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, is called as Lamaism, branch of that evolved from the 7th century CE in . It is based mainly on the rigorous intellectual disciplines of Madhyamika and Yogachara and utilizes the practices that developed in Central and particularly in Tibet. also incorporates the monastic disciplines of early and the shamanistic features of the indigenous Tibetan , .

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Long Life Dakini Mandarava

Mandarava Thangka Painting
is also known as The Long Life Mandarava. Mandarava was the virtuous, and beautiful princess daughter of the royal couple in Zahor. Mandarava is also known as, , . She is along with . She is one of the two principal consorts of great 8th century Indian teacher , a founder-figure of , described as a ‘’ by many practitioners. Birth Place of Mandarava Mandarava was .

Yogini Yeshe Tsogyal – Mother of Tibetan Buddhism

Yeshe Tsogyal
Tsogyal was the Mother of . Some sources regard her as a wife of , Emperor of . Her main consort was , a founder-figure of the tradition of . She is known to have revealed terma with Padmasambhava and was also the main scribe for this terma. Later, also hid many of Padmasambhava’s terma on her own, under the instructions of Padmasambhava for future generations. .

Depicting the Pehar Gyalpo with 3 Geluk Masters

Pehar Gyelpo
According to myth, Gyalpo Pehar ( : རྒྱལ་པོ་དཔེ་ཧར ) is a spirit belonging to the gyalpo class. When arrived in in the eighth century, he subdued all and put them under control of Gyalpo Pehar, who promised not to harm any sentient beings and was made the chief guardian spirit of during the reign of Trisong Deutsen. The protector deity is depicted with three Geluk .

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 .

Depicting the Painting of Machik Labdron and Chod Refuge

Machik Labdron and Chod Refuge
This is mid-20th-century of Machik Labdron and the Chod refuge field displaying teachers and deities. Painting Chart N°1  Asaṅga was “one of the most important spiritual figures” of and the “founder of the Yogacara school”. Traditionally, he and his half-brother are regarded as the major classical Indian exponents of Mahayana , Vijñanavada (awareness only) thought and Mahayana on path. N°2 The lineage of .

Who is Padmasambhava?

For 2,500 years have considered with awe the achievement of . What induces such tremendous respect in them is not just that he gained , but that he did so without a teacher. Contemplating the difficulties that the had to overcome has given a very great appreciation of the value of a spiritual teacher. As developed, and the three yanas unfolded, the role and significance of the spiritual teacher .

The Lineage Tree – visualization of Refuge Tree

has such a unifying symbol, known variously as a Refuge assembly, Field of Merit, or . It is known as a Refuge assembly because it is a visualized gathering of figures representing the three Refuges. It is known as a Field of Merit because by visualizing a great array of figures and then making to them, and by performing other skillful actions, such as committing oneself to  .

The Dark Armies of the Dharma

, the Lord of , gazes out across the world, his white radiance soothing the of living beings. With one pair of hands, he clasps to his heart the wish-fulfilling gem of his to eradicate the world’s pain. In his upper left hand, he holds of spiritual receptivity, the to leave the mud of and reach up toward the of true . Above his head, we sense .

Yidam – Peaceful and Wrathful Buddhist deities

In , it will not be long before to hear someone talk about their . Especially if they have been meditating for some years you will gather from the way they talk that it is something of the greatest importance for them. This word literally means oath, , or promise, and connotes the deity to whose you are committed to whom you are linked by a promise or vow, .

Depicting the Painting of Shakyamuni with Geluk Masters

Shakyamuni with Geluk Masters
This 18th-century depicts with primordial , and , and Geluk . Painting Chart N°1 Maitreya Maitreya is regarded as a future Buddha of this world in eschatology. In some Buddhist literature, such as the and Sutra, he is referred to as Ajita. According to Buddhist tradition, Maitreya is a bodhisattva who will appear on in the future, achieve complete , .