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.
Abode of the gods (1)The worlds between Bhuloka and Goloka are to be known in detail for understanding paths of pravrutti and Nivrutti. The ultimate seventh world or abode of God called as Brahmaloka is in the top most position in the external space. The journey towards it is Nivrutti.
Acharya (2)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.
Adi-Parashakti (3)Durga is known as Adi parashakti which means is the Supreme Being goddess in the Shaktism sect of Hinduism. She is also popularly referred to as "Parama Shakti", "Maha Shakti", "Mahadevi", "Mahaparvati", or even simply as "Shakti".
Adi Buddha (2)In Vajrayana Buddhism, the ādibuddha is the "First Buddha" or the "Primordial Buddha." The term reemerges in tantric literature, most prominently in the Kalachakra.
Alignment (5)It is the process of arrangement in a straight line or incorrect relative positions.
Alive (13)Alive is the state of not dead. Alive means hopes of finding some crieteria where you feel like you are in paradise due to some externat force like nature, love etc.
Altar (3)A raised flat surface for the purpose of offering up sacrifice as part of a religious activity. The word is sometimes used in Hinduism and occasionally with reference to Buddhism.
Amatishu (1)Amatishu is Buddha Amitabha Buddha which means boundless light and boundless life.
Amitabha (24)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 (9)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.
Amitabha Buddha Thangka (1)Amitabha, the "Buddha of Infinite Light," personifies the transmutation of passion into all-encompassing luminous awareness. He is known as the King of All Dharmas.
Amitabha Buddha is red in color.
Amitayus (4)Amitayus is a Buddhist deity who is a very popular meditational deity in Vajrayana Buddhism. He belongs to the important and popular set known as the Long-life Deities.
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.
Anger (28)Anger is an emotion. It involves a strong uncomfortable and hostile response to a perceived provocation, hurt or threat.
Anima (2)Anima is power to assimilate oneself with an atom.
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 (3)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 (18)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.
Annapurna (2)Annapurna (Sanskrit, Nepali, Newar: अन्नपूर्णा) is a massif in the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes one peak over 8,000 metres (26,000 ft), thirteen peaks over 7,000 metres (23,000 ft), and sixteen more over 6,000 metres (20,000 ft).The entire massif and surrounding area are protected within the 7,629 square kilometres (2,946 sq mi) Annapurna Conservation Area, the first and largest conservation area in Nepal.
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 (8)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.
Arhat (6)Buddhist saints representing the earliest followers of the Buddha, always found in a group of sixteen, they are often painted on cloth, murals, and constructed of metal, stone, and wood. In China, they are called Lohan and are commonly referred to as a group of eighteen or five hundred.
Art (34)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.
Articles (1)The article is a piece of writing included with others in a newspaper, magazine, or other publication.
Asana (13)Asana is a "steady and comfortable posture", referring specifically to the seated, meditative postures used for meditation practices.
Ashoka (3)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.
Asian art (4)Buddhist Art is Asian art which evolved in a historical period of Gautama Buddha in the 6th to 5th century BCE, before evolving through its contact with other cultures and its diffusion through the rest of Asia and the world.
Aside (9)Aside is define as to one side or out of the way.
Astamahabhaya Tara (1)Astamahabhaya Tara is one of the types of White Tara. She sits in the Ardhaparyahka attitude and is surrounded by ten goddesses originating from the ten syllables of the Tara mantra: Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha.
Astronomy (2)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 (4)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 (10)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.
Avyakta (1)Avyakta is that which is unperceived, indiscrete.
Awakening (11)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 (4)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 (10)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 (2)In religion, Benediction is a blessing is the infusion of something with holiness, spiritual redemption, or divine will.
Bhaktapur (3)Bhaktapur literally translates to Place of devotees. Also known as Khwopa, it is an ancient Newa city in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, about 8 miles from the capital city, Kathmandu.
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 (3)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 (10)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 (2)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 (2)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 Mahakala Thangka (1)Black Mahakala is the wrathful deity and protector of the Buddhism Dharma.
He is among the one of the great Dharmasalas and His furious presence will keep the evil forces away.
