kharchheri, he is the ‘Lord of the Six Syllables’. These six syllables belong to the mantra ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’, the expression of the deepest essence of Avalokitesvara.
Lord Ram (1)Lord Ram is a major deity of Hinduism. He is the seventh avatar of the god Vishnu, one of his most popular incarnations along with Krishna and Gautama Buddha. In Rama-centric traditions of Hinduism, he is considered the Supreme Being.
Lotus (4)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.
Love (7)Love is a complex set of emotions, behaviors, and beliefs associated with strong feelings of affection, protectiveness, warmth, and respect for another person. Love can also be used to apply to non-human animals, to principles, and to religious beliefs.
Lumbini (2)The site of the Buddha's birth near Kapilavatthu in Nepal. One of the four pilgrimage sites mentioned in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.
Mahanirvana (1)Mahanirvana occurs upon the death of the body of someone who has attained nirvana during his or her lifetime. It implies a release from the Samsara, karma, and rebirth as well as the dissolution of the skandhas.
Malla (1)The Malla Dynasty was the ruling dynasty of Kathmandu c. 1201–1769. They have claimed Kshatriya status for themselves.
Manakamana (1)The Manakamana Temple situated in the Gorkha district of Nepal is the sacred place of the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati. The name Manakamana originates from two words, “mana” meaning heart and “kamana” meaning wish.
Mandala (16)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.
Mandalas (3)Mandala is "circle." Mandalas have spiritual and ritual significance in Hinduism and Buddhism.
The term is of Hindu origin. It appears in the Rig Veda as the name of the sections of the work but is also used in other Indian religions, particularly Buddhism.
Mandarava (1)Mandarava was, along with Yeshe Tsogyal, one of the two principal consorts of great 8th century Indian tantric teacher Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), a founder-figure of Tibetan Buddhism, described as a 'second Buddha' by many practitioners. Mandarava is considered to be a female guru-deity in Tantric Buddhism or Vajrayana.
Mani Wheel (1)Traditionally, the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum is written in Sanskrit on the outside of the wheel. According to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition based on the lineage texts regarding prayer wheels, spinning such a wheel will have much the same meritorious effect as orally reciting the prayers.
Manjushree (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.
Manjushri (1)manjushri is a bodhisattva associated with prajna in Mahayana Buddhism. In Tibetan Buddhism, he is also a yidam.
Mantra (16)A “mantra” is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words in Sanskrit believed by practitioners to have psychological and spiritual powers.
Mantras (4)A “mantra” is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words in Sanskrit believed by practitioners to have psychological and spiritual powers.
Masks (2)Masks are used in Hinduism, Buddhism, and by the tribal groups of the Himalayas. Their primary function is for use in religious and theatrical dance. Tribal groups use masks in shamanistic healing and exorcism rituals.
Master (1)Master is a "teacher, guide, expert, or master" of certain knowledge or field.
Maya Devi (1)Maya Devi is mother of Gautama Buddha.
Medical thangka (1)The Healing Buddha thangka or Medicine Buddha thangka is usually referred to as the doctor of the world. Not only is the Healing Buddha the granter of wishes for perfect health, the Medicine Buddha path of light is one that leads the practitioner to enlightenment.
Meditation (18)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.
Meditation posture (1)Various meditative postures have been used in meditation. Sitting, supine, and standing postures are used.The bodily positions applied during Yoga are found at the Wikipedia page Asana. Most well known in the Buddhist and Hindu traditions, as well as in their modern forms, are the full-lotus, half-lotus, Burmese, and kneeling positions.Meditation can also be practiced while walking, such as kinhin, or doing simple repetitive tasks, as in Zen samu, or work which encourages mindfulness.
Mind (11)The mind is one of the parts of the human body that includes consciousness, perception, thinking, judgment, language, and memory.
The mind holds the power of imagination, recognition, and appreciation.
Mindfulness (1)Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training
Mt.Everest (1)Mt.Everest is the highest peak in the world which is situated in Nepal.
Mudra (2)Mudras are religious and occult signs made with the fingers, as for instance, the various hand gestures of the Buddha depicted in Buddhist art.
