The golden temple and its sublime architectural design, the marvelous artefacts and engrossing stories have startled the minds of visitors and left them pondering for years. Patan is a captivating ancient city boasting some majestic temples and monasteries poking out from behind modern buildings to those found along the old narrow alleys and streets. There are many shrines dedicated to Buddhism in Patan and you don’t have to be practicing Buddhism to appreciate the architectural .
The stories have baffled the local residents of Lalitpur for quite a long time and the mystery doesn’t cease to intrigue the researchers either. Heritage of the Kathmandu valley Kathmandu valley is laden with heritage sites and monuments cloaked in history, stories and folklore. It is also a land of priests who practice tantra, gurus with magical powers, witch doctors and fortune tellers. It is a sacred place that blends history with the ethereal. Renowned for .
Buddhism in Nepal started after the birth of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism himself. Siddhartha Gautama was born in Lumbini, Nepal at the Shakya Kingdom of Kapilbasthu as a Prince nearly around 500BC. He then left the palace in search of enlightenment. Gradually, after his enlightenment, Buddhism became a presiding religion in the northern areas of the country. Buddhist arts also started growing in mostly the central part of Nepal. Ethnic groups from .
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 Garuda .
Dalai Lama and Tsangyang Gyatso were born in 1683. The Sixth Dalai Lama and Tsangyang Gyatso were perhaps the most popular Dalai Lama. The discovery of Tsangyang Gyatso was kept a secret by the regent Desi Sangye Gyatso until the construction of the Potala Palace was complete. Tsangyang Gyatso was in no way a model of his predecessor The Great Fifth. Tsangyang Gyatso enjoyed the life of a layman and is best known for his .
Maitreya is also known as Metteyya who is presented as a future Buddha of this world in Buddhist eschatology. In some Buddhist literature, such as the Amitabha Sutra and the Lotus Sutra, Maitreya is referred to as Ajita Bodhisattva. Maitreya is a bodhisattva who in the Buddhist tradition is to appear on Earth, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. According to scriptures, Maitreya will be a successor of the historic Sakyamuni Buddha, the .
Rolpai Dorje who is known as the 4th Karmapa wearing the black crown and Khacho Wangpoa was the 2nd Shamarpa. The Life of Karmapa Rolpai Dorje In this portion, we are going to learn the life of the Karmapa Rolpai Dorje, after the short etymological description of the word Karmapa Rolpai Dorje itself. Etymology of Rolpai Dorje Rolpaie Dorje (1340- 1383) was the fourth Gyalwa Karmapa. Earlier, we learn about the life of Rolpaie Dorje. Now, we are going .
Tibetan singing bowls are a mysterious combination of art, science, spirituality, and sound healing an ancient connection for humanity. This rich mesh of qualities makes for many different paths of enjoyment. History of Singing Bowls Singing bowls also known as Himalayan bowls, Tibetan bowls, DhoniPatra(sound, vessel), and suzu gongs are used for meditation, healing purpose, sound yoga, religious purpose, sound yoga, sound meditation with chantings, music which have great medicinal and healing powers used from ancient .
The main religion in Thailand is Buddhism. Theravada Buddhism is practiced by more than 95% of the population in Thailand. There are around 30,000 Buddhist temples in Thailand. Thailand is a Buddhist country and the temples here play a very active part in everyday life. Thai’s come to them to pray to Buddha for things such as health or good fortune, they also come to make merit and speak with the monks. The structures themselves have .
This is mid-20th-century painting of Machik Labdron and the Chod refuge field displaying teachers and deities. Thangka Painting Chart Depicting the Painting of Machik Labdron and Chod Refuge N°1 Asanga Asaṅga was "one of the most important spiritual figures" of Mahayana Buddhism and the "founder of the Yogacara school". Traditionally, he and his half-brother Vasubandhu are regarded as the major classical Indian Sanskrit exponents of Mahayana Abhidharma, Vijñanavada (awareness only) thought and Mahayana teachings on the .