Mahakala: Miracles of Great Black and the Dalai Lama — three Men in Black, the Mahakala brothers, the Dalai Lama, and a crow

Crows and the "Men in Black" are recurring themes in many Tibetan Buddhist stories, especially in legends of Mahakala and the histories of the Dalai Lama. Both Mahakala and the Dalai Lama are emanations of Avalokiteshvara / Chenrezig. ...

Simhamukha Dakini, the supremely ferocious remover of obstacles, Sengdongma, snow-lion-faced Dakini, whose roar defeats all negativities, curses, obstacles or evil forces

Amongst the most powerful, rapid, and awe-inspiring of the Wisdom Dakinis is Glorious Simhamukha, the Snow-Lion faced Dakini. Her mantra is often the first one chanted when a yogi practitioner feels threatened by any crushing supernatural or psychological ...

Destroyer of Death Yamantaka: Buffalo-headed Vajrabhairava, supremely wrathful Yidam manifestation of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom

Death itself is conquered by this towering, wrathful deity, Yamantaka. Conquering death, and the cycle of samsaric suffering, is at the very heart of Buddhism. As the "death destroyer" Yamantaka symbolizes this aspiration, and his meditational deity practice ...

“Mind Jewel” Green Tara – a Highest Yoga Tantra practice of Chittamani Tara (Cittamani)

"Tara is the mother of all the Buddhas; when you practice Tara you become closer to Tara; you feel her motherly love. If Tara is good enough to be the mother of all the Buddhas, then she can ...

Guru Rinpoche’s advice for visualizing the deity: a how-to from Padmasambhava with advice from today’s teachers (with video how-to)

For many Vajrayana Buddhists, nothing is more difficult than generating (creating) a detailed, stable and complete visualization. Yet, at the same time, it is vital, as explained by Kunkhyen Tenpe Nyima: This is one of the primary functions ...

Shabkar’s Song of Practice: the entire path, from refuge to generation to completion in one song by one of the great sages of Tibet

Only a true visionary Yogi could distill a path that fills lifetimes and books into a single song. Such a Yogi is the great Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol, an emanation of the great Milarepa. Both were famous for their ...

Prayer Wheels 3.0 — “Mindful meritorious multi-faith mantra wheels” — Holy Land Prayer Wheels, guided by advice from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

Prayer Wheels are highly recommended for mindful, meritorious, Bodhichitta practice by many prominent Tibetan teachers from His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Kyabje Garchen Rinpoche. The great teacher Kyabje Garchen Rinpoche appears to have one spinning in his ...

Compassion, Wisdom and Power as Buddha, Bodhisattva, Heruka and Dakini — the most important aspects of practice as Enlightened beings

In Mahayana Buddhism, and especially Vajrayana, the three most important aspects of practice are Compassion (Karuna), Wisdom (Prajna) and Power (or activities). In non-dualistic terms, these are all simply Buddha. In dualistic terms, these appear and manifest as ...

Marici — “Ray of Light” Bodhisattva Goddess — protective Bodhisattva for “turbulent times”; aspect of glorious Mother Tara: includes Dharani mantra

Marici's most popular praise, written by the great Vidyadhara Jigdral Lingpa, states her most important role is  "to bring protection from fear in these turbulent times."[1] The turbulent times referred to was centuries ago, and sadly, we still ...

Amitabha Sutra: His practice is easy and welcoming, and his merits are so vast that all beings can benefit

"When I have attained Buddhahood, if those beings who are in the ten quarters should believe in me with serene thoughts, and should wish to be born in my country, and should have, say, ten times thought of ...

Inspired by Kyabje Garchen Rinpoche, Holy Land Prayer Wheels personalize Tibetan Prayer Wheels: interview with Micha Strauss

Over many years, Micha and Ayelet Strauss have made personalized prayer wheels for people around the world, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kyabje Garchen Rinpoche, and many other notable Tibetan teachers. Many teachers advocate prayer wheels as ...

Vajrakilaya: put a peg in it ! — Cutting the three poisons with the sharpest weapon: destroying ignorance, greed, and hostility with profound Vajrakumara

Vajrakilaya is the most "cutting" of wrathful meditational deities — a wrathful Heruka ('hero') emanation of glorious Vajrasattva. At the same time, he is the ultimate expression of Bodhichitta and compassion and love. He is the Heruka of ...
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