Tea House: Interviews, Commentary, Reviews, Poetry
Jamyang London Buddhist Centre
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
The phurba is a ritual dagger used in Tantric practices. It is used to protect against negative energies and to promote positive change. The phurba is not to be used for violence or harm, and should only be used for ritual purposes. It is a powerful tool for protection and should be used with care and respect. Origin of Phurba in Tibet The renowned Buddhist master Padmasambhava, who was initiated by the Indian sage Prabhahastin, is said .
The stupas of Kathmandu valley are unique in their architecture and cultural relevance. They are a feat of intricate craftsmanship and artistry. From the domes, to the pillar bearing an umbrella to the beautiful doorways and the wisdom eyes (painted on most stupas in Nepal) all portray exemplary techniques. Stupas not only remind us of the splendor of the art and architecture of the past, they also have great religious and spiritual significance in .
Tsangpa Karpo is a wrathful worldly protector of Tibet. Tsangpa Karpo was a dynasty that dominated large parts of Tibet from 1565 to 1642. It was the last Tibetan royal dynasty to rule in its own name. The regime of Tsangpa Karpo was founded by Karma Tseten, a low-born retainer of the prince of the Rinpungpa Dynasty and governor of Shigatse in Tsang (West-Central Tibet) since 1548. Tsangpa is known as gTsang pa in Tibet. Iconography of .
Dudul Dorje is known as 13th Karmapa. Dudul Dorje is able to teach the word of the Buddha to both humans and animals. He was the head of the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. Dudul Dorje was born in Champa Drongsar and recognized by Gyaltsab Rinpoche at the age of four. He received an education in the monastery from the age of eight by both the Kagyu and the Nyingma schools. Dudul Dorje became head of .
Shakyamuni Buddha and Akshobhya Buddha are both important figures in Buddhism. Both are considered to be enlightened Buddhas who have achieved enlightenment and are revered as teachers of the Dharma. The main similarity between Shakyamuni Buddha and Akshobhya Buddha is that they both represent the same core teachings of Buddhism. They both emphasize the importance of meditation, mindfulness, and compassion in achieving enlightenment. Upon initial inspection, Shakyamuni Buddha and Akshobhya Buddha may appear to be alike; .
Vajrapani is one of the earliest and most recognizable characters of Buddhist art. He is known for carrying a vajra scepter and being a close attendant to the historical Buddha according to the Mahayana Sutras. In Vajrayana, Buddhism Vajrapani is entrusted to safeguard all of the Tantra literature and in this regard, he is known as Guhyapati - the Lord of Secrets. Different Forms of Vajrapani Vajrapani manifests in a variety of forms and looks, ranging from placid .
Guhyasamja is one of Vajrayana Buddhism's most fascinating, difficult, and essential personalities. It combines various important tathagata Buddhas, 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 Anuttarayoga tantra. Guhyasamaja has two main traditions, the Arya (Nagarjuna) Lineage, and the Jnana (Jnanapada) Lineage. There are three principal iconographic forms of Guhyasamaja; Akshobhyavajra (blue), Manjuvajra (orange), .
In Pure Land Buddhism, a form of East Asian Buddhism, Amitabha is the most important buddha. Amitabha is distinguished in Vajrayana Buddhism for his longevity, which attracts Western characteristics such as discernment, pure perception, and purification of the aggregates, as well as a deep awareness of the emptiness of all occurrences. Who is Amitabha Buddha? Amitabha Buddha is also known as Amitayus Buddha. According to Mahayana Buddhist scriptures, Amitabha Buddha is a celestial buddha. Amitabha Buddha Mantra The .
Sitatapatra is known as a protector against supernatural danger in Buddhism. She is venerated in both the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions. She is also known as Usnisa Sitatapatra. Sitatapatra is a powerful independent deity emanated by Gautama Buddha from his Usnisa. Sitatapatra is known as Sanskrit Dug Kar mo in Tibet. and Sitatapatra is also known as The White Parasol, Crown Ornament of the Buddha in English. Iconography of Sitatapatra Sitatapatra is white in color with 1000 faces, .
Ratnasambhava is the yellow Buddha of the southern quarter. His name means "jewel born". His emblem is the Ratna jewel, symbolizing the Bodhicitta, the highest value of the Buddhist. The mantra is om Ratnasambhava tram.. Who is Ratnasambhava? Ratnasambhava is one of Mahayana and Vajrayana or Tantric Buddhism's Five Dhyani Buddhas (or "Five Meditation Buddhas"). Ratnasambhava Mantra The mantra of Ratnasambhava is om Ratnasambhava tram. Siddham Mantra of Ratnasambhava Siddham Mantra of Ratnasambhava Tibetan Uchen Mantra of Ratnasambhava Tibetan Uchen Mantra .