He is also regarded as the emanation of different beings in different cases, namely Avalokitesvara or Cakrasamvara.
In Tibetan iconography, he is usually black, although he appears in other colors as well.
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 (7)In religion, a blessing is the infusion of something with holiness, spiritual redemption, or divine will.
Bodhisattva (30)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 (56)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.
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.
Broad Peak (1)Broad Peak is part of the Gasherbrum massif in Baltistan on the border of Pakistan and China. It is located in the Karakoram mountain range about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from K2. It has a summit over 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) long, thus "Broad Peak". The mountain has several summits: Broad Peak (8051 m), Rocky Summit (8028 m), Broad Peak Central (8011 m), Broad Peak North (7490 m), and Kharut Kangri (6942 m).
Brocade (7)Silk textiles of Indian or Chinese origin, often with elaborate design, used to frame the borders of cloth paintings.
Buddha (109)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 (29)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.
Buddha thangka (2)Buddha Thangka tag represents all traditional Hand Painted Thangka of Buddha.
The Buddha was the founder of Buddhism, one of the major religions and philosophical systems of southern and eastern Asia and of the world.
Buddhism (116)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 (64)The people who follow the Buddhism are called Buddhist. Goutam Buddha is the founder of Buddhism. Buddhism emphasis Loves, peace and freedom.
Buddhist meditation (10)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 teachings (9)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
Buttermilk (3)Buttermilk is a dairy drink. Originally, buttermilk was the liquid left behind after churning butter out of cultured cream. This type of buttermilk is now specifically referred to as traditional buttermilk and the fermented dairy product is known as cultured buttermilk.
Butter Sculpture (1)Molded into a variety of shapes and intricately colored, they can stand 10 to 15 feet tall, and serve as elaborate ritual food offerings during religious and harvest festivals. The most elaborate of these are found in Amdo, northeastern Tibet.
Canvas (9)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 (15)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 (4)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 (6)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.
Chenrezig thangka painting (1)Chenrezig is the Buddha of Infinite Compassion, is the embodiment of these virtuous qualities like love, compassion, wisdom.
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 (19)China is a populous nation in East Asia whose vast landscape encompasses grassland, desert, mountains, lakes, rivers and more than 14,000km of coastline.
Cho Oyu (1)Cho Oyu (Nepali: चोयु; Tibetan: ཇོ་བོ་དབུ་ཡ) is the sixth highest mountain in the world at 8,188 metres (26,864 ft) above sea level. Cho Oyu means "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan. The mountain is the westernmost major peak of the Khumbu sub-section of the Mahalangur Himalaya 20 km west of Mount Everest. The mountain stands on the China-Nepal border.
Chorten (2)Chorten is a Tibetan word which is a Buddhist funerary mound made of stone, a metal or clay reliquary, and a ritual object symbolically representing the mind of complete enlightenment.
Choying Dorje (1)Choying Dorje, 10th Karmapa (1604-1674) is a famous painter and sculptor influenced by Chinese styles of the time. Examples of his work exist today.
Concentrations (7)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 (6)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.
Consecration (7)Consecration. Consecration is the solemn dedication to a special purpose or service, usually religious. Images of the Buddha and bodhisattvas are ceremonially consecrated in a broad range of Buddhist rituals that vary depending on the Buddhist traditions.
Consiousness (3)Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself.
Construction (9)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 (6)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 (4)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 (23)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 (4)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.
Dakini (8) Dakani is female spirits, witches, and deities.
Dalai Lama (23)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”.
Dalai Lama (17)The Dalai Lama tradition belongs to a system of recognised re-embodiments. Today, the current Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso is the fourteenth in the line. Since the mid-seventeenth century the Dalai Lamas have ruled over Tibet.
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.
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 (2)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 (4)Dharana is mental effort involved in selecting one object out of many for concentration.
Dharmapala (5)Dharmapala is Buddhist protectors, deities that are entrusted with the role of protection for both the religion and the followers. There are two classes,  enlightened protectors (jnanapala) and  worldly protectors (lokapala).
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 (4)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.
