About Forms

Form is the shape, visual appearance, constitution or configuration of an object. In a wider sense, the form is the way something is or happens, the answer to "how?". When then considering the idea of global form, the sense of form reaches the one of Gestalt, as in Gestalt psychology.
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5 forms of Manjushri

Depicting 5 Forms of Manjushri Thangka

Wutaishan Mountain in is considered special for the deity/. According to oral and Chinese literature, it was who first talked about the five different of . 5 forms of are represented on each of the five peaks: central and four directions. The Five Manjushri forms are not depicted in a consistent manner. There are many iconographic differences appearing between the various be they central figures or .
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7 Different forms of White Tara The Autumn Moon

. She is the one form of 21 manifestations of . is also called as Autumn Moon. White Tara and White Tara are probably the most popular representations of Tara. In , White Tara is known as . She is associated with . White Tara counteracts illness and thereby helps to bring about a long life. She embodies the that is and is said to be as white and radiant .
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Avalokitesvara and its forms

Among the 108 of Lokeswara Avalokitesvara is one who refuses to accept since he considers such acceptance is selfish in view of the of the great majority of the people who have not yet attained the stage. His sacrifice symbolizes infinite (Karuna), sharing of mankind's misery, willingness to help those in distress. He holds in his hand the indestructible jewel. He is and protector from danger. So his "" .
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The Art of cultivating stillness

In Asian and movement practices, stillness is not just the absence of movement, it is seen as a powerful presence that infuses movement with depth and significance. An integral part of the movement It is truly captivating when , Noh actor, bugaku dancers or Balinese dancers pause in their performances because the stillness they exhibit is an integral part of the movement itself. This can be observed in Japanese Noh actors and Sufi dervishes .

Cultivating inner enlightenment potential through the Tathāgatagarbha

Within the realm of , the of the are not confined to esoteric doctrines and spiritual ideals but are, in fact, deeply rooted in profound insights into the nature of existence and the human condition. One such exploration is found in the and the teachings from the book ", , and " derived from it. This book stands as the third volume in The Library of and .
Avalokiteshvara Thangka Painting

Samatha as a preparatory stage for Vipassanā

is commonly seen as a foundational practice, serving as a preparatory step for more advanced of , including Vipassanā. It plays a crucial role in calming the and reducing distractions, making it easier for practitioners to progress in their spiritual journey. Vipassanā, on the other hand, is considered an advanced practice that directly addresses the insight and components of the . It is often undertaken after a foundation in .

108 Verses Praising Great Compassion By Lama Lobsang Tayang

This translation of 108 Verses Praising is of the renowned Lobsang Tayang's . He was a highly esteemed interpreter of the Gelugpa tradition, and his writings cover a wide range of literature, , logic and . About Lama Lobsang Tayang was born in 1867 in the Gobi desert, was renowned for his vast of . He was compared to the Indian pandit Ashvagosha, author of the “50 Verses .
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The Tantric Phurba – A protective ritual dagger

The is a dagger used in practices. It is used to protect against negative energies and to promote positive change. The phurba is not to be used for or harm, and should only be used for ritual purposes. It is a powerful for protection and should be used with care and respect. Origin of Phurba in The renowned , who was initiated by the Indian sage Prabhahastin, is said .

Tibetan Mandala tantric practices & benefits

practices are used to cultivate and generate energy, and to bring about transformation and . Tibetan Mandala as a can be created with a variety of materials commonly including sand, paint or fabric (appliqué). According to the Tibetan the mandala is a tool for working with the energies of the cosmos including : the bodythe mindthe In other words, the mandala can help control inner by accessing and channeling .

Emanation of Padmasambhava – Dorje Drolo

is a wrathful emanation from the group of Eight Main Manifestations. Dorje Drolo the fierce manifestation of known as Diamond Guts. Dorje Drolo is one of the Eight Manifestations of . He assumed this manifestation in in in order to bring the local deities and guardians under his control. Dorje Dorolo is known as gu ru rDo-rje gro-lod in .  Dorje Dorolo is also known as Guru .