VAJRASATTVA

Vajrasattva – the Diamond, or Adamantine, being – is the main deity employed for purification by practitioners of all levels of tantra. Depending on which type of practice is being…

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VAJRAPANI

Vajrapani- He with a diamond scepter in Hand-is the embodiment of all the buddhas’ infinite power and is the first meditational deity in this series to be represented in wrathful…

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VAJRADHARA

To receive the blessings and inspirations necessary for the successful practice of highest yoga tantra, the qualified disciple is instructed to visualize his or her spiritual master as inseparable from…

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SAKYAMUNI BUDDHA

Shakyamuni Buddha-fourth of the one thousand founding Buddhas predicted to appear during the current econ-is shown seated on a jeweled platform upon which is a variously colored lotus supporting cushions…

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REFUGEE TREE

All the four sects Nyingma, Sakya, Gelugpa and Kagyi have their own refuge tree to display the spiritual lineage of their religious heritage. The Refuge tree is important to the…

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MEDICINE BUDDHA

The full name of the medicine Buddha depicted here is Bhaishjyaguru Vaiduryaprabha, the healing mater of Lapis Lazuli Radiance. Like Shakyamuni and Amitabha he wears the robes of a monk…

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MANJUSHREE

Manjushri-Smooth, Glorious, Melodiois-is the embodiment of all the buddhas’ infinite wisdom. He is golden orange28 in color and holds the flaming sword of wisdom in his right hand and in…

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MANDALA

The Mandala is known in Tibetan as Chilkhor dkayil ‘kor.’chil means ‘center’ and Khor means ‘circumference.’ Thus it denotes the complete cosmogram of the deity it represents. The Mandala is…

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KALACHAKRA MANDALA

The best known form of the Kalachakra mandala is the sand mandala, for which colored sand grains are painstakingly placed. This sand drawing represents a 3-dimensional palace of which every…

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Guru Rimporche

Padmasambhava the Lotus-born – popularly known as Guru Rinpoche, the Precious Master – is revered throughout the Himalayan ranges as Second Buddha. In invited from India in the eight century…

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