Dhaulagiri (1)The Dhaulagiri massif in Nepal extends 120 km (70 mi) from the Kaligandaki River west to the Bheri. This massif is bounded on the north and southwest by tributaries of the Bheri River and on the southeast by Myagdi Khola. Dhaulagiri I is the seventh highest mountain in the world at 8,167 metres (26,795 ft) above sea level, and the highest mountain within the borders of a single country (Nepal).
Dhyana (3)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.
Distemper paints (1)Distemper is a decorative paint and a historical medium for painting pictures, and contrasted with tempera. The binder may be glues of vegetable or animal origin (excluding egg).
Donor (2)The donor is an individual, family, or group of people responsible for commissioning an artwork. It is common in Nepalese and Tibetan paintings to find the donors of the painting depicted at the bottom right or left corner of a painting.
Dunhuang (1)Dunhuang is a location in Western China famous for cave temples, murals, Buddhist images and rare texts dating back to the 8th century
Durbar Square (1)Durbar Square is the generic name used to describe plazas and areas opposite the old royal palaces in Nepal. It consists of temples, idols, open courts, water fountains and more.
Durgamasur (1)Durga is the original manifested form of Mother Parvati or Adi-Parashakti. The meaning of Durga is “the inaccessible” or “the invincible”, is the most popular incarnation of Devi and one of the main forms of the Goddess Shakti in the Hindu pantheon.
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 (2)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 (18)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.
Enlightenment (33)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 (7)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.
Everest (3)Mount Everest, known in Nepali as Sagarmatha (सगरमाथा) and in Tibetan as Chomolungma (ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ), is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. The international border between Nepal (Province No. 1) and China (Tibet Autonomous Region) runs across its summit point.
Fire (18)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
Formation (4)The formation is the action of forming or process of being formed.
Forms (40)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.
French (2)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.
Fresco (1)Fresco is a word sometimes used to describe the murals of the Himalayan regions.
Fresco is a technique of mural painting executed upon freshly laid or wet lime plaster. Water is used as the vehicle for the dry-powder pigment to merge with the plaster, and with the setting of the plaster, the painting becomes an integral part of the wall.
Garanas (1)Garanas is a former municipality in the district of Deutschlandsberg in the Austrian state of Styria. Since the 2015 Styria municipal structural reform, it is part of the municipality.
Garima (1)Garima is power to be as heavy as anything.
Gasherbrum I (1)Gasherbrum I (Urdu: گاشر برم -1; simplified Chinese: 加舒尔布鲁木I峰; traditional Chinese: 加舒爾布魯木I峰; pinyin: Jiāshūěrbùlǔmù I Fēng), surveyed as K5 and also known as Hidden Peak, is the 11th highest mountain in the world at 8,080 metres (26,510 ft) above sea level. It is located on the Pakistani–Chinese border in Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan and Xinjiang region of China.
Gasherbrum II (1)Gasherbrum II (Urdu: گاشر برم -2); surveyed as K4, is the 13th highest mountain in the world at 8,035 metres (26,362 ft) above sea level. It is the third-highest peak of the Gasherbrum massif, and is located in the Karakoram, on the border between Gilgit–Baltistan province, Pakistan, and Xinjiang, China. The mountain was first climbed on July 7, 1956, by an Austrian expedition which included Fritz Moravec, Josef Larch, and Hans Willenpart.
Gesso (4)Gesso is a white paint mixture consisting of a binder mixed with chalk, gypsum, pigment, or any combination of these. It is used in artwork as a preparation for any number of substrates such as wood panels, canvas and sculpture as a base for paint and other materials that are applied over it.
Goddesses (19)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 (4)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 (7)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 (24)God is conceived of as the Supreme Being and the principal object of faith.
Gorkha (1)Gorkha is the birthplace of King Prithvi Narayan Shah. Gorkha is located in Nepal.
