About Contemplation

Contemplation is profound thinking about something. In a religious sense, contemplation is usually a type of prayer or meditation.

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Meditation Practices – To train the attention of mind & teach compassion

can be defined as a practice where an individual uses a technique, such as focusing their mind on a particular object, thought or activity, to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. Meditation has been practiced since antiquity in numerous religious traditions and beliefs. The earliest records of meditation (dhyana) are found in the Upanishads of Hindu philosophy, and meditation plays a salient role in the contemplative repertoire of Buddhism and Hinduism. Since the .
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Interpreting Vajradhara – The Father of Tantras

According to the and schools of , is also known as the ultimate Primordial or Adi Buddha. Vajradhara displaced who remains the Primordial Buddha in the or School and the school. However, the two are metaphysically equivalent. The Esse of Vajradhara In this portion, we are going to learn about the ease of Vajradhara, after the short etymological description of the word Vajradhara itself. Etymology of Vajradhara Vajradhara is .

Lion Faced Dakini – Singhamukha Yogini

Lion-faced is a secret form of also has a relationship to Troma and the practice of . She is appropriate for clearing obstacles of the most pervasive and malignant kind and cutting through the “” of . This practice has been important in since the of . PeGyal Lingpa received this revelation directly from , appearing in a red-black form, instead of the more common dark blue .

Way to Heaven – meaning and symbolism

The way to Heaven is also known as a way to . Way to heaven gives deeply symbolic meaning and explanation of the path to . in way of heaven The way to heaven consists of different symbols which have different meanings. This of the development of mental tranquility is often painted on walls. This mnemonic diagram depicts the nine progressive stages of mental development, which are obtained through the six powers of .

Yidam – Peaceful and Wrathful Buddhist deities

In , it will not be long before to hear someone talk about their . Especially if they have been meditating for some years you will gather from the way they talk that it is something of the greatest importance for them. This word literally means oath, , or promise, and connotes the deity to whose you are committed to whom you are linked by a promise or vow, .

The Journey of Buddhism from Mongolia to the Himalayas

in started in the sixth century. It was transmitted by the great teacher of for the next eight years. begins with . The Bon of Tibet was animistic and shamanistic, and of it live on today, to one degree or another, in Buddhism. Introduction of Buddhism In Tibet When Buddhism was introduced into Tibet in the seventh century under , it was apparently centered in the .

What Meditation Is and Isn’t

In This topic we will learn about the following topics: Climbing the mountain of Finding picnic spots and lesser peaks along the way Checking out the major meditation techniques  Knowing what you’ll see when you get to the top Developing concentration, receptive awareness, , and cultivation The great thing about meditation is that it’s actually quite simple. Just sit down, be quiet, turn your attention inward, and focus your . That’s all there is .

The Buddha’s Way of Virtue

Introduction The was accepted at the Council of Asoka in 240 B.C. as a collection of the sayings of Gautama, yet it was not put into writing until some generations had passed, and probably contains accretions of later date. However that may be, there is no doubt that it breathes the very of the Teacher, and it has always been used in lands as a handbook of "devotion" or meditation, in whose solemn .

Eighth Step – Right Concentration

What is ? Fixing the to a single object ("One-pointedness of mind"): this is . The four Fundamentals of (seventh step): these are the objects of concentration. The four Great Efforts (sixth step): these are the requisites for concentration. The practicing, developing and cultivating of these things: this is the "Development" of concentration. Right Concentration has two degrees of development: Neighborhood concentration Attainment concentration Neighborhood Concentration approaches the first , without however attaining it. Attainment concentration is the .