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About Nalanda

Nalanda was an , a large and revered , in the ancient kingdom of Magadha in . One of the most illustrious learning centres to ever exist, it was built in the 5th century by the Gupta Emperor Kumaragupta I. The site is located about 95 kilometres (59 mi) southeast of Patna near the city of Bihar Sharif, and was an important centre of learning from the fifth century CE to c. 1200 CE. Today, it is a World .

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Explaining Padmasambahava 8 Forms: Senge Dradog

Eight Manifestations of Padmasambhava: Senge Dradog

Senge Dradog is the eight from the set of Eight Manifestations of .  Senge Dradog is an idealized wrathful form of the Indian teacher Padmasambhava representing the power of all . Life of Senge Dradog In this section, we are going to learn about the Life of Senge Dradog, after that, the short etymological description of the word Senge Dradog itself. Senge Dradog is known as defeats the attackers on  .
Buddha Vairochana Thangka

Buddha Vairocana – The embodiment of Dharmakaya

is a who has also known as the embodiment of and therefore can be seen as the universal aspect of the historical . In Sino-Japanese , he seems to the embodiment of the concept of shunyata or Emptiness. In the fifth Buddhism Conception of , he is at the center. His consort is . The Vairocana statue in Nara’s Todai-Ji which is located in is the .
White Manjushri Bodhisattva Buddhist Deity

Explaining White Manjushri Bodhisattva Buddhist Deity

White is of , from the in the tradition of Mati Panchen. An ocean of nectar, white and cool, with many elephants, geese, and waterfowl sporting and playing, calling out with sweet sounds, in the middle of that a with a stem, branches, leaves, fruit and a marvelous sweet fragrance. Above a moon disc seat with cool rays of light shining forth to the ten directions. The Life .

Explaining Siddha Virupa – The Lord of Yoga

is also known as Yogeshvara. Virupa is surrounded by students and lineage teachers. Siddha Virupa is especially known as the source of the system held by the school and is thus seen as the Indian founder of their lineage.  The life of Siddha Virupa In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Siddha Virupa, after te short etymological description of the word Siddha Virupa itself. Etymology of .
Yogambara Thangka

Interpreting Yogambara

is also belonging to the -mother. He is also belonging to the classification of which is made by the famous in the text a compendium of practices of the Indian Pandita and also through the tradition of and Ngog . The Viability of Yogambara In this section, we are going to learn about the viability of Yogambara, after the short etymological description of the word Yogambara itself. .

Interpreting Vajravarahi and 5 Deities Tibetan Painting

, 5 Deity principal tutelary deity of the . The life of Vajravarahi In this portion, we are going to learn about the life of Vajrabarahi, after that the short description of the word Vajravarahi itself. Etymology of Vajravarahi Vajravarahi is known as Asrdo Rje Phag mo in . Vajravarahi is one of the most popular female deities in all traditions of . Earlier, we learn about the life .

Lion Faced Dakini – Singhamukha Yogini

Lion-faced is a secret form of also has a relationship to Troma and the practice of . She is appropriate for clearing obstacles of the most pervasive and malignant kind and cutting through the “” of . This practice has been important in since the of . PeGyal Lingpa received this revelation directly from , appearing in a red-black form, instead of the more common dark .
Atisa Thangka Painting

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 .
Drepung Loseling Monastery in India

Drepung Loseling Monastery in India – The Residence of all the Dalai Lamas

is located in Colony, , . There are over 5,000 , with around 3,000 at Loseling and some 2,000 at Drepung Gomang. Hundreds of new are admitted each year, many of them from . Drepung in Tibet was modeled after the great of Classical , namely, and , and was an institution dedicated to the intense of the and sciences. History of Drepung .

Thrangu Rinpoche Sixteenth Karmapa

was born in Kham in 1933. At the age of five, he was formally recognized by the Sixteenth and the previous Situ Rinpoche as the incarnation of the great Thrangu . Entering , from the ages of seven to sixteen he studied reading, writing, grammar, poetry, and astrology, memorized ritual texts, and completed two preliminary retreats. At sixteen under the direction of Lodro Rabsel, he began the of .