They symbolize different aspects of the teachings and are often all that is needed to distinguish one type of Buddha from another.
“Mudra, a Sanskrit word, once meant a seal or its impression, so, when applied to a gesture performed by a priest, it was a guarantee of the efficacy of a rite, rather like the Christian sign for absolution.
Museum (1)A museum is an institution that cares for a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance,
Music (2)Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. The common elements of music are pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture.
Nadi-shodhana (1)Nadi Shodhana, also known as Alternate Nostril Breathing, is a powerful breathing practice with wide reaching benefits.
Namaskara (1)Namaskar is used as a respectful form of greeting, acknowledging and welcoming a relative, guest or stranger. In some contexts, Namaste is used by one person to express gratitude for assistance offered or given and to thank the other person for his or her generous kindness.
Nepal (17)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.
Newar (1)Newar, or Nepami, are the historical inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley and its surrounding areas in Nepal and the creators of its historic heritage and civilisation.
Newari style (1)Newari style is an indigenous style of architecture used by the Newari people in the Kathmandu valley in Nepal. It is a style used in buildings ranging from stupas and chaitya monastery buildings to courtyard structures and distinctive houses. The style is marked by striking brick work and a unique style of wood carving rarely seen outside Nepal. The style has been exported by Nepalese architects including Arniko.
Nirvana (3)Nirvana is the earliest and most common term used to describe the goal of the Buddhist path. The literal meaning is "blowing out" or "quenching." It is the ultimate spiritual goal in Buddhism and marks the soteriological release from rebirths in samsara.
Niyamas (2)Nyamas means positive duties or observances. In Indian traditions, particularly Yoga, niyamas and its complement, Yamas.
Nobel Truth (1)The Four Noble Truths refer to and express the basic orientation of Buddhism in a short expression: we crave and cling to impermanent states and things, which are dukkha, "incapable of satisfying" and painful.
Offering (1)Offerings is a particular subject of Buddhist painting or sculpture, representing items of clothing, weapons or food, and meant as offerings for various deities.
Om (1)Om is a sacred sound and a spiritual icon in Hindu religion. It is also a mantra in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism.
OM MANI PADME HUM (3)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
Om nama shivaya (2)Om Namah Shivaya It is one of the most popular Hindu Mantra and the most important mantra in Shaivism. It is used to worship Lord Shiva.
Opera performance (1)Opera performance is performed in opera. The performance is typically given in an opera house, accompanied by an orchestra or smaller musical ensemble, which since the early 19th century has been led by a conductor.
Padma (1)The Padma is a lotus flower, a common motif in Himalayan art.
Padmasambhava (1)Padmasambhava (Tib.: Guru Rinpoche) is the Indian founder of Tantric Buddhism in Tibet. In the 11th century with the rise of the Revealed Treasure tradition (Tib.: terma) the worship of Padmasambhava took on cult status. Hundreds of new deity forms of Padmasambhava were created representing all aspects of iconography and Tantric activity; peaceful, wrathful, male, female, wealth, power, healing, etc.
Padmasana (3)Padmasana or Lotus position is a cross-legged yoga posture which helps deepen meditation by calming the mind and alleviating various physical ailments.
Pagoda (1)A pagoda is a tiered tower with multiple eaves, built in traditions originating as stupa in historic South Asia and further developed in East Asia or with respect to those traditions, common to Nepal, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka and other parts of Asia.
Pashmina (1)Pashmina is a fine type of Kashmiri wool. The textiles made from it were first woven in Kashmir. Pashmina means "Soft Gold" in Kashmiri.
Pashupatinath (1)The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous and sacred Hindu temple complex that is located on the banks of the Bagmati River, approximately 5 kilometers north-east of Kathmandu in the eastern part of Kathmandu Valley, the capital of Nepal.
Patan (1)Lalitpur Metropolitan City, historically Patan, is the third largest city of Nepal after Kathmandu and Pokhara and it is located in the south-central part of Kathmandu Valley which is a new metropolitan city of Nepal.
Paubhas (2) A Paubha is a painting on silk with embroidery, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala of some sort.
