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Entries for month: December 2012

Vajra Nairatmya - Masterworks Added

December 30, 2012 ·

A gallery for Vajra Nairatmya has been added to the Masterworks Page.

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Chaturbhuja Mahakala - Masterworks Added

December 29, 2012 ·

A gallery for Chaturbhuja Mahakala has been added to the Masterworks Page.

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Avalokiteshvara Tigle Chu Drug - Added

December 28, 2012 ·

The meditation practice and mandala of the Tigle Chu Drug contains sixteen levels of deities and teachers progressing from the inside to the outside. The central figure is Avalokiteshvara. Believed by some to have originated with the Kadampa Tradition of Jowo Atisha, this system of practice remains controversial with many scholars considering it to be a mandala and meditation practice of Tibetan origin. Regardless of the controversy, the art associated with the Tigle Chu Drug is unique in composition and design.

1. Jinasagara Avalokiteshvara. 2. Namnang Gangchen Tso. 3. Jinasagara Avalokiteshvara. 4. Avalokiteshvara, one face, two hands. 5. Prajnaparamita. 6. Tubpa Dudul (Buddha?). 7. Chaturbhuja Avalokiteshvara. 8. Green Tara. 9. Krodha Tara. 10. Achala. 11. Atisha. 12. Dromton. 13. Maitreya. 14. Manjushri. 15. Vajradhara. 16. Dharmakaya.

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Machen Pomra - Images Added

December 27, 2012 ·

Additional images of Machen Pomra (Amnye Machen) have been added. Machen Pomra is the most popular mountain god of Eastern Tibet. (See Mountain Gods & Local Deities).

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Humans with Animal Attributes - Added

December 26, 2012 ·

Humans with Animal Attributes: There are at least three human figures that are depicted with animal characteristics. The first is Nagarjuna who is typically shown with five or seven snakes above the head. The second is Gyalwa Chogyang, a student of Padmasambhava, that is typically depicted with a green horse head atop his own head. The third is Shridhara, an Indian teacher sometimes included in sets of the Eighty-four Mahasiddhas. Shridhara is associated with the Chakrasamvara, Vajrabhairava and Yamari teaching lineages.

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Amitayus Buddha Masterworks Gallery - Added

December 26, 2012 ·

A gallery for Amitayus Buddha has been added to the Masterworks Page.

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Amitabha Buddha - Masterworks

December 26, 2012 ·

A gallery for Amitabha Buddha has been added to the Masterworks Page.

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Marichi: Goddess of the Dawn - Updated

December 23, 2012 ·

The Marichi Main Page has been updated with additional images and information.

The Goddess of the Dawn (Tibetan: ozer chen ma. Sanskrit: Marichi) is depicted in many different forms. Sometimes she rides a white horse through the sky, banishing the darkness and driving back the night with the orb of the sun in the outstretched right hand. More commonly, Marichi is yellow or red in colour, with three or more faces and six to twelve arms, seated on a chariot drawn by seven pigs, or horses, removing all obstacles to happiness and well-being. Her mood can be either peaceful or wrathful. The metaphor for spiritual practice and meditation is light, light overcoming darkness.

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Protector Deity Shangpa Karpo - Masterworks Added

December 22, 2012 ·

A gallery for the worldly protector Shangpa Karpo, has been added to the Masterworks Page.

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Vaishravana, King of the North - Masterworks

December 22, 2012 ·

A gallery for the worldly protector Vaishravana, King of the North, has been added to the Masterworks Page.

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