Vajrapani is one of the earliest and most recognizable characters of Buddhist art. He is known for carrying a vajra scepter and being a close attendant to the historical Buddha according to the Mahayana Sutras. In Vajrayana, Buddhism Vajrapani is entrusted to safeguard all of the Tantra literature and in this regard, he is known as Guhyapati – the Lord of Secrets. Different Forms of Vajrapani Vajrapani manifests in a variety of forms and looks, ranging .
Mahakala is a male Buddhist tantric deity. He is the protector deity known as a Dharmapala in Vajrayana Buddhism, especially most Tibetan traditions, in Tangmi and in Japanese Esoteric Buddhism. Maha literally translates as great and Kala signifies time or death, hence Mahakala means “beyond the time” or “Great Black One“. Mahakala is a protector deity and specifically the primary Wisdom Protector of Himalayan and Tibetan Buddhism. In some cases, Mahakala can also be .
Vajrapani Krodha has five garudas according to a Marpa Kagyu lineage. Vajrapani Krodha is known as a wrathful meditational deity. Vajrapani Krodh is representing the power of all Buddhas. The reverse of the painting of Krodha Vajrapani is decorated with a drawing of a stupa to represent the mind of all enlightened ones. Each of the figures of human teachers and deities is mar marked with the three letters, ‘om ah hum’, representing the .
Tibet has the largest tradition of Dragon which dates back more than 7000 years. Dragons are not just mythical stories or just some curiosities. They are part of Tibetan life and culture. The symbols of dragons are everywhere from the beginning of Tibetan history and the importance is still up until today. In Tibet, Dragon is considered as one of the dignities. There is a total of four dignities. Tiger, snow lion, and the .
Shenlha Okar is the most important deity in the Yungdrung Bon tradition of Tibet. He is counted among the “Four Transcendent Lords”. Shenlha Okar Tsog Shing is the field of deities for the accumulation of merit. Shenlha Okar is said to have created the world with the help of nine brother gods or nine cosmic gods who appear as war gods or Drala. He is also considered a god of compassion with many parallels .
Angaja is the elder of 16 arhats. He is known as Angiraja. In Sanskrit, he is called as Angaja, or Angiraja. ཡན་ལག་འབྱུང་, Yenlak Jung or Yenlak Kyé; Wyl. yan lag ‘byung, or yan lag skyes in Tibetan. He is one of the arhats among the Sixteen Arhats. The Life of Angaja In this segment, we are going to learn about the life of Angaja. As a householder, Angiraja was immensely wealthy and gave away all his wealth seven times, .
The Gelug is the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded by Je Tsongkhapa a philosopher and Tibetan religious leader. Gelug Lineage’s field for the Accumulation of Merit with Tsongkapa at the Center is surrounded by the Panchen Lama incarnation lineage above and with meditational deities, Confession Buddhas, arhats and protectors below. In the Gelug Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, there are numerous Refuge Field composition types distinguished both by the central .
Guru Dragpo is also called fierce Padmasambhava. Padmashamvara is from the Terma Revealed. Padmashamvara is from Treasure Lineage of Nyang Ral Nyima Ozer 1124-1192. The life of Padmasambhava In this portion, we are going to learn about the life of Padmasambhava. After, that we will learn the short etymological description of the word Padmasambhava itself. Etymology of the Padmasambhava Padmasambhava is known as Byung Gnas in Tibet. Earlier, we learn about the life of .
This is the thangka of the Tibetan calendar. As both an instructional tool and auspicious talisman the stylized astrological chart brings good fortune to all those who see, display, or possess it. The painting is a congregation of astrological, calendar, and primary element symbols. The Esse of Protective Talisman In this portion, we are going to learn about the Esse of Protective Talisman. After that, we will learn about the short etymological description of .
According to the Gelug and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism, Vajradhara is also known as the ultimate Primordial Buddha or Adi Buddha. Vajradhara displaced Samantabhadra who remains the Primordial Buddha in the Nyingma or Ancient School and the Sakya 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 .