The Paubha is not a flat creation like an oil painting or acrylic painting but consists of a picture panel which is painted or embroidered over which a textile is mounted and then over which is laid a cover, usually silk.
Peace (1)Peace is the concept of harmony and the absence of hostility. In a behavioral sense, peace is a lack of conflict and freedom from fear of violence between individuals and heterogeneous social groups.
Possession (1)Possession is a term for the belief that animals, aliens, demons, extraterrestrials, gods, or spirits can take control of a human body. The concept of spirit possession exists in many religions, including Christianity, Buddhism, Haitian Vodou, Wicca, Hinduism, Islam and Southeast Asian and African traditions.
Prayer flags (2)A prayer flag is a colorful rectangular cloth, often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas. They are used to bless the surrounding countryside and for other purposes. Prayer flags are believed to have originated with Bon, which predated Buddhism in Tibet. In Bon, shamanistic Bonpo used primary-colored plain flags in healing ceremonies in Nepal. They are unknown in other branches of Buddhism. Traditional prayer flags include woodblock-printed text and images.
Prithivi Narayan Shah (1)Prithvi Narayan Shah was the last King of Gorkha Kingdom and the first one of Kingdom of Nepal. He is credited with starting the campaign for a reunification of Nepal.
Prosperity (1)Prosperity is the state of flourishing, thriving, good fortune or successful social status. Prosperity often encompasses wealth but also includes other factors which can be independent of wealth to varying degrees, such as happiness and health.
Pure Relaxation (2)Pure Relaxation is an undisturbed relax. Relaxation is a way of spending time in which you rest and feel comfortable.
Purification (2)purification is the process to purify the personality of the Buddhist practitioner so that all moral and character defilements and defects (kleshas such as anger, ignorance, and lust) are wiped away and Nirvana can be obtained.
Purifying the emotions (1)Purification brings changes to all levels of our being, enabling us to release negativity that we have carried and to form a more intimate relationship.
Quality (1)Quality is a distinctive attribute or characteristic possessed by someone or something.
Questions (1)A question is a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or the request made using such an expression. The information requested is provided in the form of an answer.
Rai (1)The Khambu or Rai are indigenous ethnolinguistic groups of Nepal, the Indian State of Sikkim and Darjeeling Hills. They were Rai meaning king (Rai means King in old Khas kura (Nepali). The Rai belong to the Kirati group or the Kirat confederaticludes Limbu, Sunuwar, Yakkha and Dhimal ethnic groups.
Red Jambhala (1)Red Zambala is the manifestation of Dorje Sempa, the Buddha of Purification. He has two faces and four arms and holds a treasury mongoose on his left hand. His Tibetan name is “Zambhala Mapo “. If you repeat his mantra a lot, you will be protected by him and also gain wealth and you can have a very good life and become famous. Some people believe he is the Hindu God of Wealth Ganesh. Others picture him as having two faces and four arms. He also carries the mongoose in one of his left hands.
Red Zambala (1)Red Zambala is the manifestation of Dorje Sempa, the Buddha of Purification. He has two faces and four arms and holds a treasury mongoose on his left hand. His Tibetan name is “Zambhala Mapo “. If you repeat his mantra a lot, you will be protected by him and also gain wealth and you can have a very good life and become famous. Some people believe he is the Hindu God of Wealth Ganesh. Others picture him as having two faces and four arms. He also carries the mongoose in one of his left hands.
Relaxation (2)Relaxation helps relax your muscles by tensing certain parts of the body, and then releasing the tension in order to feel the muscles relaxing. This technique helps for people with anxiety because they are always tense throughout the day.
Religion (3)Religion is the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.
Rinpoche (2) Rinpoche is an honorific used in Tibetan Buddhism. It literally means "precious one," and is used to address or describe Tibetan lamas and other high-ranking or respected teachers. This honor is generally bestowed on reincarnated lamas, or Tulkus, by default. In other cases, it is earned over time, and often bestowed spontaneously by the teacher's students.
Ritual (1)A ritual "is a sequence of activities involving gestures, words, and objects, performed in a sequestered place, and performed according to set sequence". Rituals may be prescribed by the traditions of a community, including a religious community.
