Atiśa Dīpaṃkara Śrījñāna was a Bengali Buddhist religious leader and master from the Indian subcontinent. He was one of the major figures in the spread of 11th-century Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism in Asia and inspired Buddhist thought from Tibet to Sumatra. In 1013 CE, he traveled to the Srivijaya kingdom and stayed there for 12 years and came back to India. He is recognised as one of the greatest figures of classical Buddhism, and Atisa's chief disciple Dromtön was the founder of the Kadam School, one of the New Translation schools of Tibetan Buddhism, later supplanted by the Geluk tradition in the fourteenth century, adopting its teaching and absorbing its monasteries.
This painting of Atiśa is from the early to mid-12th century and features extensive inscriptions on the reverse side.
Atisha was the abbot of Vikramashilamonastery in northern India, one of the maha viharas that granted the learned degree of Pandita, here indicated by his yellow hat.
In 1042, he traveled to Tibet at the invitation of the western Tibetanking Yeshe ‘Od to help purify Buddhist practices there.
Atisha’s authority was rooted in his lineage, an .
Mādhyamaka thought had a major influence on the subsequent development of the Mahāyāna Buddhist tradition.
It is for instance the dominant interpretation of Buddhist philosophy in Tibetan Buddhism and has also been influential in East Asian Buddhist .
In Vajrayana Buddhism's Tantric teachings, the rituals require the guidance of a teacher.
The teacher is considered essential and to the Buddhist devotee, the guru is the "enlightened teacher and ritual master".
The teacher is known as the vajra guru (literally "diamond .
A lineage in Buddhism is a line of transmission of the Buddhist teaching that is "theoretically traced back to the Buddha himself."
The acknowledgement of the transmission can be oral, or certified in documents.
Several branches of Buddhism, including Chan (including Zen and Seon) and Tibetan Buddhism maintain records of their historical teachers.
These records serve as a validation for the living exponents of the tradition.
In Chan and Zen Buddhism, dharma transmission is a custom .
Vajravarahi, 5 Deity principal tutelary deity of the Six Dharmas of Naropa.
The life of Vajravarahi
In this portion, we are going to learn about the life of Vajrabarahi, after that the short description of the word Vajravarahi itself.
Etymology of Vajravarahi
Vajravarahi is known as Asrdo Rje Phag mo in Tibet. Vajravarahi is one of the most popular female Tantric deities in all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Earlier, we learn about the life of the Vajravarahi. Now, we .
According to Tibetan Buddhist myth, Gyalpo Pehar ( Tibetan: རྒྱལ་པོ་དཔེ་ཧར ) is a spirit belonging to the gyalpo class.
When Padmasambhava arrived in Tibet in the eighth century, he subdued all gyalpo spirits and put them under control of Gyalpo Pehar, who promised not to harm any sentient beings and was made the chief guardian spirit of Samye during the reign of Trisong Deutsen.
The protector deity Pehar Gyalpo is depicted with three Geluk masters above.