Category Symbols

This category describes all the related , etc. A symbol is a mark, sign or word that indicates, signifies, or is understood as representing an idea, object, or relationship.

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Buddhist religious clothing, amulets & talismans

In Buddhism, religious clothing is not required however, many Buddhists choose to wear special clothing as a sign of respect for the Buddha and his teachings. It is important to remember that the purpose of religious clothing is not to show off or to attract attention, but rather to express respect and reverence for the Buddha and his teachings. Buddha taught that the path to enlightenment is within each of us, and that we all have .
A Thai Dhamma wheel at Wat Phothivihan, Tumpat, Kelantan

Buddhist symbolism – From representation to auspiciousness

is the use of to represent certain aspects of the Buddha's (teaching). Early Buddhist symbols which remain important today include the Dharma wheel, the Indian lotus, the three jewels and the Bodhi tree. Anthropomorphic symbolism depicting the Buddha (as well as other figures) became very popular around the first century CE with the arts of Mathura and the Greco-Buddhist art of Gandhara. New symbols continued to develop into the medieval period, .
A gyalpo dharmāpala in peaceful aspect, Gangteng Monastery

Tibetan Buddhist mythology – Stories and characters

Tibetan mythology refers to the traditional as well as the religious stories that have been passed down by the Tibetan people. Tibetan mythology consists mainly of national mythology stemming from the Tibetan as well as religious mythology from both Tibetan Buddhism and Bön Religion. These myths are often passed down orally, through rituals or through traditional art like sculptures or cave paintings. They also feature a variety of different creatures ranging from gods to .
Tibetan map of the Kizil Caves, Tarim Basin. 13th century CE

Languages written in Tibetan script

The Tibetan script is a segmental writing system (abugida) of Indic origin used to write certain Tibetic languages, including Tibetan, , Sikkimese, Ladakhi, Jirel and Balti. It has also been used for some non-Tibetic languages in close cultural contact with Tibet. The printed form is called uchen script while the hand-written cursive form used in everyday writing is called umê script. This writing system is used across the Himalayas, and Tibet. The script is closely linked .
Akshobhya and Shakyamuni Buddha

Akshobhya and Shakyamuni Buddha Comparisons

and are both important figures in . Both are considered to be Buddhas who have achieved and are revered as teachers of the . The main similarity between Buddha and Akshobhya Buddha is that they both represent the same core of Buddhism. They both emphasize the importance of , , and in achieving enlightenment. Upon initial inspection, Shakyamuni Buddha and Akshobhya Buddha may appear to be alike; .

Representation of Dragons in Tibetan Culture

has the largest tradition of Dragon which dates back more than 7000 years. are not just mythical stories or just some curiosities. They are part of life and . The of dragons are everywhere from the beginning of Tibetan and the importance is still up until today. In Tibet, Dragon is considered as one of the dignities. There is a total of four dignities. Tiger, , and the  .

Throat Chakra – Express your authentic voice

The  is the fifth , also known as the Vishuddha Chakra, is the energy center located between the collarbones and the larynx in the neck. There are seven major in the internal system of the human that align the flow of our  (energy). If one of the is imbalanced, it can cause illness or disease. , , and can assist with chakra imbalances and blockages. The Throat Chakra is associated with our ability .
Tara Yantra

All about Tara Yantra

Goddess holds the second significant position among all the ten, Dus . The Goddess Tara is the almighty Goddess of decimates all malevolent, is invulnerable and expels idleness, numbness, and haziness from the lover's life. The word Tara means ‘star’ and it symbolizes light. Thus, Goddess Tara as ‘light’ is known to guide, carry over, overcome and conquer hurdles for acquiring , attain powerful speech and acquire the qualities of learning. Goddess Tara is .

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 path .

The Dark Armies of the Dharma

Avalokitesvara, 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 .