About Enlightment

The Enlightenment was an intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in Europe during the 18th century, “The Century of Philosophy”. Enlightenment is the “full comprehension of a situation”. The term is commonly used to denote the Age of Enlightenment but is also used in Western cultures in a religious context.

Buddhist monuments and the Kings of Patan

Long ago, Sarvananda of Dipavati invited sages around the country for distributing alms. , a Buddha who reached prior to , was also invited. However, instead of visiting the palace, Dipankara Buddha visited a nearby hut belonging to an old lady. In late 2021, a 1400-year-old stone inscription was discovered in front of the Bhimsen at Durbar. It was kept there by Lichhavi ruler Anshu Verma. The inscription .

The Historic Sacred Shrines in Surkhet

Kakre Vihar is the oldest shrine in Surkhet — several were built by the in the region but most of them have been lost to . Surkhet valley was part of the Khas Kingdom that controlled parts of , and between the 11th and early 14th centuries. The in Jumla District of the Karnali Province was the kingdom’s capital city. However, the Surkhet valley which connects the northern .

Shar Minub Monastery Kathmandu Nepal

is located in the , in a valley at the base of . The is founded by the late 14th . He made great efforts to establish a monastery at Shar Minub, in Kathmandu, for the benefit of students in . The Sharminub Institute is located below the holy mountain with a beautiful view over the Kathmandu valley. Meaning of Shar Minub "Shar" means "to rise", "Nub" means "to set", and .

Shamarpa – Emanation of Amitabha

was the emanation of , the of Limitless Light: a living example of the appearance of Amitabha in our world in the form of a Mahabodhisattva. The title of Shamar means “the of the ruby-red crown”, named after the replica of the ’s own crown which he bestowed on the . The successive incarnations of the Shamarpas are also known as the “Red Hat Karmapa”. Birth and Early life The 14th Shamarpa was born .

Buddha’s Teachings on Enlightenment and Nirvana

According to is comprehension of the nature of reality which produced a complete from all . The nature of the reality he taught involves the principle that all things are ultimately relative. Everything arises from causes and conditions, therefore, nothing whatsoever exists naturally or by way of its own heritage. The innate inconsideration of oneself and other experience being truly existent gives rise to , hate, envy, and the other ills of .

Don’t Live On Borrowed Light

Just a small light is enough, and you can go on with that small light for ten thousand miles without any difficulty. Your light may be falling only four feet ahead of you – just go on moving. “Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” ~The As you move, the light will be moving ahead, and if you can see four feet ahead, that’s enough. You can go as .

Expressing the words of truth

In order to express the power of their lineage and the merit which enabled them to enter the , the Vaira  stands before the Mandala ringing the and uttering the words of truth- In this section the disciples pass through the curtain permits them now to see the Mandala. In order to identify the lineage or family of Ones Gone Thus by which disciples may achieve through the practice of , they cast a flower .

Support for Meditation – Kalachakra Mandala

Support for Kalachakra is a complex meditation practice from the highest class of , anuttarayoga. More than just providing a profound method for overcoming the detrimental effects of compulsive and attaining enlightenment to benefit all others. This Mandala one of the most popular Tibetan . Considered a very useful painting by many established practitioners it has become extremely popular in the West. Used by the in many of his .