Gorkhali (1)The Gorkhali are the soldiers of Nepalese nationality recruited in the British Army, Nepalese Army, Indian Army, Gurkha Contingent Singapore, Gurkha Reserve Unit Brunei, UN Peace Keeping force, and war zones around the world. Historically, the terms "Gurkha" and "Gorkhali" were synonymous with "Nepali", which originates from the hill principality of the Gorkha Kingdom from which the Kingdom of Nepal expanded under Prithvi Narayan Shah.
Green Jambhala (2)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 (11)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 Tara Thangka (2)Green Tara is the most famous female Buddha manifestation of enlightenment, symbolizing all the Buddha's enlightened activity.
According to Buddhist tradition, Tara was born out of the tears of compassion of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara.
in the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon. She is also known as ‘Mother of all Buddhas’ and is regarded as the female manifestation of active compassion.
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
Ground (25)The ground is the primary paint layer applied to the canvas or cotton cloth of a painting.
Guanyin (2)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 (2)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.
Guru (21)Guru is the religious teacher or preceptor in South Asia. For Vajrayana Buddhism, the term is specifically used for a Tantric teacher. The titles of Acharya or kalyanamitra are used for Sutrayana, or ordinary, religious teachers.
Handcrafts (1)Handcrafts are those which are made skilfully by hand.
Handicrafts (3)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 (6)Hatha Yoga is the system of Yoga for care of the body; physical Yoga.
Healing (13)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 (2)The power to restore biotic organisms to their optimal health. Sub-power of Biological Manipulation and Health Manipulation.
Health (22)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.
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.
Himalaya (13)Himalaya 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 (13)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 (2)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 (27)Hindu refers to any person who regards themselves as culturally, ethnically, or religiously adhering to aspects of Hinduism.
Hinduism (18)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.
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.
Iconography (6)Iconography is the study and identification of portraits, along with the subject matter of an artwork.
Iconometry (1)Iconometry is the geometric rules, drawing guides and measurements used in the creation of correctly proportioned figures in Himalayan art.
Impermanence (2)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 (45)India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline.
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.
K2 (1)K2 is the second highest mountain in the world, after Mount Everest at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft). It is located on the China–Pakistan border between Baltistan in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China.
Kabru (1)Kabru is a mountain in the Himalayas on the border of eastern Nepal and India. It is part of a ridge that extends south from Kangchenjunga and is the southernmost 7,000 metres (23,000 ft) peak in the world.
Kalachakra (10)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.
Kalachakra Thangka (1)Kalachakra is called as Pal Du Kyi Kor Lo in Tibetan. Kalachakra is a non-dual Tantra retrieved from the hidden kingdom of Shambala. kalachakra is semi wrathful in appearance, blue in color, he has four faces, twenty-four hands, and two legs. The main face is blue, right red left white and the back face is yellow.
Kamet (1)Kamet (Hindi: कामेत) is the second highest mountain in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, after Nanda Devi. It lies in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. Its appearance resembles a giant pyramid topped by a flat summit area with two peaks.
Kanchenjunga (1)Kangchenjunga, also spelled Kanchenjunga, is the third highest mountain in the world. It lies between Nepal and Sikkim, India, with three of the five peaks (Main, Central and South) directly on the border, and the remaining two (West and Kangbachen) in Nepal's Taplejung District.
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'
King Songtsen Gampo (3)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.
Kshatriya (2)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.
Kubera (1)Kubera is referring to a wealth god, a proper name used in old Indian texts for Vaishravana, the guardian king of the north. The name Kubera is also used for various attendant figures found in the mandalas of Vaishravana, Jambhala, Vasundhara, and others. The word Kubera is almost never found in Tibetan language texts.
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.
Kurkuall Thangka (1)Kurukulla is a dancing red Tara called as Rigjyedm in Tibet. She is semi-wrathful red dakini. Kurukulla is the goddess of wealth. She is also worshipped by unhappy lovers. She is believed to be successful in bewitching men. Women, ministers, and kings.
Kurukulla (3)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 (4)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 (12)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
Lhotse (1)Lhotse (Nepali: ल्होत्से L'hōtsē [loːtsi]; Tibetan: ལྷོ་རྩེ, lho rtse) is the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8,516 metres (27,940 ft), after Mount Everest, K2, and Kangchenjunga. Part of the Everest massif, Lhotse is connected to the latter peak via the South Col. Lhotse means “South Peak” in Tibetan.
