Buddha-Aspects, Meditation Deities, Heavenly Buddhas

Origin of mantra Karmapa Chenno

Here I would like to share with you a story about the origins of Karmapa Chenno mantra. The Karmapa mantra has originated at the times of 8 th Karmapa Mikyo Dorje (1507-1554) in context of teaching about "Calling the Lama from afar." It is believed sounds of this mantra are directly connected with the enlightened mind of HH Karmapa and carry its enlightened qualities and...

Ratnasambhava - Wisdom of Equality and Abundance

Buddha Ratnasambhava (in Tibetan Rinchen Jungne) is one of the principal 5 Dhyani Buddhas in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. Ratnasambhava represents the wisdom of equality and transforms all inner feelings of pride into vision of equality and equanimity. His name “Ratnasambhava” can be translated as “born from the jewel” or "Origin of Jewels."

Akshobhya - Buddha with Mirror-like Wisdom

Akshobhya Buddha ("Immovable One") in Tibetan Buddhism is the embodiment of 'mirror-like knowledge' : knowledge of what is real, and what is illusion, or a mere reflection of actual reality. Buddha Akshobhya mantra is considered an effective remedy for purifying ones negative karma, somewhat similar to Dorje Sempa mantra.

1000 Armed Chenrezig and what he represents

Thousand-Armed Chenrezig, Avalokiteshvara, is a Sambhogakaya Buddha manifestation, a pure, subtle manifestation that is the union of prana and mind and not simply a fantasy form. Chenrezig represents the pure power of enlightened energy. Such form inherently exists in the pure nature of mind and can manifest to everyone, because pure Buddha nature is the nature of all sentient beings.

Manjushri - the Prince of Wisdom

Manjushri is a bodhisattva or Buddha-aspect who represents wisdom. Usually Manjushri is depicted as a young approximately 16 years old Indian prince, because his wisdom is not just some learned knowledge, but the highest intuitive wisdom. He is sitting on the lotus flower holding aloft a sword in his right hand, symbolising how he is cutting off the darkness of ignorance, duality and limited worldly...

Amitayus - Buddha of Limitless Life

Buddha Amitayus or Buddha of Limitless Life is a Buddha aspect or a deity associated with meditations and mantras for a long life. Amitayus is in Mahayana and Vajrayana considered another form of Buddha Amitabha, Buddha Amitayus. The major Mahayana sutras describing Amitayus are the small and large Sukhavativyuha where he is teaching beings in the Pure Land of Amitabha, and the Amitayurdhyana sutra.

Amitabha - Buddha of Limitless Light

We have to speak about Buddha Amitabha or Buddha of Limitless Light, when we talk about Buddhist concepts on death. It is believed that after a death all Bodhisattvas, Realized ones and who have practiced Buddhism and been familiar with the inner light of Buddha consciousness are going to the Pure Land of Buddha Amitabha. His name means "Limitless Light"

Medicine Buddha Sangye Menla

In the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions the Medicine Buddha Sangye Menla takes a special place in the hearts of devotees. Specializing in the curing of diseases, both physical and mental – of which confusion is the root cause – the Medicine Buddha is also the Buddha of wisdom. His healing acts are only prelude to Supreme Enlightenment for those who learns about his vows or...

Praises to 21 Tara

The ultimate nature is often described as our true Mother. It is she who gives birth to and develops our own enlightened mind. In Buddhism this principle is represented by the female Buddha Mother Tara. It is Tara who reveals herself in different forms and qualities of the enlightened mind, helping us to overcome all fears and difficulties on the way. One of the root...

Tara - Mother of Tibetan Buddhism

Tara (Sanskrit:तारा, tārā; Tib. སྒྲོལ་མ, Drolma), the female Buddha, is considered the other most revered Bodhisattva in Tibetan Buddhism, next only to Chenrezig. In Tibetan Buddhism it is believed that Tara practice was given by Buddha Shakyamuni together with the Vajrayana teachings about the Nature of the Mind and buddhist tantra. It bacame very popular in India and later with the Guru Rinpoche was brought...

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