About Sangha

Sangha is a word used in many Indian languages, including Pali (saṅgha) meaning “association”, “assembly”, “company” or “community”. It was historically used in a political context to denote a governing assembly in a republic or a kingdom, and has long been used by associations including the , and Sikhs. Sangha, is often used as a surname across these .

Monks outside the temple at the Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Rato Dratsang

The forms of organized Buddhist monasticism

is one of the earliest surviving forms of organized monasticism and one of the fundamental institutions of Buddhism. and nuns, called and bhikkhuni, are responsible for the preservation and dissemination of the Buddha's teaching and the guidance of Buddhist lay people. Three surviving traditions of monastic discipline (), govern modern monastic life in different regional traditions: - the Theravada in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka - the Dharmaguptaka in East Asia - .
angaja arhat

Interpreting Buddhist Arhat Angaja

Angaja is the elder of 16 . He is known as Angiraja. In , he is called as Angaja, or Angiraja. ཡན་ལག་འབྱུང་, Yenlak Jung or Yenlak Kyé; Wyl. yan lag ‘byung, or yan lag skyes in . He is one of the arhats among the Sixteen Arhats. The Life of Angaja In this segment, we are going to learn about the life of Angaja. As a householder, Angiraja was immensely wealthy and gave away all his seven , but he realized .

Interpreting Buddhist Elder Rahula

Rahula is the elder of the actual son of the and the 10th from the set of 16 Great Arhats. Rahula is known in for his eagerness for learning and was honored by and nuns throughout . The life of the Rahula In this portion, we are going to talk about the life of Rahula.  After that short etymological description of the word Rahula itself. Etymology of the Rahula The meaning .

Interpreting Buddhist Invincible God Ajita

Ajita is the 2nd from the set of 16 great arhats. Ajita is known as ma Pham in , Sthavira Ajita in . The Life of the Ajita Ajita had all the signs of great virtue. He and the daughter of Prasenajit fell in and, even though he was a commoner, Ajita gradually proved his worthiness to the king and they were married. The explained that in a past life they had made .

35 Buddhas of confession

The are known from the of the Three Heaps, popular in .  35 Confession Prayer This confession prayer is very well known in the tradition. Among English-speaking followers, it is commonly referred to as the “Thirty-five Buddhas Confession Prayer.” The Thirty-five Buddhas are special confession buddhas who, while , made special to assist others to overcome their negativities. Its actual title is the Sutra of Three .

Top 50 Buddhist Temples in Thailand

The main in Thailand is . is practiced by more than 95% of the population in Thailand. There are around 30,000 in Thailand. Thailand is a country and the here play a very active part in everyday life. Thai’s come to them to pray to for things such as or , they also come to make merit and speak with the . The structures themselves have .
Nyingma refuge tree - Longchen Nyingtik Lineage

Nyingma Lineage tree thangka with explanation chart

The subject depicted in this is called Guruparampara, a “Line of Teachers.” It depicts the family tree of lineage, as it were, and its function is to indicate a line of descent. The meaning of this presentation is to show a refuge for believers. It creates a kind of structure with a number of deities and teachers in whom devotees take refuge, because they will help believers in the course of their spiritual development.  .

The unique characteristics of Karma and the Karma chakra

is totally terminology and Buddhist practice. Today the word has been picked up everywhere, even in the dictionaries, but it is totally Buddhist. The Nature of life In particular, what we consider to be pleasure in life, for example having a companion or building a family, some way or another brings a lot of pain, too. Every one of us seeks , so we look for a companion, thinking that companionship will give happiness, .

The Magic of Composition in Tibetan paintings

By the the painter sat down to begin the sketch he already had in the main contents and of the . Usually, the patron had indicated to the painter precisely which deities he wanted to be depicted. Sometimes the patron also furnished a diagram that showe the names and relative positions of each figure in the , such diagrams often having been composed by the of the patron. When the patron provided .

About 8 Auspicious Symbols in Buddhism – Ashtamangala

The eight are called as in and bkra-shis rtags-brgyad in . These are the most well-known group of and are traditionally listed in the order of: A A A A A right-spiraling white An or ‘’ A A 8 Auspicious of Early Originally the eight auspicious symbols formed an early .