Root tantra (1)root tantra tantras/treatises which explain everything concisely. The root-tantras and their commentaries are practical manuals for all tantric literature and are based upon what is known as the root-tantras. Guhyasamaja-Tantra is the first of the root tantras describing yoga techniques as well as the mandalas, mantras, and rites associated with the propitiation of a particular deity and his retinue.
Sacred (1)Sacred means revered due to sanctity and is generally the state of being perceived by religious individuals as associated with divinity and considered worthy of spiritual respect or devotion; or inspiring awe or reverence among believers
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche (1)Sakyong Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, Jampal Trinley Dradul is the head of the Shambhala lineage and Shambhala, a worldwide network of urban Buddhist meditation centers, retreat centers, monasteries.
Samadhi in mind (2)samadhi leads to enlightenment, while anyone is convinced with samadhi it makes the mind go blank.
Samsara (2)Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means "wandering" or "world", with the connotation of cyclic, circuitous change.
Sand Mandalas (2)Sand Mandalas is a Tibetan Buddhist tradition involving the creation and destruction of mandalas made from colored sand.
Sanskrit (3)Sanskrit is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism; a philosophical language of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Jainism; and a literary language and lingua franca for the educated of ancient and medieval India
Saraswati (1)Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and nature. She is a part of the trinity of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati. All the three forms help the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in the creation, maintenance and destruction of the Universe.
Savior (1)Savio is a person who saves someone or something from danger or difficulty.
Second Nobel Truth (1)The Second Truth, on the other hand, seeks to determine the cause of suffering. In Buddhism, desire and ignorance lie at the root of suffering. By desire, Buddhists refer to craving pleasure, material goods, and immortality, all of which are wants that can never be satisfied.
Seto Machindranath (1)Seto Machindranath, also known as Janabaha Dyo, Aryavalokitesvara, Karunamaya is a deity worshiped by both Hindus and Buddhists in Kathmandu.
Shakyamuni Buddha (2)Shakyamuni Buddha was a spiritual teacher from the Nepal, Lumbini, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.
The word Buddha is a title for the first awakened being in an era.
Shamanism (1)Shamanism is someone who is regarded as having access to, and influence in, the world of benevolent and malevolent spirits, who typically enters into a trance state during a ritual, and practices divination and healing.
Shambhala (2)In Tibetan Buddhist, Shambhala is a mythical kingdom hidden somewhere in Inner Asia.
It is mentioned in various ancient texts, including the Kalachakra Tantra and the ancient texts of the Zhang Zhung culture which predated Tibetan Buddhism in western Tibet.
Shankaracharya (1)Shankaracharya is a commonly used title of heads of monasteries called mathas in the Advaita Vedanta tradition.
Shapes (1)A shape is the form of an object or its external boundary, outline, or external surface, as opposed to other properties such as color, texture or material.
Sharanga (1)Sharanga is the bow of the Hindu God Vishnu. Other weapons of Vishnu include the Sudarshana Chakra, the Narayanastra, the Vaishnavastra, the Kaumodaki mace, Nandaka sword.
Shavasana (1)Shavasana is an asana usually done at the end of a yoga practice in which practitioners lie flat on their backs with the heels spread as wide as the yoga mat and the arms a few inches away from the body, palms facing upwards.
Shikhara (1)Shikhara, a Sanskrit word translating literally to "mountain peak", refers to the rising tower in the Hindu temple architecture of North India, and also often used in Jain temples.
Shiva (4)Shiva is the principal god of the Shaiva Religion of Hinduism. There are many iconographic similarities between Shiva and various Buddhist deities such as Avalokiteshvara and Chakrasamvara.
Shoton festival (1)The Shoton Festival is one of the most popular traditional festivals in Tibet. It celebrates eating yogurt, the Tibetan monks who end their season of meditation, the watching of Tibetan dramatic operas, and Tibetan Buddhism.
Six Elements (1)The concept of the six elements is used notably by Esoteric Buddhism. Esoteric Buddhism maintains that the six elements of Mahavairochana Buddha and those of ordinary people mutually interfuse and that the six elements themselves interpenetrate without obstruction and are always united.
