There are various forms of mandalas with distinct concepts and different purposes. The individual representations range from the Buddha Mandalas, which transmit the ancient knowledge of the development of the universe and the world-systems which represents a high point among Mandalas dedicated to meditation; to the Mandalas of the Medicine Buddha which demonstrates how the Buddha-power radiates in all directions, portraying the healing power of the Buddha.
Prince Siddhartha Gautama was born in the 5th or 6th Century BC in Nepal. In his 20s, the prince experienced realities of the outside world that led him on a quest for enlightenment. He left the palace to search for it and eventually attained enlightenment. It was then that he became Buddha. Until he died at the age of 80, Buddha taught many people how to achieve enlightenment. His doctrines eventually became what is .
Maitreya is the first bodhisattva to have a cult built around him, and he is attested in writings dating back to the third century CE. He was accepted by all schools of Buddhism, and the Theravada tradition today honors him as the lone bodhisattva. Who is Maitreya Buddha? Maitreya Buddha is regarded as the world’s future Buddha who has yet to come down from the sky. Maitreya is derived from the Sanskrit word “Maitri,” .
Siddhartha Guatama Buddha, also often referred to as Sakyamuni, was a spiritual teacher upon whose lessons the foundations for Buddhism were formed. He is regarded as the Supreme Buddha and is the first enlightened individual to be visualized. Despite some confusion from those who do not follow Buddhism, it is important to note that the Buddha was not considered to be a God. He was rather a mere human, like the rest of us, .
Vajrapani Krodha has five garudas according to a MarpaKagyu lineage. Vajrapani Krodha is known as a wrathful meditational deity. Vajrapani Krodh is representing the power of all Buddhas. The reverse of the painting of Krodha Vajrapani is decorated with a drawing of a stupa to represent the mind of all enlightened ones. Each of the figures of human teachers and deities is mar marked with the three letters, ‘om ah hum’, representing the .
Sambhogakaya refers to the luminous form of clear light. The Buddhist practitioner attains upon reaching the highest dimensions of practice. According to tradition, those skilled in meditation, such as advanced Tibetanlamas and yogis, as well as other highly realized Buddhists, may gain access to the Sambhogakaya and receive direct transmission of doctrine. Life of Sambhogakaya Buddha In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Sambhogakaya, after that, the short .
Simhamukha is a tutelary deity arising out of the Chakrasamvara cycle of Tantras and belongs to the Anuttarayoga ‘wisdom’ classification. Simhamukha is known as a Dakini and the female tantricBuddha. Simhamukha is the 8th Century mahasiddha. Life of Simhamukha Yogini In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Simhamukha, after that, the short etymological description of the word Simhamukha itself. Simhamukha is the founder of the sarma school. She .
White Tara is known as the female Buddha of longevity. White Tara, also called “the Mother of all Buddhas” is the perfect embodiment of graceful power, wisdom, and purity. As with Tara’s expressions in the other five colors, the vibrations of white color express the specific energy of White Tara. The Viability of the White Tara In this portion, we are going to gab about the viability of the White Tara. After that, we .
Dipamkara is known as the Buddha of the Previous Age, or the age prior to the time of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni who lived during the sixth century BCE. Dipamkara is often remembered as the buddha who predicted Shakyamuni’s future enlightenment. The Viability of the Dipamkara Buddha In this portion, we are going to grab about the viability of the Dipamkara Buddha. After that, we will present the short etymological description of the Dipamkara .