Lokesvara (2)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 (42)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 (35)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.
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.
Makalu (1)Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,485 metres (27,838 ft). It is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas 19 km (12 mi) southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and Tibet, China. One of the eight-thousanders, Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid.
Makara (2)Makara is a mythical sea creature having a snout like an elephant and the body like an alligator.
Mala (3)Mala is a string of beads used for counting prayers, mantras or dharanis.
Malla (2)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.
Manaslu (1)Manaslu (Nepali: मनास्लु, also known as Kutang) is the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 metres (26,781 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal. Its name, which means "mountain of the spirit", comes from the Sanskrit word manasa, meaning "intellect" or "soul".
Mandala (40)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 (20)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 (2)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 (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.
Manjushri (11)manjushri is a bodhisattva associated with prajna in Mahayana Buddhism. In Tibetan Buddhism, he is also a yidam.
Manjushri Thangka painting (2) Manjushri is one of the most important iconic figures in Mahayana Buddhism and is known as the Bodhisattva of Great Wisdom. Manjushri is considered as a fully enlightened Bodhisattva and is greatly respected and worshipped as a “ Meditational Deity ”.
Masks (6)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 (36)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.
Medicine Buddha Thangka (2)Medicine Buddha can support a person overcoming illness or facing death. Medicine Buddha is also efficacious in healing and helping one to accomplish one's goals.
Meditation (63)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 (60)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 (2)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
Mudra (16)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.
Nadi-shodhana (1)Nadi Shodhana, also known as Alternate Nostril Breathing, is a powerful breathing practice with wide reaching benefits.
Naga (2)Naga is mythical serpentine creature appearing as human or snake, or both together with a human torso above and a coiled snakes tail below. They inhabit the regions beneath the earth and the oceans.
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.
Nanda Devi (1)Nanda Devi (Hindi: नन्दा देवी) is the second highest mountain in India, and the highest located entirely within the country. (Kangchenjunga, which is higher, is on the border of India and Nepal.) It is the 23rd-highest peak in the world. It was considered the highest mountain in the world before computations in 1808 proved Dhaulagiri to be higher.
Nanga Parbat (1)Nanga Parbat (Urdu: نانگا پربت [naːŋɡaː pərbət̪]), locally known as Diamer (دیامر), is the ninth highest mountain in the world at 8,126 metres (26,660 ft) above sea level. Located in the Diamer District of Pakistan’s Gilgit Baltistan region, Nanga Parbat is the western anchor of the Himalayas. The name Nanga Parbat is derived from the Sanskrit words nagna and parvata which together mean "Naked Mountain".
Nepal (44)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.
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 (8)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 (9)Offerings is a particular subject of Buddhist painting or sculpture, representing items of clothing, weapons or food, and meant as offerings for various deities.
Offerings (5)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 (14)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 (5)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.
Padmasambhava (14)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 (7)Padmasana or Lotus position is a cross-legged yoga posture which helps deepen meditation by calming the mind and alleviating various physical ailments.
Pagoda (2)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.
Painting (27)Painting is the action or skill of using paint, either in a picture or as decoration.
Painting medium (1)Different types of paint are usually identified by the medium that the pigment is suspended or embedded in, which determines the general working characteristics of the paint, such as viscosity, miscibility, solubility, drying time, etc.
Paintings (20)Paintings are the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or another medium to a solid surface.
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 (2)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.
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 (14)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 (6)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 (4)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 (11)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 (11)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.
Rai (2)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 (2)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 (11)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 (20)Religion is the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.
Rinpoche (19) 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 (21)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 (27)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
Saga Dawa (2)Saga Dawa an auspicious month for the Buddhists with prayers held throughout the month in various monasteries. On the full moon of this 4th month of the Tibetan calendar is the main celebration.
It is believed that on this day the Buddha was born, attained Enlightenment and achieved nirvana.
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.
Sanskrit (29)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 (5)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 (3)Savio is a person who saves someone or something from danger or difficulty.
