The golden temple and its sublime architectural design, the marvelous artefacts and engrossing stories have startled the minds of visitors and left them pondering for years.
Patan is a captivating ancient city boasting some majestic temples and monasteries poking out from behind modern buildings to those found along the old narrow alleys and streets. There are many shrines dedicated to Buddhism in Patan and you don’t have to be practicing Buddhism to appreciate the architectural .
Manjushree meaning “gentle glory” is often perceived as a divine being who brought order to the Kathmandu valley when it was a Paleo Kathmandu Lake, by cutting down the Chobhar gorge, draining out the water and making the land suitable for life.
Even more intriguing is the way he did it, by using a supernatural armament, a sword of godly might, cutting the valley into two. On the historical side of affairs, there are .
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 color with 1000 faces, .
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.
Particular to .
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 three in number:
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, places, and .
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This Tibetan Tiger Carpet is a rare and top-quality rug that conveys the warmth of handmade products.
Historical context and meaning of the Tiger Rug in Tibet
Tibetan Tiger Carpets are made traditionally, each design is cut by hand to create a 3-dimensional look that emulates a .
Black Hayagriva is the wrathful activity deity of the Lotus (Padma) Family of Buddha Amitabha. Black Hayagriva is a fierce activity deity of the LotusBuddha Family.
Black Hayagriva is from the Revealed Treasure Tradition of Guru Chowang.
Black Hayagriva is known as tam drin in Tibet. Black Hayagriva is also known as the Black Horse Necked One in English.
Iconography of Black Hayagriva
In the iconography of Black Hayagriva, we are going to learn about his body .
Vajrayogini appearing in the form of Vajravarahi is one of the most popular Tantric female deities found in all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. In this guise, she actually has either a single boar's face, or two faces or heads, two or more hands, and legs, red, yellow, or black in color, standing in a dancing posture, or both legs down.
Vajravarahi Vajrayogini is accompanied by 24 Dakinis, Sahaja Chakrasamvara above, and two monastic figures below. .
Senge Dradog is the eight from the set of Eight Manifestations of Padmasambhava. Senge Dradog is an idealized wrathful form of the Indian TantricBuddhist teacher Padmasambhava representing the power of all Buddhas.
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.
Guru Senge Dradog is known as defeats the attackers on Dharma throughout the six .