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The Dalai Lama Lineage through the Himalayan Arts

is the most recent in the huge line of lraders of branch of . He is considered to be an exemplification of or , of , and thus the defender of . are realized beings inspired by a wish to realize for the advantage of all sentient beings, who have vowed to be reborn within the planet to help humanity. In 1578 the Mongol ruler .

Appearances and Identifications of Vajrapani

is one of the earliest and most recognizable characters of . He is known for carrying a  scepter and being a close attendant to the historical according to the Mahayana . In , Vajrapani is entrusted to safeguard all of the literature and in this regard, he is known as Guhyapati – the Lord of Secrets. Different of Vajrapani Vajrapani manifests in a variety of forms and looks, ranging .
1st Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa Thangka Painting

1st Karmapa Lama – Dusum Kyenpa

Dusum Khyenpa is known as the 1st . Dusum Khyenpa is the founder of the (Kamtsang) branch of the Tradition. Dusum Khyenpa was born in Kham He served as of after and founded the . He is becoming the seat of the incarnate Karmapa . Dusum Khyenpa was the founder of the school and of its three main monasteries: Kampo Nenang Gon in 1164, .
Guhyasamāja Thangka

All about Guhyasamaja Tantra

Guhyasamja is one of ’s most fascinating, difficult, and essential personalities. It combines various important , into one sculpture. It is predominantly is call Akshobhayavajara which is the form of Akshobhaya buddha. Guhyasamja is the foremost meditational deity of the Method-father class of . Guhyasamaja has two main traditions, the Arya () Lineage, and the (Jnanapada) Lineage. There are three principal iconographic of Guhyasamaja; Akshobhyavajra (blue), (orange), and .

Goddess of Wealth and Abundance – Vasudhara

is named Shiskar Apa in Lahul and Spiti. She is comparable to the in Theravada and Tai folk and Bhumidevi and in . She is also known as Goddess of  and Abundance. Who is Vasudhara? Vasudhara (Tib. Norgyunma), the of money, , and abundance, is a of riches, prosperity, and abundance. She is revered in many Buddhist countries and is depicted in  .

6th Karmapa – Tongwa Donden

The birth of the 6th , Tongwa Donden (1416-1453), at Ngomto Shakyam near Gon in east , 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 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, .

All you need to know about Brahmarupa Mahakala

Brahmarupa is the outer form of Chaturmukha Mahakala.  He is the special protector of the and the 2nd main protector of the School. Brahmarupa, a benign form of the wrathful deity Mahakala, is shown as a bearded nomadic ascetic, sitting on a corpse, wearing a bone apron, and holding a thighbone trumpet and a skull cup. A protector of the Sakya school of , he is credited with introducing .

3rd Panchen Lama – Lobsang Dondrup

Gyalwa Ensapa Lobzang Dondrup is the pre-incarnation of the . Gyalwa Ensapa Lobzang Dondrup was a . He was posthumously recognized as the third Panchen . Gyalwa Ensapa Lobzang Dondrup was born in 1505 AD. Gyalwa Ensapa Lobzang Dondrup is known as the lama in life prior to being recognized as the . Life of Lobsang Dondru Lobsang Dondrup was known to have spent more than 20 years .

Tibetan spiritual leader – Lama Dragpa Gyaltsen

Dragpa Gyaltsen was a and the third of the Five Patriarchs of . He was also known as the of the famous . Dragpa Gyaltsen was a Tibetan spiritual leader and the third of the Five Sakya Patriarchs of Tibet. He was also the guru of the famous Sakya Pandita. Dragpa Gyaltsen was born in 1147. Dragpa Gyaltsen is known as rje Btsun Grags pa Rgyal mtshan in .

Bon Deity – Shenlha Okar

is the most important deity in the Yungdrung tradition of . He is counted among the “Four Transcendent Lords”. Shenlha Okar Tsog Shing is the field of deities for the accumulation of merit. Shenlha Okar is said to have created the world with the help of nine brother or nine cosmic who appear as war gods or Drala.  He is also considered a god of with many parallels .