- Shakyamuni Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One
Shakyamuni Buddha, also known as Gautama Buddha, was a spiritual teacher who lived in ancient India and founded Buddhism. He was born in the Shakya tribe in present-day Nepal in the sixth century BCE, and since then, millions of people all around the world have been inspired by his teachings. Siddhartha Gautama, according to Buddhist legend, was protected from the harsh realities of life, but after leaving the confines of his palace, he saw the sorrows of old age, illness, and death. He was inspired by this encounter to give up his luxurious lifestyle and search for the meaning of […]
- Maitreya Buddha: The Future Buddha
Future Buddha who is expected to come to earth from Tushita Heaven. He is supposed to be passing the life of a Bodhisattva in the Tushita Heaven preparatory to his descent to earth in human form.
- Amitabha Buddha | Amitayus
The great savior Buddha is known as Amitabha (Sanskrit: “Infinite Light”), also known as Amitayus (“Infinite Life”), Japanese Amida, and Chinese Emituo Fo in Mahayana Buddhism, particularly in the so-called Pure Land sects. According to the Sukhavati-vyuha-sutras, which serve as the foundational texts for the Pure Land sects, a monk by the name of Dharmakara took several vows, the 18th of which stated that upon his attaining Buddhahood, all who had faith in him and invoked his name would be reborn in his paradise and would live there in bliss until they attained enlightenment. Dharmakara ruled as the Buddha Amitabha […]
- Zambala | Dzambala | Kuber | Namtse | God of Fortune, Wealth & Prosperity
Dzambhala, Dzambala, Zambala, or Jambala are all aliases for the God of Fortune and Wealth, Jambhala. He is, in fact, a Jewel family member. He is the emblem of good fortune and achievement. The Zambala is the Money Guardian. Kubera, a Hindu divinity, has been compared to him. He’s also thought to be the avatar of Avalokitesvara or Chenrezig, the Compassion Bodhisattva. Each of the five riches Jambhalas has its own ceremony and song for conquering poverty and ensuring financial stability. Jambhala or Kuber or Namtse is a Bodhisattva who bestows worldly and spiritual wealth, as well as a variety […]
- Vajra Yogini | Vajravarahi | Buddhism | The Powerful Divine Red Lady
Vajra yogini is defined as Vajravarahi, the women manifestation of the cognitive function ultimately rises to spiritual enlightenment in Vajrayana (Tantric Buddhism). Vajrayana emphasizes experience before speculation, although it does so in a novel way, employing words from scholarly philosophical Buddhism. Such technique entails using pictures from one’s everyday life to develop a better understanding of man’s existence, that is both deed (upaya) and awareness (prajna), which together strengthens each other. Vajra yogini is frequently described in a frightening shape, grasping a skull as well as a sword in her hands, her right leg extended outside, and her left leg […]
- Aarya Tara | Vasya Tara | Boddhisattva
Tara is an analogue of bodhisattva (“Buddha-to-be”) widely renowned in Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, and other Buddhist regions. Her Tibetan name is “Sgrol- ma” meaning “she who saves” with many avatars. Tara is a completely enlightened Buddha who made a vow in the distant past that after reaching complete enlightenment she would always appear in female form for the benefit of all beings. By iconographic category and hierarchy Tara is a meditational deity (ishtadevata, yidam) and her appearance is that of a peaceful deity, a Devi or “bodhisattva appearance.” – Vajrayana Buddhism. Tara was born from a tear of solicitude of […]
- Tara in Bodhisattva
Across both Buddhism and Hinduism, Tara is a feminine deity who epitomizes compassion and offers liberation from the sufferings of reincarnation and mortality. She is often invoked for security, wisdom, and escape from difficult situations and therefore is considered to have been created out the of tenderness for the struggling world. Tara is regarded as the female embodiment of avalokitesvara who himself is understood as the embodiment of compassion & compassionate wisdom. She is the second of ten Mahavidyas, or incarnations of the great Mother Goddess Mahadevi, in Hinduism (also known as Adi Parashakti as well as other names). The […]
- Compassionate Bodhisattva Chenrezig (Chengrechi)
Chenrezig is the most venerated of all Bodhisattvas, emulating the Buddhas’ kindness. He is the one who glances with an unflinching eye. In times of adversity and challenge. He hears to the pleas of all sentient beings. He is considered as Avalokitesvara. He pledges never to rest until he has succeeded in the liberation of all sentient creatures from samsara, but despite his best efforts, his mission is enormous. To successfully achieve out to those in need, his arms are fractured into numerous pieces to reach out to so many cries of anguish. He saw visions of eleven heads and […]
- Singing Bowl (Healing Therapy)
Many diverse societies have used sound healing techniques throughout history. Himalayan singing bowls are becoming increasingly popular in sound therapy these days. The bowls are comprised primarily of seven to twelve metallic elements, referred to as “bell metal.” They may also hold silver, gold, mercury, tin, lead, copper, and iron, depending on the type. RELAXATION AND RESONANCE IN SOUND HEALING Each bowl has a slightly distinct acoustic tone and frequency than all the others. And it can fluctuate from high to low if we strike the bowl in different areas. Therapists employ a variety of strategies to generate reverberation, relying […]
- Buddha Life
The Life of Buddha thangka paintings portray the most significant occurrences in Siddhartha’s life, identified as the “Twelve Great Deeds of the Buddha’s Life.” These works of art aren’t only depictions of the historical Buddha’s most important events; they’re also a visible representation of various conceptual components of Buddhism, especially the path to spiritual enlightenment. The Thangka Paintings of the Life of Buddha are more than just depictions of the major events in the historical Siddhartha’s journey to spiritual enlightenment. This article delves into the twelve significant events of Siddhartha Gautama’s life, which are split into three main phases: His […]
- Medicine Buddha Thangka | Sangye Menla | Bhaishajyaguru
Medicine Buddha is the healing Buddha who is believed to heal physical, mental and emotional ailments by reciting mantra.
Mandala is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point with spiritual and ritual significance.
- Tibetan Buddhism
Tibetan Buddhism inherited many of late Indian Buddhism’s traditions, including a significant emphasis on monasticism (Tibet previously had the world’s largest Buddhist monasteries), a sophisticated scholastic philosophy, and elaborate forms of tantric practice. At the same time, Tibet continued its legacy of powerful popular cults, absorbing a wide range of indigenous deities into the Buddhist pantheon, which was already growing.
- Basundhara | Vasudhara
Vasudhara (Basundhara), whose name means “stream of gems” in Sanskrit, is the Buddhist bodhisattva of wealth, prosperity, and abundance. Vasudhara (Basundhara), goddess of abundance is the consort of Kuber (Jambala), the god of wealth. She is popular in many Buddhist countries and is a subject in Buddhist legends and art. Originally an Indian bodhisattva, her popularity has spread to southern Buddhist countries.
- Wheel of Life | Bhavacakra
Wheel of Life is a complex symbolic representation of samsara in the form of a circle, found primarily in Tibetan Buddhist art.