About Phurba

The phurba or kīla is a three-sided peg, stake, knife, or nail-like implement traditionally associated with Indo-, Bön, and Indian Vedic traditions.

Prayer wheels at Nechung Chok, Lhasa

The unavoidable Tibetan Buddhist ritual implements

Tibetan , in the form of Vajrayana ritual, provides a critical set of techniques for dealing with everyday life. Tibetans came to see these techniques as vital for their prosperity in this life. Tibetan Buddhism rituals are generally more elaborate than in other forms of Buddhism, with complex altar arrangements and works of art (such as and ), many ritual objects, hand gestures (mudra), chants, and musical instruments. A special kind of ritual called an .
The inner altar with the painted scroll of the Buddha

Buddhist ritual implements – Items of outer devotion

Most Buddhists use ritual in pursuit of their spiritual aspirations. Common devotional practices are receiving a blessing, making merit, making a resolution, prostrating, making offerings, chanting traditional texts and pilgrimage. regards inner devotion as more important than outer ritual. However, rituals do have an important place in Buddhism. Buddhist rituals take place through several practices, expressed through physical movement, speech, and mind. This is a list of Buddhist ritual implements used in some Buddhist .
The Vajrakilaya Mantra Banner

The Vajrakilaya Mantra Banner

(Dorje Phurpa), also known as Vajrakumara (Dorje Zhonu, Youthful ), is a wrathful who represents all the ' action. Vajrakilaya is one of the ' eight Heruka deities. 's personal meditational deity is Vajrakilaya. When several hurdles appeared in his path, he engaged in on Vajrakilaya. Who is Vajrakilaya? Vajrakilaya is the Buddha 's wrathful form. He is distinguished by the fact that he wields the dagger (see .

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 blue .