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Applique Thangka of Vajrapani

The of is created using hundreds of hand-cut and embroidered pieces of satin and , stitched together with horsetail.  This applique is handmade by following methods of strictly adhering to the proportions of as they are laid down in scripture. About the Applique Vajrapani is revered as the embodiment of power and the keeper of the ’s . He was given the mission of vanquishing .

Deity and Divinities of Nyingma Tradition

Tradition is the old school of is the name given to the followers of those original translations of the of the into . The Nyingma teachings are divided into the Long Transmission (Tib. ring gyü) of the and the Short Transmission (Tib. nyé gyü) of Terma; other teachings were received by directly in Pure Visions (Tib. dak nang) from deities or , in experiences or in dreams. .

The 9 Vehicles of Nyingma Tradition By Alak Zenkar Rinpoche

Our teacher, the fourth guide of this fortunate eon, the incomparable lord of sages, Sakyamuni, gave infinite as means to enter the of the causal and resultant vehicles, in accordance with the particular temperaments, spiritual faculties, and attitudes of disciples. Nevertheless, they may all be included within the three vehicles, which, in turn, may be further subdivided into nine successive stages. The General says: The ultimate definitive vehicle Certainly appears as .

The Largest Tibetan Tiger Carpet ever made in Nepal

Life is pleased to introduce the Largest Tiger Carpet to all Tibetan Tiger lovers. The size of the carpet is 335 cm wide and 457 cm long (11*15)ft. This Tibetan Tiger Carpet is a and top- rug that conveys the warmth of handmade products. Historical context and meaning of the Tiger Rug in Tibetan Tiger are made traditionally, each design is cut by hand to create a 3-dimensional look .

Hinduism and Buddhism: In context of Nepal

Today, is referred to as the oldest living followed in the whole world. More than 3000+ deities are found in some places near the homes of where they and . Though the underlying philosophies of Hinduism are the same, the belief system has been adjusted over nearly 3000 years of existence. The concept is still the same and is adjusted over to cope with social changes of a society. .

Five Elements of Human Body

The is made up of five , , , , and . In the same way, a human is also made up of these five elements called panchamahabhuta. The of these five elements is an essential pre-requisite for someone advancing in practice. Whether we know it or not, all practices on the five elements. The foundation of yoga therapy and of  is also a knowledge of these elements (tattwas). Ayurveda uses these .

Health at Your Fingertips – Mudras

A is used in , , , and Jainism as a and symbolic gesture. The most well-known mudras are used as a way of channeling the flow of essential life force energy known as during and practice. The term translates as “gesture,”‘ “mark” or “seal” that is derived from . Although they have been around for thousands of years and have appeared in various and , including , .

All you need to know About Navaratri – Durga Puja

Navaratri, the word for “nine nights”, also called is a major festival held in for the honor of the divine feminine. There are two festivals of Navaratri: Chaitra Navaratri and Sharad Navaratri or Maha Navaratri. Chaitra Navaratri occurs during the spring season. Navami, the birthday of great Lord Rama, usually falls on the ninth day of Chaitra Navaratri and thus, Chaitra Navaratri is also known as Ram Navaratri. In .

Gayatri Mantra – The Mother of All Vedas

also called Maha Mantra, which is Great Mantra. The significance of the Gayatri Mantra is that – the 24 letters in the Gayatri Mantra corresponds to the 24 vertebrae of the spine. The backbone is what provides support and stability to our . Similarly, the Gayatri Mantra brings stability to our intellect. Also, these 24 letters are often believed to be a sign of twenty-four powers and abilities. This is why the .

Charity and perfection of giving in Buddhism

The spirit of true charity is to offer something without expecting anything reciprocally for the . If a person expects some material benefit to arise from his gift, he/she is only performing an act of bartering and not charity. A charitable person shouldn’t make people feel indebted to him or use charity to control over them. He/she should not even expect others to be grateful, for most people are forgetful though not necessarily ungrateful. .