Eight Verses of Training the Mind of Geshe Langri Tangpa — Complete Concise Path of the Bodhisattva

Geshe Langri Thangpa. The Eight Verses of Training the Mind by Gesha Langri Thangpa is the most concise teaching on Lojong, or "training the mind," in Mahayana Buddhism — and at the same time, in eight precise verses ...

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

Marici, Enemy of all Maras, Goddess of the Dawn. This statue is painted as a Dharma practice, by Buddha Weekly's Creative Director. "Homage to her, the great enemy of the māras! Utterly invincible, vanquisher of all!" Marici's most ...

Five Wisdom Dakinis: “The source of the five activities is the dakini” —Padmasambhava: full feature, documentary video and more

Three of the Five Wisdom Daknis, art by Laura Santi. (See detailed art below for each of the Five Dakinis in the detailed section. Laura Santi's art can be found at Laura Santi Sacred Art on Etsy>> What ...

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

"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 ...

Smorgasbord Vajrayana: visualizing countless mandalas — exploring the vast universe filled with Buddhas

It can seem like Vajrayana's approach to visualizing countless Buddhas and Bodhisattvas is a smorgasbord approach to Buddhism. This isn't as terrible a metaphor as it seems. For people with different tastes, a single menu meal may not ...

Transforming all ten poisons with the skillful psychology of Buddhist Vajrayana — the creative approach to practice

The symbolism of Vajrayana spans every facet of life — and imagination — from the mundane, to love-making, to demon-slaying, to wrathful conquering. Every aspect of practice is expressed in visualization — in the vast expanse of imagination ...

How can Kalachakra meditation help to relieve our suffering? Why is Kalachakra considered to be the highest yoga meditational form of Shakyamuni Buddha?

Why is Kalachakra practice recommended by great Buddhist teachers such as the Dalai Lama in these difficult times? Why is Kalachakra considered to be the highest yoga meditational form of Shakyamuni Buddha? How can Kalachakra meditation help to ...

21 Mother Taras — the unlimited forms of compassionate activity with mantras and visualizations

Why are there so many forms of Tara? Why is the glorious saviour Bodhisattva Tara so diversified in appearance: peaceful, powerful, attractive, wrathful, and whirling with activity? Why isn’t Tara seen as a serene, meditating Buddha? How can ...

The glorious story of Milarepa: evil, revenge, redemption, ordeals, doing what’s right — the grand epic of Enlightened Sage Mila “The Cotton Clad”

Milarepa's history is an epic story of grand scope — the essence and beauty of his story remain undiminished by time. With themes of evil and redemption, perseverance, and doing what’s right, Milarepa’s story grips both devout Buddhist ...

The eleven aspects of Manjushri — kind, wrathful, protective, teaching and “beastly” — white, yellow, black; father, mother, spiritual child

Manjushri is the “master of the Seven Buddhas” and the “mother of the Buddhas” — and also the “child” of the Buddhas — according to Ajatasatruraja Sutra: “Manjushri is the father and mother of the Bodhissatvas, and their ...

Where is Buddha? Where are Purelands? Where is the most Sacred Place? “Your mind” is where you’ll find Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

Is Bodh Gaya the Holiest Place on Earth for Buddhists? Although it is certainly special, it is not the most sacred place on earth. Chamtrul Rinpoche tells us where we'll find the Holiest Place in the entire Universe: ...

Cham Dance in Tibetan Buddhism and Vajrayana: What is it and why is it important for Losar and other special occasions

The Cham Dance is a special Buddhist ritual dance that is performed in order to drive away evil spirits. It is an important part of Tibetan Buddhism and culture, and has been passed down for centuries. The dance ...
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