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About Vajra

is a scepter symbolizing and skillful means, and also a symbol of indestructibility. In , the vajra is the necessary counterpart of the , which symbolizes the of emptiness.
Vajra and bell are a set where both have the same number of spokes. Their number varies from one to one thousand, yet the most commonly known are the five-spoked ones called “ vajra and bell” and the nine spoked called “wisdom vajra and bells”. The size of the vajra can vary from 4 inches to twenty, and the bell should be in proportion.

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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, .

Explaining Buddhist Deity Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara

Shristhikantha is a meditational form of Avalokiteshvara. Avalokiteshvara is a originally arose from the Sutrayana tradition of , and later as a tutelary deity of the tradition. Life of Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara,  after that, the short of Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara itself. Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara is the bodhisattva of surrounded by fifteen emanated from .

The power of all Buddhas – Vajrapani Krodha

Krodha has five according to a lineage. Vajrapani Krodha is known as a wrathful meditational deity. Vajrapani Krodh is representing the power of all . The reverse of the of Krodha Vajrapani is decorated with a drawing of a to represent the of all ones. Each of the figures of human teachers and deities is mar marked with the three letters, ‘ ah hum’, representing the .

Fierce Buddhist Deity – Black Hayagriva

Black Hayagriva is the wrathful activity deity of () Family of . Black Hayagriva is a fierce activity deity of the Family. Black Hayagriva is from the Revealed Treasure Tradition of Chowang. Black Hayagriva is known as tam drin in . Black Hayagriva is also known as the Black Horse Necked One in English. of Black Hayagriva In the iconography of Black Hayagriva, we are going to .

Describing Buddhist Deity Vajrayogini in the form of Vajravarahi

appearing in the form of is one of the most popular female deities found in all traditions of . In this guise, she actually has either a single boar’s face, or two faces or heads, two or more hands, and legs, red, yellow, or black in color, standing in a dancing posture, or both legs down. Vajravarahi Vajrayogini is accompanied by 24 , Chakrasamvara above, and two monastic figures .

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 .
Explaining Padmasambahava 8 Forms: Senge Dradog

Eight Manifestations of Padmasambhava: Senge Dradog

Senge Dradog is the eight from the set of Eight Manifestations of .  Senge Dradog is an idealized wrathful form of the Indian teacher Padmasambhava representing the power of all . Life of Senge Dradog In this section, we are going to learn about the Life of Senge Dradog, after that, the short etymological description of the word Senge Dradog itself. Senge Dradog is known as defeats the attackers on  .

Interpreting Buddhist Protector Panjarnata Mahakala

Panjarnata is the protector of the cycle of . The and of Panjarnata Mahakala are found in the 18th chapter of the Panjara Tantra which an exclusive ‘explanatory tantra’ to the Hevajra Tantra itself. Life of Panjarnata Mahakala In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Panjarnata Mahakala, after that, the short etymological description of the word  Panjarnata Mahakala itself. Panjarnata Mahakala is the main .

Interpreting Buddhist protector Begtse Chen

Chen is known as the main protector for the Hayagriva cycle of practice. Begtse Chen is a and the lord of war in origin a pre- war of the . Begtse Chen is known as the Great Coat of Mail in English and Begtse Chen is also known as  Atma in . The of Begtse Chen In the iconography of Begtse Chen, we are going to learn about his .

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 .