Six realms (2)The Six Realms are a description of conditioned existence, or samsara, into which beings are reborn. In ancient Buddhist cosmology, there are Three Worlds containing a total of thirty-one realms. In Buddhist tradition, the Deva realm is populated by godlike beings.
Sogyal Rinpoche (1)Sogyal Rinpoche is a Tibetan Dzogchen lama of the Nyingma tradition. Before his retirement, in the wake of abuse allegations in 2017, he had been teaching for over 30 years in Europe, America, Australia and Asia.
Solar plexus chakra (1)Your Solar Plexus (Manipura) Chakra is the third Chakra located in your abdomen, above your belly button. It is the energy center responsible for personal power, self-esteem, and confidence.
Space (1)Space is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction
Spain (1)Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures.
Spiritual energy (2)Spiritual energy is the manifestation of divine, pure love and, depending on an individual's religion, that love comes from a deity, deities or an energy that defies description and explanation. It's considered the life force that binds the soul to the body. In this concept, the soul is itself everlasting.
Spiritual growth (1)spiritual growth is to develop higher awareness or to develop higher consciousness. We refer to this ability in the following as awareness or consciousness. Spiritual growth means developing this ability further.
Spirituality (1)Spirituality refers to a religious process of re-formation which "aims to recover the original shape of a man," oriented at "the image of God" as exemplified by the founders and sacred texts of the religions of the world.
Spiritual Leader (1)A person who rules or guides or inspires others. hazan, cantor - the official of a synagogue who conducts the liturgical part of the service and sings or chants the prayers intended to be performed as solos.
Sri Yantra (2)The Sri Yantra or Sri Chakra is a form of a mystical diagram (yantra) used in the Shri Vidya school of Hindu Tantra. It consists of nine interlocking triangles that surround a central point known as a bindu.
Stickers (1)Stickers is an adhesive label or notice, generally printed or illustrated.
Stone arts (1)Stone carving is an activity where pieces of rough natural stone are shaped by the controlled removal of stone. Owing to the permanence of the material, stone work has survived which was created during our prehistory. Stone carving is one of the processes which may be used by an artist when creating a sculpture.
Stress Relief (1)Stress relief involves removing stresses in a material, usually by heating it to a temperature at which it can deform easily. Stress relief involves removing stresses in a material, usually by heating it to a temperature at which it can deform easily.
Stupa (1)The stupa is a Buddhist funerary mound made of stone, a metal or clay reliquary, and a ritual object symbolically representing the mind of complete enlightenment.
Sudra (1)Sudra is a member of the worker caste, lowest of the four Hindu castes.
Suffering (33)Suffering is the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship.
Sun (1)The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is a nearly perfect sphere of hot plasma, with internal convective motion that generates a magnetic field.
Swayambhunath (1)Swayambhunath is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. The Tibetan name for the site means 'Sublime Trees', for the many varieties of trees found on the hill. Also known as the "Monkey Temple" among visitors from abroad, Swayambhunath sits atop its hill, overlooking most parts of the valley
Swyambhunath (1)Swayambhunath is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. The Tibetan name for the site means 'Sublime Trees', for the many varieties of trees found on the hill.
Symbols (1)A symbol is a mark, sign or word that indicates, signifies, or is understood as representing an idea, object, or relationship
Taleju Vawani (1)Taleju Temple inside the Kathmandu Valley are in luck, for there are not one, not two, but three Taleju Temples here. The first is located in Kathmandu Durbar Square, the second in Bhaktapur and the third in Patan Durbar Square.
Tantra (5)Tantra, a belief system which originated in India, practiced by a small number of Hindus and Buddhists. Tantra has become a synonym in the West for unbridled sexuality; however, sexuality per se is only one facet of this elaborate spiritual practice, as a representation of the union of the soul with the Goddess. Rather, this attitude reflects the spiritual vacuum of mainstream Western religions when it comes to sacred sexuality. A deep study of Tantra can take a lifetime, and is not for the undisciplined or the thrill-seeker.
Tantric (3)Tantric is one of the later Hindu or Buddhist scriptures dealing especially with techniques and rituals including meditative and sexual practices; also: the rituals or practices outlined in the tantra.