Scroll paintings (3)Scroll painting usually refers to a painting on a scroll in Asian traditions, distinguishing between handscroll, such a painting in horizontal format
and hanging scroll, such a painting in vertical format.
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.
Shaiva (1)Shaiva is a religion of India (Hindu) that holds the god Shiva in highest reverence. He is typically portrayed in a benevolent form, as a white or ashen-skinned yogi, with the hair in a topknot and a trident (trishula) stuck in the ground at the side. In his malevolent form, he is known as Bhairava, dark colored, rakshasa-like, fearsome looking and often with many heads and arms.
Shakyamuni Buddha Thangka (1)Shakyamuni Buddha was born more than 2500 years ago in Lumbini, Nepal. He was called Siddhartha Gautama by his father, King Suddhodana, and mother, Queen Mayadevi. At the age of 29, he renounced the luxury of his royal heritage to take up the life of a religious wanderer.
Shamanism (2)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 (3)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.
Shavasana (3)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.
Shishapangma (1)Shishapangma, also called Gosainthān, is the 14th highest mountain in the world at 8,027 metres (26,335 ft) above sea level. It was the last 8,000 metre peak to be climbed, due to its location entirely within Tibet and the restrictions on visits by foreign travelers to the region imposed by authorities of the Government of China and of the Tibet Autonomous Region.
Shiva (18)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 (2)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 (4)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.
Spiritual energy (4)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 (5)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 (4)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 (4)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 (3)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.
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.
Swastika (1)The swastika is meaning auspicious in the Sanskrit language. When turning to the left it is the principal religious symbol of the Bon and Jain religions. For the Bon, a right turning swastika has no meaning. Several Bon historical figures and deities hold a single swastika or a double swastika scepter. For the Buddhists, it is a decorative element occasionally having a more specific meaning within a localized Tantric context.
Swayambhunath (2)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 (3)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 (13)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 (28)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.
Tantra (21)Tantra is a meaning continuum, a genre of Hindu and Buddhist religious literature.
Tantric (28)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 (3)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 (5)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
Tathagata (7)Tathagata is a general term of respect for all Buddhas, having gone, passed beyond cyclic existence.
Tattoo (3)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 (33)Teaching is the occupation, profession, or work of a teacher.
Textile (1)Textile is a collection of Applique, Brocade, Kesi, Woven (weaving), Embroidery.
Thangka (35)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.
Thangka art (4)Thangka art is the traditional way to handpainted Buddhist related art. Thangka art is so religious and precious.
Thangka Paintings (7)Thangka Paintings are traditional and religious art originated from Tibet.
Cotton canvas is used to represent different deities with or without manifestation by using mineral color pigment, stones color, gold etc.
Thangkas (20)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 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 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 (5)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 (12)Thought is an idea or opinion produced by thinking or occurring suddenly in the mind.
Thrangu Rinpoche (2)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 (4)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 (2)The Throat Chakra is the fifth chakra and it is the first of the higher or spiritual chakras on the "chakra ladder".
Tibetan artists (11)For more than a thousand years, Tibetan artists have played a key role in the cultural life of Tibet. From designs for painted furniture to elaborate murals in religious buildings, their efforts have permeated virtually every facet of life on the Tibetan plateau.
Tibetan Buddhism (32)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 Buddhism (22)Tibetan Buddhism is a term commonly used to refer to all forms of Tantric Buddhism of the Himalayas, Central Asia, Mongolia, Siberia, etc.
Tibetan medicine (7)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.
Tibeto-Burman (1)The Tibeto-Burman languages are the non-Sinitic members of the Sino-Tibetan language family, over 400 of which are spoken throughout the highlands of Southeast Asia as well as certain parts of East Asia and South Asia.
Time (61)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 (7)Tool is a device or implement, especially one held in the hand, used to carry out a particular function.
Traditional (27)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.
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.
Tsongkhapa (9)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
Urna (1)Urna is the small dot on the forehead of the Buddha, actually a white hair tuft, and one of the 32 major marks of a Buddha.
