Kadampa Life - Buddhism in daily life
Venerable Thubten Chodron
The Buddho Foundation
Samatha vs Vipassanā Meditation
Buddhist rituals have long been a subject of fascination and inquiry. They encompass a rich tapestry of practices, from meditation and chanting to offerings and ceremonies. Beyond their surface, these rituals are deeply intertwined with materiality, forming a complex and meaningful relationship that merits exploration. On the surface, Buddhism emphasizes detachment from the material world, yet its rituals employ material objects and sensory experiences to enhance the spiritual journey. This apparent contradiction is a central .
Tibetan mandala tantric practices are used to cultivate and generate energy, and to bring about transformation and healing. Tibetan Mandala as a meditation tool Mandalas can be created with a variety of materials commonly including sand, paint or fabric (appliqué). According to the Tibetan teachings the mandala is a tool for working with the energies of the cosmos including : the bodythe mindthe spirit In other words, the mandala can help control inner feelings by accessing and channeling .
Vasudhara is named Shiskar Apa in Lahul and Spiti. She is comparable to the Earth goddesses Phra Mae Thorani in Theravada and Tai folk religion and Bhumidevi and Prithvi in Hinduism. She is also known as Goddess of Wealth and Abundance. Who is Vasudhara? Vasudhara (Tib. Norgyunma), the Buddhist bodhisattva of money, prosperity, and abundance, is a Buddhist bodhisattva of riches, prosperity, and abundance. She is revered in many Buddhist countries and is depicted in Buddhist art and .
The spirit of true charity is to offer something without expecting anything reciprocally for the gift. If a person expects some material benefit to arise from his gift, he/she is only performing an act of bartering and not charity. A charitable person shouldn't make people feel indebted to him or use charity to control over them. He/she should not even expect others to be grateful, for most people are forgetful though not necessarily ungrateful. The .
The Tibetan tantric yoga learning and practice is not like the regular yoga practiced in the West. It is a art of rLung and exercise of the mind purely based on spiritual growth, a tantric tradition of master Pundit Naropa and Lama Marpa Lotsawa. It removes the negative omens from the channels and chakras by physical positions and movements which harmonize wind and mind. The yoga practice helps stimulate the channels and chakras, and gives .
Buddha Mandalas painting is a religious piece of art. In the Buddhist and Hindu traditions, sacred art often takes as a mandala form. In Sanskrit, mandala or circle is known as a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, that represents the universe. Mandala is taken as sacred space and also as an abode of fully realized beings or deities. Buddha Mandala with 5 Dhayni Buddhas This painting shows the life of Buddha. Buddha mandala is an art either made .
Raja Yoga is a system which has been found to be most applicable to the mental and physical conditions in which we live. Raja Yoga has eight principles. These are: Yama—non-killing, truthfulness, non-stealing, continence, and non-receiving of any gifts Niyama—cleanliness, contentment, mortification, study, and self-surrender to good Asana—posture Pranayama—control of vital body forces Pratyahara—introspection Dharana—concentration Dhyana—meditation Samadhi—super-consciousness Yama and Niyama constitute the moral training without which no practice of Yoga will succeed. As this moral code becomes established, .
Mandala Home Decors are the home decorative products that are evolved with the concept of the mandala. In the present context, everyone likes the idea of mandala including the child, adult, and the elderly people. The concept of mandalas is used in the different field. The some of the most used concept mandala are listed below: Mandala curtainMandala wall hanging Mandala wall paintingMandala beach mat or yoga matMandala StencilMandala Floor Pillow CoversMandala cushion coversMandala BedsheetMandala Tapestry The main purpose .
Mandalas are believed to help us in different ways from focus, concentration to enhancing our spiritual growth. Mandalas can be found in varieties of the form including, paper paintings, canvas, tapestry, prints, necklaces and many more. Mandala paintings Mandala paintings are believed to be originated from the Himalayan and Tibetian Region. They are painted mostly by monks residing in the monastery and temples. These paintings are believed to be a great aid for meditation. Many other .
The word ‘Namaskar’ is derived from the Sanskrit root word "namaha" meaning paying obeisance (Namaskar) or salutation. It is believed to be started in India as a gesture to respect elders, salute gods, goddesses, Rishis, and so on. There are different kind of mudras that heal different parts of our body. Steps to do Namaste Mudra 1. Keep your hand on chest in namaste mudra. 2. Fingertips of both hands should touch respective fingers. 3. Certain hollow space is to .