Tantrism (1)Tantrism, whether Buddhist or Hindu, can best be characterized as practices, a set of techniques, with a strong focus on rituals and meditation, by those who believe that it is a path to liberation that is characterized by both knowledge and freedom.
Tapestry (2)Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven on a vertical loom. Tapestry is weft-faced weaving, in which all the warp threads are hidden in the completed work, unlike cloth weaving where both the warp and the weft threads may be visible
Tattoo (1)A tattoo is a form of body modification where a design is made by inserting ink, dyes and pigments, either indelible or temporary, into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment. The art of making tattoos is tattooing
Tattoo artist (1)A person who is a forming a design is made by inserting ink, dyes, and pigments, either indelible or temporary, into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment are tattoo artist The art of making tattoos is tattooing
Teaching (1)Teaching is the occupation, profession, or work of a teacher.
Techniques (1)Techniques is a way of carrying out a particular task, especially the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure.
Temple (3)A temple is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual rituals and activities such as prayer and sacrifice.
Thangka (10)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.
Thangkas (5)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.
The Deed of promise (1)A deed is a special type of binding promise or commitment to do something. Therefore, people use a deed when substantial interests are at stake.
The Eightfold Path (3)The Noble Eightfold Path is an early summary of the path of Buddhist practices leading to liberation from samsara, the painful cycle of rebirth.
The Four Dignities (1)The Four Dignities These four animals: the Garuda, the Sky Dragon, the Snow Lion, and the Tiger, are seen in the corners of many Tibetan prayer flags.
The Immutable (1)The Immutable is unchanging over time or unable to be changed.
The Middle Path (1)In this sutta, the Buddha describes the Noble Eightfold Path as the middle way of moderation, between the extremes of sensual indulgence and self-mortification: Monks, these two extremes ought not to be practiced by one who has gone forth from the household life.
The Three Warnings (1)In Buddhism, the three marks of existence are three characteristics of all existence and beings, namely impermanence, unsatisfactoriness or suffering, and non-self.
The twelve interdependent (1)The Twelve interdependent is a doctrine of Buddhism where each link is asserted as a primary causal relationship between the connected links.
The Wheel of Existence (1)The wheel of life represents the Buddhist view of the universe. To Buddhists, existence is a cycle of life, death, rebirth, and suffering that they seek to escape altogether.
The wheel of life (1)The wheel of life represents the Buddhist view of the universe. To Buddhists, existence is a cycle of life, death, rebirth, and suffering that they seek to escape altogether.
The wheel of sufferings (2)The wheel of sufferings is 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.
Third eye (1)Third Eye the ‘eye of insight’ in the forehead of an image of a deity, especially a god Shiva.
Third eye chakra (1) Third Chakra located in your abdomen, above your belly button. It is the energy center responsible for personal power, self-esteem and confidence.
Third Noble Truth (1)The third Noble Truth is the realisation that there is a cure. The fourth Noble Truth, in which the Buddha set out the Eightfold Path, is the prescription, the way to achieve a release from suffering.
Thoughts (1)Thought is an idea or opinion produced by thinking or occurring suddenly in the mind.
Thrangu Rinpoche (1)Thrangu Rinpoche was born in 1933 in Kham, Tibet. He is deemed to be a prominent tulku in the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, the ninth reincarnation in his particular line.
Threefold Craving (1)It is an important concept in Buddhism, referring to "thirst, desire, longing, greed", either physical or mental. It is typically translated as craving and is of three types: kama-taṇha (craving for sensual pleasures), bhava-taṇha (craving for existence), and vibhava-taṇha (craving for non-existence).
Three Poisons (1)The three poisons, in Buddhism, refer to the three root kleshas of Moha (delusion, confusion), Raga (greed, sensual attachment), and Dvesha (aversion, ill will).
Throat chakra (1)The Throat Chakra is the fifth chakra and it is the first of the higher or spiritual chakras on the "chakra ladder".
Tibet (6)Tibet is a historical region covering much of the Tibetan Plateau in Central Asia. It is the homeland of Tibetan people.
