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Six-Armed Mahakala with Retinue and Monastic Lineage, 15th century watercolor & gold on cotton Tibet. A prominent protector of the Buddhist teachings, his rage is directed at negative forces—such as ignorance, hatred, and desire—that hinder a pursuit of the Buddhist path to enlightenment,

Six-Armed Mahakala with Retinue and Monastic Lineage

Common Religious Signs and Symbols: What Do They Mean?

The Meaning of Common Religious Signs and Symbols

The Wheel of Dharma is a Buddhist Symbol that represents several aspects of their teaching: concentration, moral discipline and wisdom.

Intro to Tibetan Buddhism http://www.corespirit.com/intro-tibetan-buddhism/ Tibetan Buddhism, the teaching of the Buddha as practiced and taught in Tibet, is at last becoming known to the world. Because of Tibet’s secluded location, the Buddhist tradition developed there for fourteen centuries in relative isolation, unknown or misunderstood by the outside world. A t...

Tibetan Buddhism, the teaching of the Buddha as practiced and taught in Tibet, is at last becoming known to the world.

Vajrayogini ~ Gentle & Wild

The Tantric Buddhist Goddess Vajrayogini promises her approval and blessings to the man who worships her in this way: 'Aho! I will bestow supreme success On one who ritually worships my lotus, which is the bearer of all bliss.

In Tibetan Buddhist and Indian Hindu/Buddhist traditions, Shambhala (also spelled Shambala or Shamballa is a mythical kingdom hidden somewhere in Inner Asia. Commonly it is understood to be a “place of peace/tranquility/happiness”. Shakyamuni Buddha is said to have taught the Kalachakra tantra on request of King Suchandra of Shambhala; the teachings are also said to be preserved there. Shambhala is believed to be a society where all the inhabitants are enlightened, actually a Buddhist Pure…

mandala Kalachakra thangka painted in Sera Monastery, Tibet (private collection)

Kalpa-The period of time between other creation and recreation of a world or universe. The four kalpas of formation, existence, destruction and emptiness as a complete period, is called maha kalpa or great kalpas. Each great kalpa is subdivided into four asamkhyeya kalpas or kalpas. Each of the four kalpas is subdivided into twenty antara kalpas, or small kalpas.

Samādhi- Deep concentration: the state of one pointedness of mind characterized by peace and imperturbability. Samadhi is also one of the Paramitas and is indispensable on the path to Bodhi.

Leonard Cohen narra la historia de “El Libro tibetano de los muertos” - Aleph

Narrated by Leonard Cohen! Part A Way Of Life & Part The Great Liberation According to Buddhist scholar and translator Robert Thurman (father of Uma), .

The center figure is a representation of Bodhidarma, also known as Daruma or Tamo. The traditional Daruma figure is a balanced figure that will not stay down if knocked over, it will right itself automatically. This automatic righting is representative of the Buddhist saying "Seven times down, eight times up". This is a common saying among early Jidokwan members. Traditional Daruma gourds, painting, wood carving, ceramic and window shutters from a temple all show the Otugi style.

The center figure is a representation of Bodhidarma, also known as Daruma or Tamo. The traditional Daruma figure is a balanced figure that will not stay down if knocked over, it will right itself automatically. This automatic righting is representative of the Buddhist saying "Seven times down, eight times up". This is a common saying among early Jidokwan members. Traditional Daruma gourds, painting, wood carving, ceramic and window shutters from a temple all show the Otugi style.

Saki-yama-hime’s themes are freedom, luck, prosperity and wealth. Her symbols are insects and the number 7.  The Japanese Goddess of fortune and abundance visits today’s festivities, freeing the insects, with Her lucky energy, especially for improving finances. In the spirit of the moment, She also provides a little serendipity to help free you from any burdens weighing you down.

Goddess Saki-Yama-Hime

This Chinese framed art print is a traditional styled print that works well in any room of your home. The story behind the Goddess of Wealth and how she brings good fortune to your home makes this an interesting piece to talk about with others.

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