Vaidurya (1)Vaidurya is the Sanskrit word for a type of precious or semi-precious stone, commonly used with reference to lapis lazuli, blue sapphire, or blue beryl. Vaidurya is also the name of several titles composed by Desi Sanggye Gyatso in the 17th century.
Vairochana (3)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 (25)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.
Vajra (19)Vajra (Tibetan: dor je. English: the best stone) is the from the Vedic literature, the scepter of the Hindu god Indra namely a lightning bolt, from the Puranic literature, a weapon made from the bones of a rishi, and a word representing Tantric Buddhism - Vajrayana. As a Buddhist scepter, it is a small object made of metal generally having five or nine prongs at each end that bend inward to form two rounded shapes. As a ritual object it is usually accompanied by a bell with a half vajra handle
Vajrakilaya Thangka (1)Vajrakilaya is one of the most popular deities who is known for clearing the obstacles. Guru Rinpoche achieved enlightenment through practicing Yangdag Heruka but he first practiced Vajrakilaya to clean or to clear the obstacles, and then, through that, he practiced the rest and then achieved whatever he wanted to achieve.
Vajrapani Thangka (1)Vajrapani is the protector and guide of Gautama Buddha and rose to symbolize the Buddha's power. Vajrapani Thangka is used to gain focus in meditation.
Vajrapani is depicted in the warrior's pose, with one leg bent and the other outstretched.
In his right hand, held aloft, he brandishes a vajra, representing his diamond-like motivation and impetus to accomplishment.
His left hand holds a lasso, with which he binds the demons of delusion. He has three eyes, symbolizing his knowledge of past, present, and future.
He wears a crown adorned with five human skulls, representing his transformation of the five poisons into the five transcendent pearls of wisdom, as well as his purification of the five aggregates.
Around his neck is a garland of serpents, a reminder of his aspect as protector of the nagas.
He is clothed in a tiger-skin and is surrounded by the blazing fire of exalted wisdom which consumes all neurotic states.
Vajravarahi (3)Vajravarahi is a wrathful form of Vajrayogini associated particularly with the Cakrasamvara Tantra, where she is paired in yab-yum with the Heruka Cakrasamvara.
Vajrayana (14)Vajrayana is Tantric Buddhism, the form of Northern Buddhism that relies primarily on the Tantras, technical manuals said to have been taught by the Buddha, and offer complete enlightenment in 1, 7 or 21 lifetimes.
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 (11)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.
Vishnu (10)Vishnu is a god of the Indian sub-continent, the principal deity of the Vaishnava religion of India.
Water (31)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 (21) Wheel of Life is a traditional representation of the samsaric cycle of existence. Also translated as wheel of existence or wheel of cyclic existence.
Wheel of Life (2)Wheel of Life is the Buddhist worldview represented on cloth or painted as a mural, illustrating the six realms of existence, the twelve
links of dependent arising and the three poisons.
White Jambhala (3)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 Tara Thangka (2)White Tara is a Buddha of longevity. White Tara is a completely enlightened buddha and as a young bodhisattva.
She is seen as is a beautiful loving mother figure, with a body that is the brilliant white of a thousand autumn moons.
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 (35)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 (12)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.
Wooden panel (2)Panel painting, in art, either one element of a multi-element piece of art, such as a triptych, a piece of sequential art such as a graphic novel or comic strip, or a wooden panel used to paint a picture on.
Workmanship (1)Workmanship is a human attribute relating to knowledge and skill at performing a task. The type of work may include the creation of handcrafts, art, writing, machinery and other products.
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 (33)Worship is the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity.
Writer (4)A writer is a person who uses written words in various styles and techniques to communicate their ideas.
Yamantaka (5)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 (8)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 (2)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.
Yidam (5)Yidam is a type of deity associated with tantric or Vajrayana Buddhism said to be manifestations of Buddhahood or enlightened mind
Yoga (32)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.
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.
108 Manifestations (1)108 Manifestations of Avalokiteshvara means 108 forms of Avalokiteshvara with a different gesture, mudra, symbolism, and iconography. Avalokiteshvara is the goddess of compassion.