Dalai Lama is the most recent in the huge line of lraders of Gelug branch of Tibetan Buddhism. He is considered to be an exemplification of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, and thus the defender of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are realized beings inspired by a wish to realize Buddhahood for the advantage of all sentient beings, who have vowed to be reborn within the planet to help humanity. In 1578 the Mongol ruler .
Jambhala, Black (Tibetan: dzam bha la, nag po), a wealthy deity popularized in Tibet by Bari Lotsawa and the Kashmiri teacher Shakyashri Bhadra. Black Jambhala is known by Kubera in Hinduism. Kuber is the god of wealth. Originating in ancient India, he appeared from the river’s waters and passed on the ability to generate wealth to a monarch whose realm was experiencing severe financial troubles at the time. He also helps the impoverished and .
Applique Thangkas is Known as göchen thangka in Tibet. The Huns of Central Asia were the first to use applique to decorate saddle blankets. It traveled eastward along the Silk Road, and Tibetans accepted it as a holy art form. Fabric thangkas were created in the 15th century utilizing an indigenous applique method. These thangkas, which are lavishly embroidered and appliqued, immediately became popular in Tibet. Because of its excellent quality materials, durability, suppleness, .
Dusum Khyenpa is known as the 1st Karmapa. Dusum Khyenpa is the founder of the Karma (Kamtsang) branch of the Kagyu Tradition. Dusum Khyenpa was born in Kham He served as Abbot of Daklha Gampo monastery after Gampopa and founded the Tsurphu monastery. He is becoming the seat of the incarnate Karmapa lamas. Dusum Khyenpa was the founder of the Karma Kagyu school and of its three main monasteries: Kampo Nenang Gon in 1164, .
Sitatapatra is known as a protector against supernatural danger in Buddhism. She is venerated in both the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions. She is also known as Usnisa Sitatapatra. Sitatapatra is a powerful independent deity emanated by Gautama Buddha from his Usnisa. Sitatapatra is known as Sanskrit Dug Kar mo in Tibet. and Sitatapatra is also known as The White Parasol, Crown Ornament of the Buddha in English. Iconography of Sitatapatra Sitatapatra is white in .
Nyingma Tradition is the old school of Tibetan Buddhism is the name given to the followers of those original translations of the teachings of the Buddha into Tibetan. The Nyingma teachings are divided into the Long Transmission (Tib. ring gyü) of the Kama and the Short Transmission (Tib. nyé gyü) of Terma; other teachings were received by masters directly in Pure Visions (Tib. dak nang) from deities or gurus, in experiences or in dreams. .
Our teacher, the fourth guide of this fortunate eon, the incomparable lord of sages, Sakyamuni, gave infinite teachings as means to enter the Dharma 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 Sutra says: The ultimate definitive vehicle Certainly appears as .
Siddhartha Guatama Buddha, also often referred to as Sakyamuni, was a spiritual teacher upon whose lessons the foundations for Buddhism were formed. He is regarded as the Supreme Buddha and is the first enlightened 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 God. He was rather a mere human, like the rest of us, .
The birth of the 6th Karmapa, Tongwa Donden (1416-1453), at Ngomto Shakyam near Karma Gon in east Tibet, 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 Lama 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, .