From a Wang Du Thangka the magnetizing deities (left to right) Chenrezig (Padmapani), Amitabha (top) Hayagriva (right) and Vajradharma (bottom.)

Wangdu Great Cloud of Blessings: the 9 Magnetizing Activity Yidams of the Padma Buddha family: Amitabha, Kurukulla, Chenrezig, Hayagriva, Vajrayogini, Vajradharma, Padmaraja, Chakrasamvara, Guhyajnana

Lord Gizo descends to hell on a lotus throne to help those suffering in hells. He is beloved all over Asia as the protector of children. He also taught "demons" in his compassion, transforming them with the Dharma.

Transforming demons; “Get thee behind me Mara!”: how Buddhism exorcises demons; transformation but no destruction

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche spinning a Dharma Wheel at a Higher Yogic teaching on Vajrayogini. Garchen Rinpoche is famous for compassionately spinning the wheel everywhere he can.

Buddha on Dharma Prayer Wheels: “defilements will be purified and the face of the deity will appear”; Guru Rinpoche: you will “be able to attain mystic powers…”

The Ashtamangala, Eight Auspicious Symbols of the Buddha.

Ashtamangala: the Meaning of the 8 auspicious symbols Of Buddhism

Photo of a hand holding a Mala, by Chelsea shapouri on Unsplash

Buddhism 108: Much more than the number of beads on a mala

Buddha Tarot by Robert Place features the life and journey to Enlightenment of Siddartha Buddha as the major Aracana, in place of the "fool's journey" to spiritual enlightenment.

“Yoga for the west” How Tarot can map to almost any spiritual path — including Buddhism — as meditative art. Part 2 of a series

A lion face in a monastery in Ladakh India.

The Lion’s Gaze and the Lion’s Roar: Padmasambhava, Milarepa and Buddha’s lion wisdom even more relevant in today’s hectic world

Namkha Rinpoche with a  Phurba. Namkha Rinpoche is Rigdzin Pema Tuthob's root guru.

Phurba or Kila: the most potent of wrathful ritual implements in Vajrayana Buddhism, symbolizes the Karma activity of the Buddhas

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