Lung-gom-pa is an esoteric skill in Tibetan Buddhism that is believed to enable practitioners to run for extended periods of time without tiring.
This technique is similar to those used by Kaihōgyō monks in Japan and practitioners of Shugendō.
Like so much about Tibet, Lung-gom-pa running remains something of an enigma.
Enlightenment through physical endurance
Lung-gom-pa, also known as "tibetan marathon runners," is a form of spiritual training within Tibetan Buddhism.
This practice involves intensive spiritual training, .
Chöd practice is a practice developed by a Tibetan woman teacher named Machig Labdrön in the 11th century.
What is Chöd?
Chöd is a confrontation process with fear and then pushing through it to achieve freedom.
In other words, Chöd is a practice of feeding, not fighting, that which assails us.
In the traditional practice, you are transforming your body into a nectar and then feeding it a series of guests (fears).
Who can practice Chöd?
The type of person .
The Bagmati River is a sacredbody of water to Hindus. A holy dip in the Bagmati river is said to free people from all the sins they have committed in this lifetime. There are numerous legends surrounding the formation of the river and the creation of temples on its banks.
Along with the great Pashupatinathtemple, Gokarneshwar, also known as Gokarna is one of the holiest places located on the banks of river .
In popular lore, the god of time and death, KaalBhairava was considered to be the judge, jury, and executioner in ancient times. Anyone accused of the crime was made to stand before Kaal Bhairava for judgment.
Bhairava in the Indra Jatra festival
Under sunny skies, huge crowds packed the Durbar square in Kathmandu to witness the Indra Jatra festival. Among the many dazzling attractions, is a religious practice of the chariot procession of the living .
Prince Siddhartha Gautama was born in the 5th or 6th Century BC in Nepal. In his 20s, the prince experienced realities of the outside world that led him on a quest for enlightenment. He left the palace to search for it and eventually attained enlightenment. It was then that he became Buddha.
Until he died at the age of 80, Buddha taught many people how to achieve enlightenment. His doctrines eventually became what is known .
Vajrakilaya (Dorje Phurpa), also known as Vajrakumara (Dorje Zhonu, Youthful Vajra), is a wrathful Herukagod who represents all the Buddhas' enlightened action. Vajrakilaya is one of the Nyingmatantras' eight Heruka deities. GuruPadmasambhava's personal meditational deity is Vajrakilaya. When several hurdles appeared in his path, he engaged in meditation on Vajrakilaya.
Who is Vajrakilaya?
Vajrakilaya is the Buddha Vajrasattva's wrathful form. He is distinguished by the fact that he wields the phurba dagger (see .
Our teacher, the fourth guide of this fortunate eon, the incomparable lord of sages, Sakyamuni, gave infinite teachings as means to enter the Dharma of the causal and resultant vehicles, in accordance with the particular temperaments, spiritual faculties, and attitudes of disciples. Nevertheless, they may all be included within the three vehicles, which, in turn, may be further subdivided into nine successive stages.
The General Sutra says:
The ultimate definitive vehicle
Certainly appears as three in number:
Navaratri, the Sanskrit word for "nine nights", also called Durga Puja is a major festival held in India for the honor of the divine feminine. There are two festivals of Navaratri: Chaitra Navaratri and Sharad Navaratri or Maha Navaratri. Chaitra Navaratri occurs during the spring season.
Rama Navami, the birthday of great Lord Rama, usually falls on the ninth day of Chaitra Navaratri and thus, Chaitra Navaratri is also known as Ram Navaratri. In the .