Tibetan Thodgal Tigle A meditational rainbow mandala used during Dzogchen initiation in the Nyingma tradition of Vajrayana.

Tibetan Thodgal Tigle A meditational rainbow mandala used during Dzogchen initiation in the Nyingma tradition of Vajrayana.

Green Tara the Bodhisattva of compassionate action who manifests in female form. Tara's name is said to derive from the verb meaning "to cross" or "to traverse". In Tibetan Tara is Drolma which means "She Who Saves".

Green Tara the Bodhisattva of compassionate action who manifests in female form. Tara's name is said to derive from the verb meaning "to cross" or "to traverse". In Tibetan Tara is Drolma which means "She Who Saves".

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The ritual scepter (vajra, rdo-rje) and bell (ghanta, dril-bu) are the most important ritual elements in Vajrayana Buddhism. The vajra, from which Vajrayana Buddhism takes its name, symbolizes the active male aspect of enlightenment often equated with skillful means, compassion, or bliss. The vajra evolved from the thunderbolt-scepter wielded by the Vedic god Indra.

The ritual scepter (vajra, rdo-rje) and bell (ghanta, dril-bu) are the most important ritual elements in Vajrayana Buddhism. The vajra, from which Vajrayana Buddhism takes its name, symbolizes the active male aspect of enlightenment often equated with skillful means, compassion, or bliss. The vajra evolved from the thunderbolt-scepter wielded by the Vedic god Indra.

Vajradhara The founder of Vajrayana Buddhism, or Tantra, and the source of all the Tantric teachings. He is the same mental continuum as Buddha Shakyamuni but displays a different aspect. Buddha Shakyamuni appears in the aspect of an Emanation Body, and Buddha Vajradhara appears in the aspect of an Enjoyment Body. He also said that in degenerate times he would appear in an ordinary form as a Spiritual Guide.

Vajradhara The founder of Vajrayana Buddhism, or Tantra, and the source of all the Tantric teachings. He is the same mental continuum as Buddha Shakyamuni but displays a different aspect. Buddha Shakyamuni appears in the aspect of an Emanation Body, and Buddha Vajradhara appears in the aspect of an Enjoyment Body. He also said that in degenerate times he would appear in an ordinary form as a Spiritual Guide.

Tara (Sanskrit: तारा, tārā) or Ārya Tārā, is a female Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism who appears as a female Buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. She is known as the "mother of liberation", and represents the virtues of success in work and achievements. The most widely known forms of Tārā are: Green Tārā, known as the Buddha of enlightened activity White Tārā, also known for compassion, long life, healing and serenity; also known as The Wish-fulfilling Wheel, or Cintachakra

Tara (Sanskrit: तारा, tārā) or Ārya Tārā, is a female Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism who appears as a female Buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. She is known as the "mother of liberation", and represents the virtues of success in work and achievements. The most widely known forms of Tārā are: Green Tārā, known as the Buddha of enlightened activity White Tārā, also known for compassion, long life, healing and serenity; also known as The Wish-fulfilling Wheel, or Cintachakra

Daiitoku myōō or Yamantaka is the “lord of death” deity in Vajrayana Buddhism, riding a water buffalo from Japan

Daiitoku myōō or Yamantaka is the “lord of death” deity in Vajrayana Buddhism, riding a water buffalo from Japan

“Tara (Sanskrit: तारा, tārā) or Ārya Tārā, also known as Jetsun Dolma (Tibetan…

“Tara (Sanskrit: तारा, tārā) or Ārya Tārā, also known as Jetsun Dolma (Tibetan…

Vajradhara with lineage gurus and protectors The founder of Vajrayana Buddhism, or Tantra, and the source of all the Tantric teachings. He is the same mental continuum as Buddha Shakyamuni but displays a different aspect. Buddha Shakyamuni appears in the aspect of an Emanation Body, and Buddha Vajradhara appears in the aspect of an Enjoy¬ment Body. He also said that in degenerate times he would appear in an ordinary form as a Spiritual Guide.

Vajradhara with lineage gurus and protectors The founder of Vajrayana Buddhism, or Tantra, and the source of all the Tantric teachings. He is the same mental continuum as Buddha Shakyamuni but displays a different aspect. Buddha Shakyamuni appears in the aspect of an Emanation Body, and Buddha Vajradhara appears in the aspect of an Enjoy¬ment Body. He also said that in degenerate times he would appear in an ordinary form as a Spiritual Guide.

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