Mahapatala Lokeshvara is three-faced and six-armed and stands on a lotus. He holds in his three right hands the Vajra, the Visvavajra and the Utpala, and in his three left, the banner, the Ghanta, and the Kamandalu.
Nyingma Tradition is the old school of Tibetan Buddhism is the name given to the followers of those original translations of the teachings of the Buddha into Tibetan. The Nyingma teachings are divided into the Long Transmission (Tib. ring gyü) of the Kama and the Short Transmission (Tib. nyé gyü) of Terma; other teachings were received by masters directly in Pure Visions (Tib. dak nang) from deities or gurus, in experiences or in dreams. .
Begtse Chen is known as the main protector for the Hayagriva cycle of practice. Begtse Chen is a Dharmapala and the lord of war in origin a pre-Buddhist war god of the Mongols. Begtse Chen is known as the Great Coat of Mail in English and Begtse Chen is also known as Prana Atma in Sanskrit. The iconography of Begtse Chen In the iconography of Begtse Chen, we are going to learn about his .
According to The Brief History of Tibetans, there was a record of engagement of carpenters to build the JokhangTemple and Ramoche Temple in 6BC. Through thousands of years’ handworks of the people, Tibetan furniture has become a unique style, which bears artistic shapes, rich colors, and delicate craft. Tibetan Furniture is one of the greatest treasure which dates 1500 years back. Tibetan Furniture is mostly made up of pine and Himalayan softwoods i.e. .
Dharmata is the Upasaka of Central Asian or Chinese origin and the layman attendant to the 16 Great Arhats. Dharmata is the essence of things as they are. Dharmata is the naked, unconditioned truth, the nature of reality, or the true nature of phenomenal existence. Dharmata is called the Upasaka. Dharmata is also known as Ge yen dharma ta in Tibet. Previously, we learned about the life of Dharmata. Now, we are going to .
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 .
Ganapati is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. Ganapati is also known as the Great Red Lord of Hosts. Ganesh originated with Brahmanism (Vedism). In Buddhism, there are two sutras that mention Ganapati, and one with his “Dharani” (mantra) which can be chanted by anyone. In the sutra, Buddha says: Any son or daughter of high birth, whether monk or nun, lay brother or sister who undertakes any .
Rahula is the elder of the actual son of the BuddhaShakyamuni and the 10th arhat from the set of 16 Great Arhats. Rahula is known in Buddhist texts for his eagerness for learning and was honored by monks and nuns throughout Buddhist history. The life of the Rahula In this portion, we are going to talk about the life of Rahula. After that short etymological description of the word Rahula itself. Etymology of .