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Amitabha Buddha is also known as celestial buddha who described in the scriptures of the Mahayana school of Buddhism. Amitabha is the principal buddha in the Pure Land sect, a branch of Buddhism practiced mainly in East Asia. According to these Amitabha's scriptures, Amitabha possesses infinite merits resulting from good deeds over countless past lives as a bodhisattva named Dharmakara. The Viability of Amitabha buddha In this section, we are going to learn about the viability .
The Goddess of the Dawn is depicted in many different forms. Sometimes Marichi rides a white horse through the sky, banishing the darkness and driving back the night with the orb of the sun in the outstretched right hand. More commonly Marichi is yellow or red in color, with one, three or more faces and six to twelve arms, seated on a chariot drawn by seven pigs, or horses, removing all obstacles to happiness and .
Vajrayogini is a tantric Buddhist deity who is also called as Vajravarahi in Tantric Buddhism, or Vajrayana, a tradition in which she is considered the supreme deity more revered than any male buddha. She represents the path leading to female Buddhahood. She is also a dakini, a term that describes a female supernatural being or an accomplished yogini, and is considered the queen of the dakinis. Her name comes from the Sanskrit, vajra, which means “diamond” or “thunderbolt,” .
Mandarava is also known as The Long Life Dakini Mandarava. Mandarava was the virtuous, and beautiful princess daughter of the royal couple in Zahor. Mandarava is also known as, Machik Drubpai Gyalmo, Pandaravasini. She is along with Yeshe Tsogyal. She is one of the two principal consorts of great 8th century Indian tantric teacher Padmasambhava, a founder-figure of Tibetan Buddhism, described as a 'second Buddha' by many practitioners. Birth Place of Mandarava Mandarava was born to a .
Tibetan carpet making is a traditional craft. Tibetan people love art and craft. Tibetan carpets are traditionally made from Tibetan highland sheep's wool, called changpel. Tibetans use the carpet for many purposes ranging from flooring to wall hanging to horse saddles, though the most common use is as a seating carpet. Tibetan Carpet with Tiger Design The knotting method used in Tibetan carpet making is different from that used in other carpet-making traditions worldwide. All the carpets .
Karma is totally Buddhist terminology and Buddhist practice. Today the word has been picked up everywhere, even in the dictionaries, but it is totally Buddhist. The Nature of life In particular, what we consider to be pleasure in life, for example having a companion or building a family, some way or another brings a lot of pain, too. Every one of us seeks happiness, so we look for a companion, thinking that companionship will give happiness, .
Tara is actually the perfection of wisdom, and she is the mother of all the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Shravakas, and Pratyeka Buddhas. This wisdom is actually beyond any forms or signs or descriptions. But out of great compassion, in order to help sentient beings, she appears in a physical form that is the Tara. The word Tara means “Saviour” or “One Who Saves”. Why Tara is called as the female Buddha? There are male and female Buddhas .
Thangka and Mandala painting process Thangka painting process is very difficult and time-consuming. To sketch the figures in a Thangka and mandala, the artist must be an expert in the measurements and proportions of different deities. There are thousands of different deities in Tibetan Buddhism. Generating a pure motive Canvas preparation Foundation line drawing Mixing the paint Painting brush making Painting Redrawing and shading Details Shading and final painting Gold application Opening the eye of .
Lotus-Born Padmasambhava “Lotus-Born”, also known as the Second Buddha, was a sage guru from Oddiyana, northwestern Classical India (in the modern-day Swat Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). Padmasambhava is said to have transmitted Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet, Bhutan and neighboring countries in the 8th century AD. In those lands, he is better known as Guru Rinpoche “Precious Guru”. This site is dedicated to her figure. Padmasambhava is considered a manifestation of Buddha also known as Guru Rinpoche. He .