About Mahayana Buddhism

Mahayana Buddhism is the Buddhism of Northern India, the Himalayas, China and East Asia.

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Eight Mahasiddhas

3 stages of Evolution of Tantric Buddhism

usually refers to a special esoteric school of , practice, and ‘based on treatises known as ’. It emerged in northeast during the fifth or sixth centuries CE and then formed its distinctive features around the seventh century CE. Afterward, it expanded geographically outward to the , East , and Southeast Asia. What Is Tantra? Countless practices of several Asian have been lumped together by western scholars under the heading "tantra." The .

The 4 Phases of The Development of Buddhism in India

was introduced to Indians by who lived in in the sixth century BCE, a of boom of and philosophical thought from Greece to . Born as the crown prince of the great Kingdom, the youth was prepared to be a in accordance with the wishes of his royal father. However, at the age of 28 years old, he learned of the deep experienced in life by most .
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Atiśa Dīpaṃkara Śrījñāna – The Reviver of Buddhism in Tibet

is a renowned Indian who went to in 1042 to help in the revival of and established the Kadam tradition. His text Light for the Path was the first lam-rim text. Pala Empire The Pala Dynasty was the ruling Dynasty in Bihar and Bengal , from the 8th to the 12th century.  Called the Palas because all their names ended in Pala, "protector". is a teacher from the Pala Empire who, along .

Avalokitesvara Mahayana Pantheon

Who is Avalokitesvara? Avalokitesvara, of , is one of the most important and popular . Avalokitesvara first appears in Indian . He is originally mentioned as one of a number of . Avalokitesvara is famous in the Pantheon as a emanating from the , , and his Akti, Pandara. Who is Pandara? Pandara, goddess, is the of Amitabha, and a feminine bodhisattva. She originated from the syllable PAM. Her color .
Acarya Bhavaviveka converting a nonbeliever to buddhism

Bhāviveka – The founder of the Svātantrika tradition of the Mādhyamaka school

, also known as Bhavya or Bhāvaviveka, was a 6th century . In , Bhāviveka is considered the founder of the Svātantrika tradition of the Mādhyamaka school, which is considered to be an antagonist of the Prāsaṅgika Madhyamaka. The Madhyamaka school The Madhyamaka school, also known as the "" school, is a major tradition within Indian . The Madhyamaka , as propounded by the Indian Nāgārjuna in the 2nd century, asserts .

Muktinath and the Muktikshetra in Mustang

The holy from Gandaki river gushing out of the 108 water spouts are said to cleanse the devotees of their sins and set them on a path to salvation. The waters are to as well and it’s called '' in language meaning "a hundred springs". The Muktinath pilgrimage The are believed to be terrestrial dwelling place of saints and the home of the . The Muktinath situated at an .

Worldly Protector Tsangpa Karpo

Karpo is a wrathful of . Tsangpa Karpo was a dynasty that dominated large parts of Tibet from 1565 to 1642. It was the last royal dynasty to rule in its own name. The regime of Tsangpa Karpo was founded by , a low-born retainer of the prince of the Dynasty and governor of Shigatse in Tsang (West-Central Tibet) since 1548. Tsangpa is known as gTsang pa in Tibet. of .
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Samantabhadra Mantra Banner

(: ; lit. "Universal Worthy", "All Good") is a who is linked to practice and . In , he the Triad with and Majur. He is the patron of and is said to have taken the 10 great that form the foundation of a , according to the Avatamsaka Sutra. Who is Samantabadra? In , Samantabhadra is a bodhisattva (-to-be) who .

Vajrapani Mantra – Om Vajrapani Hum

is who represents the energy of the , and his also symbolizes that . The mantra is Vajrapani Hum. Who is Vajrapani? Vajrapani Vajrapani is one of the earliest appearing in . Vajrapni represents the power aspect of complete . Vajrapani is extensively represented in as one of the earliest three protective or surrounding the . In , Vajrapani is known as  Chag a dor .