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About Contemplation

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

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Vajradhara Thangka

Interpreting The Father of Tantras – Vajradhara

According to the and schools of , is also known as the ultimate Primordial or . 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 .

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 .

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 .
yidam deities

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 . Introduction of Buddhism In Tibet When Buddhism was introduced into Tibet in the seventh century under , it was apparently centered .

Sankya Yoga – Yoga of the Mind

One of the lesser known schools of which seems to be particularly well suited to our search for of is the , based on the , or writings, of the sage . believe this philosopher was none other than the , the son of , in one of his earthly . On the surface, the sutras seem to be merely a series of philosophical propositions, yet students .

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 .

The Buddha’s Way of Virtue

Introduction The Dhammapada 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 spirit of the Teacher, and it has always been used in lands as a handbook of “devotion” or meditation, in .

Eighth Step – Right Concentration

What is ? Fixing the mind to a single object (“One-pointedness of mind”): this is concentration. The four Fundamentals of Attentiveness (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,” which approaches the first trance, without however attaining it;  “Attainment .

Seventh Step – Right Attentiveness

What is ? The only way that leads to the attainment of , to the overcoming of sorrow and lamentation, to the end of pain and grief, to the entering upon the right path and the realization of Nirvana, is the “Four Fundamentals of .” And which are these four? In them, the disciple dwells in of the Body, in contemplation of Feeling, in contemplation of the Mind, in contemplation of the .