The birth of the 6th Karmapa, Tongwa Donden (1416-1453), at Ngomto Shakyam near Karma Gon in east Tibet, was marked by many auspicious signs. One month later, carried by his mother as she went begging, he became highly excited when their path crossed that of Lama Ngompa Chadral, a student of the fifth Karmapa. When Lama Ngompa Chadral asked who he was, the child smiled and replied “I’m the unborn, free from all names, .
Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara is a meditational form of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. Avalokiteshvara is a bodhisattva originally arose from the Sutrayana tradition of Buddhism, and later as a tutelary deity of the Tantric Vajrayana tradition. Life of Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara, after that, the short etymology of Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara itself. Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara is the bodhisattva of compassion surrounded by fifteen Hindu gods emanated from .
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 .
For many centuries, sound and music are used as a tool that helps to promote healing and meditation. The singing bowl is one of the primary instruments for this purpose created by mankind. These are religious and spiritual bowls made from metals when hit creates thoughtful and heavenly sound. This sound repeats as if the universe is demonstrating upon one’s beautiful soul. singing bowl – Sound Healing Singing Bowl is additionally referred to as .
Gyalwa Ensapa Lobzang Dondrup is the pre-incarnation of the Panchen Lama. Gyalwa Ensapa Lobzang Dondrup was a Tibetan Buddhist religious leader. He was posthumously recognized as the third Panchen Lama. Gyalwa Ensapa Lobzang Dondrup was born in 1505 AD. Gyalwa Ensapa Lobzang Dondrup is known as the lama in life prior to being recognized as the 1st Panchen Lama. Life of Lobsang Dondru Lobsang Dondrup was known to have spent more than 20 years .
The spirit of true charity is to offer something without expecting anything reciprocally for the gift. If a person expects some material benefit to arise from his gift, he/she is only performing an act of bartering and not charity. A charitable person shouldn’t make people feel indebted to him or use charity to control over them. He/she should not even expect others to be grateful, for most people are forgetful though not necessarily ungrateful. .
Tibet has the largest tradition of Dragon which dates back more than 7000 years. Dragons are not just mythical stories or just some curiosities. They are part of Tibetan life and culture. The symbols of dragons are everywhere from the beginning of Tibetan history and the importance is still up until today. In Tibet, Dragon is considered as one of the dignities. There is a total of four dignities. Tiger, snow lion, and the .
According to The Brief History of Tibetans, there was a record of engagement of carpenters to build the Jokhang Temple 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. .
Pehar Gyalpo is known as the Worldly Protector and the King Daemon Pehar. Pehar Gyalpo is a non-Tibetan protector who is invited to Tibet by Guru Rinpoche and bound by an oath to protect all the Buddhist centers. Pehar Gyalpo is a spirit belonging to the Gyalpo class. Life of Pehar Gyalpo Pehar Gyalpo is the leader of a band of five Gyalpo spirits and would later become the protector deity of Nechung Monastery .
Drogdze Wangmo protector deity was popularized in the 18th and 19th centuries by the Mindrolling Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Drogdze Wangmo is the avowed protector as worldly deities. Worldly Deities have been sworn by an oath to protect both the teachings of the Buddha and his followers. Drogdze Wangmo is known as the Powerful Friend in English. Drogdze Wangmo is also known as the Nyingma protector of the Terma Tradition. The iconography of the .