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This translation of 108 Verses Praising is of the renowned Mongolian Lama Lobsang Tayang's work. He was a highly esteemed interpreter of the Gelugpa tradition, and his writings cover a wide range of Tibetan literature, Tantra, logic and philosophy. About Lama Lobsang Tayang Geshe Lobsang Tayang was born in 1867 in the Gobi desert, was renowned for his vast knowledge of Buddhism. He was compared to the Indian pandit Ashvagosha, author of the “50 Verses .
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, and potential .
The applique thangka of vajrapani is created using hundreds of hand-cut and embroidered pieces of satin and brocade silk, stitched together with Mongolian horsetail. This applique is handmade by following traditional methods of strictly adhering to the proportions of deities as they are laid down in Buddhist scripture. About the Applique Vajrapani is revered as the embodiment of power and the keeper of the Buddha's tantric teachings. He was given the mission of vanquishing a monster known .
Guhyasamja is one of Vajrayana Buddhism's most fascinating, difficult, and essential personalities. It combines various important tathagata Buddhas, 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 Anuttarayoga tantra. Guhyasamaja has two main traditions, the Arya (Nagarjuna) Lineage, and the Jnana (Jnanapada) Lineage. There are three principal iconographic forms of Guhyasamaja; Akshobhyavajra (blue), Manjuvajra (orange), .
Dalai Lama and Tsangyang Gyatso were born in 1683. The Sixth Dalai Lama and Tsangyang Gyatso were perhaps the most popular Dalai Lama. The discovery of Tsangyang Gyatso was kept a secret by the regent Desi Sangye Gyatso until the construction of the Potala Palace was complete. Tsangyang Gyatso was in no way a model of his predecessor The Great Fifth. Tsangyang Gyatso enjoyed the life of a layman and is best known for his .
Vajrayogini is a tantric Buddhist deity who is also called as Vajravarahi in Tantric Buddhism, or Vajrayana, a tradition in which she is considered the supreme deity more revered than any male buddha. She represents the path leading to female Buddhahood. She is also a dakini, a term that describes a female supernatural being or an accomplished yogini, and is considered the queen of the dakinis. Her name comes from the Sanskrit, vajra, which means “diamond” or “thunderbolt,” .
The application of colour to the thangka canvas involved two main steps first, filling in the areas of different base colours, and second, the subsequent shading and outlining of those areas. To these steps there corresponded the two essentially different types of paint in the Tibetan palette Mineral pigments (rdo tshon and sa tshon) and The organic dyes or lakes (tshos) The mineral pigments had to be mixed with a binder before being applied as paints. .
Gyurme Tenpa Gyaltsen aka the Fourth Katok Getse Rinpoche was one of the five ‘’Golden Throne’’ holders of the Katok Monastery lineage, a branch of the Nyingma tradition. At the Nyingma Monlam in Bodhgaya, January 2018, Rinpoche was appointed to be the supreme head of the Nyingma Tradition for three years. At the same meeting of the representatives of the Nyingma schools, it was decided to appoint Kathok Getse Rinpoche and five other Nyingma lamas .
Nepal, a place of eternal beauty, is a land of colorful cultures, ancient history and people, traditional arts, and picturesque scenery. It is popularly known as the highest mountain peak of the world, Mount Everest. Historically, Nepal has been a kingdom centered in the Kathmandu Valley for more than 1,500 years. During most of that period, the Kathmandu Valley has been Nepal's political, economic, and cultural hub and was once a sanctuary for waves of .
The Seven Dharma Kings Sanskrit Tibetan Mongolian Reign Emanation of: 1st Suchandra Dawa Zangpo Khaan Davaasanbo 3 Years, Starting 879 BC Vajrapani 2nd Sureshvara (Suresha) Lhawang Khaan Vaanchugchanbo 876-776 BC Kshitigarbha 3rd Teji Zijichen Khaan Sivjidtayaa (776-676 BC Yamantaka 4th Somadatta Dawejyin Khaan Davaajinshen 676-576 Sarvanivaranavishkambi 5th Sureshvara Lhae Wangchug Khaan Lkhdeivanchug 576-476 Jambhaka 6th Vishavamurti Natshog Zugchen Khaan Sajivanchüg 476-376 Manaka 7th Sureshana Lhae Wangden Khaan Lkhaeivandan 376-276 Khargarbha The 25 Kalkin or Rigden Kings The thirty-two Kings of Shambhala reside in a mythical kingdom. They are part of the Indo-Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist tradition 1st (8th) Yashas Jampel Dragpa Rigdanjambal Yan 2nd-3rd Century BC 2nd (9th) Pundarika Pema Karpo Khaan Badmagarbo 176-76 BC 3rd (10th) Bhadra Zangpo Khaan Sanbo Tsan 76 BC -227 CE 4th (11th) Vijaya Nampar Gyäl Khaan Namjalchagyaa 227-327 5th (12th) Sumitra Shenyen Zangpo Khaan Shenen San 327-427 6th (13th) Raktapani Rinchen Chag Khaan Dejidzolva 427-527 7th (14th) Vishnugupta Kyabjug Bäpa Khaan Chavjügva 527-627 8th (15th) Arkakirtti Nyima Drag Khaan Nyamdagba 627-727 9th (16th) Subhadra Shintu Zangpo Khaan .