Tibetan (5)Tibetan is adjectives that point to the Tibet Culture, tradition, language etc
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.
Tibetan medicine (1)Tibetan medicine is also known as Sowa-Rigpa medicine, is a centuries-old traditional medical system that employs a complex approach to diagnosis, incorporating techniques such as pulse analysis and urinalysis, and utilizes behavior and dietary modification, medicines composed of natural materials.
Time (1)Time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.
Tool (1)Tool is a device or implement, especially one held in the hand, used to carry out a particular function.
Traditional (2)A tradition is a belief or behavior passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past.
Transcendental Meditation (1)Transcendental Meditation is a technique for detaching oneself from anxiety and promoting harmony and self-realization by meditation, repetition of a mantra, and other yogic practices.
Travelling Buddha (1) He is one of the Buddhas of the five families. He is the Buddha of the Ratna family and is usually depicted as yellow in color and holding a jewel.
Tribal groups (1)A tribe is viewed developmentally, economically and historically as a social group existing outside of or before the development of states. A tribe is a group of distinct people who are dependent on their land for their livelihood, largely self-sufficient and not integrated into the national society.
Troy Denning (1)Troy Denning is a fantasy and science fiction author and game designer who has written more than two dozen novels
Tsongkhapa (1)Tsongkhapa is usually taken to mean "the Man from Onion Valley", born in Qinghai, was a famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism whose activities led to the formation of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. He is also known by his ordained name Losang Drakpa or simply as "Je Rinpoche". He was the son of a Tibetan Longben Tribal leader who also once served as an official of the Yuan Dynasty of China
UNESCO (1)The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation is a specialized agency of the United Nations based in Paris
Vairochana (1)Vairochana is a celestial Buddha who is often interpreted, in texts like the Flower Garland Sutra, as the Dharma Body of the historical Buddha.
Vajra (6)Vajra is a ritual scepter symbolizing compassion and skillful means, and also a symbol of indestructibility. In tantric rituals, the vajra is the necessary counterpart of the bell, which symbolizes the wisdom of emptiness.
Vajra and bell are a set where both have the same number of spokes. Their number varies from one to one thousand, yet the most commonly known are the five-spoked ones called "Samaya vajra and bell" and the nine spoked called "wisdom vajra and bells". The size of the vajra can vary from 4 inches to twenty, and the bell should be in proportion.
Vajravarahi (1)Vajravarahi is a wrathful form of Vajrayogini associated particularly with the Cakrasamvara Tantra, where she is paired in yab-yum with the Heruka Cakrasamvara.
Vedic period (2)The Vedic period or Vedic age is the period in the history of the Indian subcontinent intervening between the end of the urban Indus Valley Civilization, and a second urbanisation which began in c. 600 BCE.
Veena (1)The veena, comprises a family of chordophone instruments of the Indian subcontinent. Ancient musical instruments evolved into many variations, such as lutes, zithers and arched harps.
Veganism (1)Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. A follower of either the diet or the philosophy is known as a vegan
Vipassana (1)Vipassana in the Buddhist tradition means insight into the true nature of reality. In the Theravada tradition this specifically refers to insight into the three marks of existence.
Vishnu (1)Vishnu is one of the principal deities of Hinduism, and the Supreme Being in its Vaishnavism tradition. Vishnu is the "preserver" in the Hindu trinity (Trimurti) that includes Brahma and Shiva.
Water (2)Water is a transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical substance that is the main constituent of Earth's streams, lakes, and oceans, and the fluids of most living organisms.
Wheel of Life (20) Wheel of Life is a traditional representation of the samsaric cycle of existence. Also translated as wheel of existence or wheel of cyclic existence.
White Jambhala (2)White Jambhala is a Wealth Deity the emanation of Avalokiteshvara with one face and two hands he holds in the right a stick of gold. A katvanga staff rests against the left shoulder. Wrathful in appearance with the hair flowing upward like flames he is adorned with jewel ornaments and silks of various colors, riding on the back of a green dragon - sporting amongst the clouds.
White Zambala (1)White Jambhala is a Wealth Deity. H is an emanation of Avalokiteshvara.
