About Dhvaja

Dhvaja, meaning banner or flag, is composed of the Ashtamangala, the "eight auspicious symbols."

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A leaf from a Prajñāpāramitā (Perfection of Wisdom) manuscript.

Tibetan Buddhist practices – Schools, sutras & tantras

Apart from classical Mahāyāna Buddhist practices like the six perfections, Tibetan Buddhism also includes tantric practices, such as and the as well as methods which are seen as transcending tantra, like . In Tibetan Buddhism, practices are generally classified as either Sutra (or Pāramitāyāna) or Tantra ( or Mantrayāna), though exactly what constitutes each category and what is included and excluded in each is a matter of debate and .
A Thai Dhamma wheel at Wat Phothivihan, Tumpat, Kelantan

Buddhist symbolism – From representation to auspiciousness

is the use of to represent certain aspects of the Buddha's Dharma (teaching). Early Buddhist symbols which remain important today include the Dharma wheel, the Indian lotus, the three jewels and the Bodhi tree. Anthropomorphic symbolism depicting the Buddha (as well as other figures) became very popular around the first century CE with the arts of Mathura and the Greco-Buddhist art of Gandhara. New symbols continued to develop into the medieval period, .
Prayer wheels at Nechung Chok, Lhasa

The unavoidable Tibetan Buddhist ritual implements

Tibetan , in the form of Vajrayana ritual, provides a critical set of techniques for dealing with everyday life. Tibetans came to see these techniques as vital for their prosperity in this life. Tibetan Buddhism rituals are generally more elaborate than in other forms of Buddhism, with complex altar arrangements and works of art (such as and ), many ritual objects, hand gestures (mudra), chants, and musical instruments. A special kind of ritual called an .
The inner altar with the painted scroll of the Buddha

Buddhist ritual implements – Items of outer devotion

Most Buddhists use ritual in pursuit of their spiritual aspirations. Common devotional practices are receiving a blessing, making merit, making a resolution, prostrating, making offerings, chanting traditional texts and pilgrimage. regards inner devotion as more important than outer ritual. However, rituals do have an important place in Buddhism. Buddhist rituals take place through several practices, expressed through physical movement, speech, and mind. This is a list of Buddhist ritual implements used in some Buddhist .

About 8 Auspicious Symbols in Buddhism – Ashtamangala

The eight are called as in and bkra-shis rtags-brgyad in . These are the most well-known group of and are traditionally listed in the order of: A A A A A right-spiraling white An or ‘’ A A 8 Auspicious of Early Originally the eight auspicious symbols formed an early .

Buddhist Ritual Items and Symbols

is one of the most established world that has ever seen. Over the great expanse of , it has quietly established its own set of symbolisms – that are as old as time itself. This is only but with all the religions of the civilized world. And as such, many of these are considered recognizable icons of and . The more prominent symbols .