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About Karma Kagyu

, or Kamtsang Kagyu, is probably the 2nd largest and certainly the most widely practiced lineage within the Kagyu school, one of the four major schools of . The lineage has long-standing monasteries in , , Russia, Mongolia, , , and , and current centers in at least 62 countries. The spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu is the Gyalwa , and the 2nd through the 10th Karmapas were the principal spiritual advisors to successive Emperors of China. The Karma Kagyu are sometimes called the “Black Hat” , in reference to the worn by the Karmapa.

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1st Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa Thangka Painting

1st Karmapa Lama – Dusum Kyenpa

Dusum Khyenpa is known as the 1st . Dusum Khyenpa is the founder of the (Kamtsang) branch of the Tradition. Dusum Khyenpa was born in Kham He served as of after and founded the . He is becoming the seat of the incarnate Karmapa . Dusum Khyenpa was the founder of the school and of its three main monasteries: Kampo Nenang Gon in 1164, .
Guhyasamāja Thangka

All about Guhyasamaja Tantra

Guhyasamja is one of ’s most fascinating, difficult, and essential personalities. It combines various important , into one sculpture. It is predominantly is call Akshobhayavajara which is the form of Akshobhaya buddha. Guhyasamja is the foremost meditational deity of the Method-father class of . Guhyasamaja has two main traditions, the Arya () Lineage, and the (Jnanapada) Lineage. There are three principal iconographic of Guhyasamaja; Akshobhyavajra (blue), (orange), and .
Black Mahakala Statue Real Gold and Thangka Color

All about Wisdom Protector – Mahakala

is a male deity. He is the protector deity known as a in , especially most traditions, in Tangmi and in Japanese Esoteric . Maha literally translates as great and Kala signifies or death, hence Mahakala means “beyond the time” or “Great Black One“. Mahakala is a protector deity and specifically the primary Protector of and . In some cases, Mahakala can also be .
Shakyamuni buddha Thangka

Shakyamuni Buddha Mantra and Chants

Siddhartha Guatama , also often referred to as Sakyamuni, was a spiritual teacher upon whose lessons the foundations for were formed. He is regarded as the Supreme Buddha and is the first individual to be visualized. Despite some confusion from those who do not follow Buddhism, it is important to note that the Buddha was not considered to be a . He was rather a mere human, like the rest of us, .

6th Karmapa – Tongwa Donden

The birth of the 6th , Tongwa Donden (1416-1453), at Ngomto Shakyam near Gon in east , was marked by many auspicious signs. One month later, carried by his mother as she went begging, he became highly excited when their path crossed that of Ngompa Chadral, a student of the fifth Karmapa. When Lama Ngompa Chadral asked who he was, the child smiled and replied “I’m the unborn, free from all names, .

Interpreting Blue Tara Ekajati

is  Mahacinatara also known as one of the 21 . Ekajati is along with deity is one of the most powerful and fierce of . Ekajati is the protector of secret and “as the mother of the mothers of all the ” represents the ultimate unity.  She is the most important protector of the Vajrayana , especially the and terms. The of the Deity .
Statue of Sahasrabhuja Avalokitesvara with Coral Torquise and Lapis and Metal Setting

Explaining God of Compassion Avalokitesvara

is a who uses to embodies the of all . He is one of the more widely revered who helps in mainstream . In and its sphere of cultural influence, Avalokitesvara is often depicted in an also female form known as Guan Yin. The Viability of Avalokitesvara In this portion, we are going to learn about the viability of Avalokitesvara, after the short description of the word Avalokitesvara .

Explaining Lama Teacher Gampopa

was a teacher in the lineage, as well as a doctor and who founded the school. Lord Gampopa teaches his student Dusum Khyenpa, the 1st . Lord Gampopa is with a portion of the Thousand of this Aeon above and the lineages of and at the bottom. The life of Gampopa In this portion, we are going to learn about the life .

Explaining Padmasambhava – The fierce Guru Dragpo

Dragpo is also called fierce . 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 . Earlier, we learn about the life of .
Lama Teacher - Shamarpa

Interpreting Lama Teacher – Shamarpa

who is also known as the red hat of the Kamtsangpa school, with  above the black cloak . Depicting Lama Teacher – Shamarpa The life of Shamarpa In this portion, we are going to learn about the life of Shamarpa. Now, we are going to learn about the short etymological description of the word Shamarpa itself. Etymology of Shamarpa Shamarpa is known as zhwa dmar pa in . Shamarpa is also .