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Intergalactic Buddha: if Buddha was an alien from another planet, galaxy or dimension — or alternate reality — what would he be like? Compassionate and wise, regardless of illusory appearances.

In the Lotus Sutra (chapter 25) Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva can take any shape, personality or manifestation — whatever is most suited to the beings to be helped. In the Flower Garland Sutra, Buddha teaches that there are unlimited universes, dimensions, and realities — and a Buddha in each one of them. If we...
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TARA DAY in 2022 — Puja and mantra practices to bring the swift saving and healing activity of Tara into your life

HAPPY TARA DAY! Every day is Tara day, although typically we celebrate especially on the eighth day of the lunar month  —  Oct 3, 2022 this month — is auspicious for Tara practice. The second auspicious day for Tara Puja is on the Full Moon Day, which is also Medicine Buddha Puja...
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Sutras: 10 Helpful ways to enjoy and learn more from reading Buddhist Sutras; tips for creating your own Sutra-Sutta reading club

Over 2,500 years ago, Siddhartha Gautama had a series of profound realizations that led him to become the Buddha, the Awakened One. In order to share his insights and knowledge with others, he began teaching and giving lectures, which were eventually compiled into texts called Sutras or Sutta (in Pali). Today, Sutras...
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October Dharma Dates 2022 — Meritorious Practice Days and Events

OCTOBER 2022 3 Tara Puja Day and Medicine Buddha Puja Day Also good for Fire Puja, Naga Puja, Precepts. About Tara Puja Day 5 Daka Tsog and Guru RInpoche Padmasambhava Day Anniversary of Guru Nyima Ozer, a manifestation of Guru Padmasambhava. About Guru Rinpoche 9 Medicine Buddha and full moon Full moon...
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VIDEO: Vajrapani Documentary: indestructable hand of the Buddha. All about the “Lord of Secrets”; ends in 108 mantras

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P88Jmwt_ADE   Why does Vajrapani Bodhisattva's name mean "indestructible hand of the Buddha?" Why is he also called the "Lord or Secrets"? Why is Vajrapani one of the three most important Bodhisattvas? Come along with us now as we get to know this wrathful emanation of Vajrapani, the embodiment of the power...
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Early view: Vajrapani Documentary for Supporting Members (ad free HD)

Why does Vajrapani Bodhisattva's name mean "indestructible hand of the Buddha?" Why is he also called the "Lord or Secrets"? Why is Vajrapani one of the three most important Bodhisattvas? Come along with us now as we get to know this wrathful emanation of Vajrapani, the embodiment of the power of all...
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Podcast: Vajrapani, indestructable hand of the Buddha: Documentary plus 108 chanted mantras!

  Why does Vajrapani Bodhisattva's name mean "indestructible hand of the Buddha?" Why is he also called the "Lord or Secrets"? Why is Vajrapani one of the three most important Bodhisattvas? Come along with us now as we get to know this wrathful emanation of Vajrapani, the embodiment of the power of...
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PODCAST: Vajrapani’s powerful mantra — protective power 108 times chanted with short intro

  Description In Buddhism, Bodhisattva Vajrapani's ultimate power activity mantra is famous for its inspiring benefits — protecting, strengthening and empowering our practice. His mantra is the highest expression of ultimate activity, or karma. Listen or chant along with the Sanskrit version of his mantra — famous for cultivating power, chanted beautifully...
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FEATURED VIDEO: Medicine Buddha Healing visualization, practice and mantra with Ven. Zasep Rinpoche

A beautiful visualized and guided short (16-minute) Medicine Buddha meditation and "mini teaching" from Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, from the learning video series from Buddha Weekly. CONTENTS with Timecodes below.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5MpjfQh7XU CONTENTS BY TIME 00:00 Introduction 00:43 Rinpoche leads meditation on Medicine Buddha Healing Practice 01:21 Visualizing the Medicine Buddha (in...
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Video: Vajrapani’s powerful mantra — protective power 108 times chanted beautifully with meditative images

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVBreJSkDxE In Buddhism, Bodhisattva Vajrapani's ultimate power activity mantra is famous for its inspiring benefits — protecting, strengthening and empowering our practice. His mantra is the highest expression of ultimate activity, or karma. Listen or chant along with the Sanskrit version of his mantra — famous for cultivating power, chanted beautifully by...
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Member Video: Patrons and Members: Vajrapani 108 Mantras beautifully chanted with meditational images

In Buddhism, Bodhisattva Vajrapani's ultimate power activity mantra is famous for its inspiring benefits — protecting, strengthening and empowering our practice. His mantra is the highest expression of ultimate activity, or karma. Listen or chant along with the Sanskrit version of his mantra — famous for cultivating power, chanted beautifully by Hrishikesh...
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Podcast Vajrasattva’s 100-syllable purifying mantra 21 times in Sanskrit beautifully chanted!

  Buddha taught us how to purify obstacles, obscurations, negative karma, and even disease, through Vajrasattva meditation, visualization, and mantras. Chant along the 100-syllable Sanskrit mantra, here beautifully chanted by Hrishikesh Sonar, with the meditative images of Vajrasattva. Visualize all of your negativities, obstacles, and diseases purified by glorious white light. Listening...
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Buddha Weekly’s Special Section

Tara, Mother of all Buddhas

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Loving face of the Mother of All Buddhas Green Tara. Detail from art by Ben Christian.
Karma Mother

How does Tara Help?

Tara, like any Mother, is ready to jump to our aid, even in mundane areas of life. She is the “practical Buddha” — the “Karma Mother” — the Buddha most active in our lives. Her Sanskrit name translates as “a star by which to navigate” — and like a star, she is always with us whenever we look for her.

Tara 6 Tara Victorious Over Three Worlds Trailokya Vijaya Tara.
Tara on YouTube

21 Taras Mantra Video Playlist

An entire playlist of every one of the mantras for the 21 Taras. Don't miss the amazing Tara mantra chanting of Yoko Dharma for the each Tara of the 21 Taras according to Surya Gupta lineage. One video with many repetitions and visualized images for each Tara. The final video is the English-translated 21 Praises to Tara sung in English.

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