With one face and two hands he holds in the right a stick of gold. A katvanga staff rests against the left shoulder. Wrathful in appearance with the hair flowing upward like flames he is adorned with jewel ornaments and silks of various colors, riding on the back of a green dragon - sporting amongst the clouds.White Jambhala also know as Kubera in the Hindu pantheon is the bestower of wealth. White Dzambhala is born from the right eye of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva.
Whochen Choyaling Monastery (1)Oesel Choyaling Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Bhutan. It is located in the village of Rangjung, on the left bank of the Gamri Chhu, approximately 16 kilometers from Trashigang. The monastery was built in 1990 by Garab Rinpoche. Austrian influence in the area has also funded a hydroelectric plant.
Wisdom (4)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.
Wodden masks (1)wooden masks are used in Hinduism, Buddhism, and by the tribal groups of the Himalayas. Their primary function is for use in religious and theatrical dance. Tribal groups use masks in shamanistic healing and exorcism rituals.
Wood (2)Wood is the hard fibrous material that forms the main substance of the trunk or branches of a tree or shrub, used for fuel or timber.
Worldly Protector (1)Worldly Protector is a Buddhist term used to differentiate between different types of protector deities; the guardian kings of the four main directions, the ten protectors of the eight directions, above and below, along with regional and mountain deities.
Worship (21)Worship is the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity.
Writer (1)A writer is a person who uses written words in various styles and techniques to communicate their ideas.
Yamantaka (1)Yamantaka literally means 'The Destroyer of Yama, the Lord of Death', is a wrathful form of Manjushri.
Yamas (1)Yamas and its complement, Niyamas, represent a series of "right living" or ethical rules within Hinduism and Yoga. It means “reining in” or “control.” These are restraints for Proper Conduct as given in the Holy Veda. They are a form of moral imperatives, commandments, rules or goals.
Yamraj (1)Yamraj is is a god of death, the south direction, and the underworld, belonging to an early stratum of Rigvedic Hindu deities.
Yantra (1)Yantra is a mystical diagram, mainly from the Tantric traditions of the Indian religions. They are used for the worship of deities in temples or at home; as an aid in meditation; used for the benefits given by their supposed occult powers based on Hindu astrology and tantric texts.
Yellow Jambhala (1)The Yellow Zambala is considered the most popular and powerful of the Wealth Gods. Yellow Zambala is the manifestation of Buddha Ratnasambhava. He is protecting the dharma and if anyone chants his name, he will come and help this person. If you have trouble with finance or anything, you can repeat his mantra and he will come and help. But you must have compassion and practice Buddhism properly to receive his blessings. You can also gain wealth, wisdom, intelligence and attain Buddhahood. Yellow Zambala is sitting on a lotus, sun and moon disk. He holds a mongoose in his left hand and from its mouth spews forth precious jewels.
Yellow Zambala (1)The Yellow Zambala is considered the most popular and powerful of the Wealth Gods. Yellow Zambala is the manifestation of Buddha Ratnasambhava. He is protecting the dharma and if anyone chants his name, he will come and help this person. If you have trouble with finance or anything, you can repeat his mantra and he will come and help. But you must have compassion and practice Buddhism properly to receive his blessings. You can also gain wealth, wisdom, intelligence and attain Buddhahood. Yellow Zambala is sitting on a lotus, sun and moon disk. He holds a mongoose in his left hand and from its mouth spews forth precious jewels.
Yoga (5)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.
Yoga masters (1)Yoga masters is a person who is expert in yoga and teaches to other people.
Yogurt festival (1)The Sho Dun Festival commonly known as the Yogurt Festival is an annual festival held at Norbulingka or "Jewel Park" palace in Lhasa, Tibet.
The festival is celebrated in the summer, from the 15th to the 24th of the 5th lunar month - usually about the middle of August, after a month's retreat by the monks who stay within their monasteries to avoid walking on the emerging summer insects and killing them.
You Are What You Think (1)You Are What You Think was said by Buddha. Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. “The mind is everything. What you think, you become,” Buddha taught. You’ve heard high-minded quotes like these all your life. Now science has caught up. We can finally quantify and track how beliefs can shape outcomes.