Inspirational and Educational blog about Buddha statues & Buddhism. During the last 10 years, we have written a number of articles which are mentioned in this blog. We have written about many Buddhist sites, temples and also about Hindu & Buddha statues.
Even the Buddhist arts along with the Buddhist architecture of Tibet are very much influenced by other nearby countries. The architectural structures and Buddhist arts were localized according to their cultures. The Tibetan Buddhist architectural can be broadly categorized as temples, stupas, monasteries, and caves.
Dakini are regarded as the spirits in Vajrayana Buddhism. Dakinis are often represented as consorts in Yab-Yum representations. Dakinis have appeared in not just Buddhism and its branch but also in other ideologies. In Hindu ideology, the dakini have appeared in the medieval legends in India.
Buddhist Deity, Vajra Tara is also popularly known as Mahacinatara and is one of the 21 Taras present in the Buddhist scriptures. The other names for Bodhisattva Vajra Tara are Blue Tara, Vajra Tara, Ugra Tara, and Ekajati or Ekajata. It is believed that Bodhisattva Vajra Tara along with Bodhisattva Palden Lhamo is one of the most powerful and fierce goddesses of Vajrayana Buddhism.
Buddhist Deity- Kongorikishi is two enraged, muscular guardians of the Buddha standing at the entrance of many temples which houses Buddha statues. These Buddhist deities are seen only in the Buddhist temple that follows East Asian Buddhism. It is believed that the Bodhisattvas, Kongorikishi is Dharmapala manifestations of the Bodhisattva Vajrapani, the oldest and most powerful Mahayana Buddhist deity.
Vajrasattva is a Buddhist deity or Bodhisattva in the Mahayana Buddhism, and Vajrayana Buddhism. The name Vajrasattva means "Diamond Being" or simply "Thunderbolt Being", and in other words, vajra is closely related to tantric Buddhism, often called as the Tantric Buddhist Being. This Buddhist deity is majorly mentioned in two of the most popular Sutra: Mahavairocana Sutra and Vajrasekhara Sutra.
Buddhist meditation refers to the meditative practices as according to the Buddhism and Buddhist philosophy As the teaching of Buddha was preserved in Pali Canon and other Buddhist canons, the core meditation techniques are also preserved in the ancient Buddhist canon Due to increase in popularity, these techniques have been proliferated and diversified when it is transmitted from teacher to student
Losar is a Buddhist festival celebrated by the people who follow the Tibetan Buddhism. This festival is celebrated on the first day of the lunisolar Tibetan calendar. Therefore, it occurs on various dates depending on location and tradition and corresponds to a date in February or March in the Gregorian calendar.
Mahayana Buddhism is one of the branches of Buddhism which also includes numerous schools of practice These schools of Mahayana Buddhism have been established with the focus on various Buddhist sutras, philosophical treatises, and commentaries Again these schools have their own Mahayana meditation techniques for the purpose to attain enlightenment
The oldest material based on meditation according to the Theravada Buddhism is stated in the Pali Nikayas and the texts such as the Patisambhidamagga These texts on meditation provide commentary to the meditation sutta like the Anapanasati Sutta Likewise, there is an early Theravada meditation manual named Vimuttimagga as well which was published in a 1st or 2nd century But the meditation manual, Visuddhimagga was written by Buddhaghosa is regarded as the most influential presentation
In order to attain or accomplish the four complete purities, the follower of Vajrayana Buddhism relies on certain techniques which usually termed as the tantric techniques These tantric techniques are rooted in scriptures such as tantras and various tantric commentaries and treatises
Nepal has developed its own unique art and architectural designs over the period of time. Early in the history, Nepalese art has been highly influenced by the religion. Hence we can see religious subject matter almost in all the arts developed by the Nepalese artists.
Tibetan Buddhism is the form of Vajrayana Buddhism which got its name after the name of the region, Tibet Tibetan Buddhism is practiced not only in Tibet but also in other parts of the world Along with following the teachings of Buddha, Tibetan Buddhism also applies Tantric practices and aspires to Buddhahood Tibetan Buddhism has majorly four schools Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, and Gelug
Newar community constitutes of primarily Indo-Aryan and Tibeto-Burman ethnicities which follows Hinduism and Buddhism as the religion with the common language, Nepal Bhasa. Newars who follows Hinduism observe Newar Hindu Culture while Buddhist Newars observe Newar Buddhist Culture.
Jokhang Temple is a most sacred and important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Barkhor Square, Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. The other name for Jokhang temple is the Qoikang Monastery, Jokhang Monastery, and Zuglagkang. The temple was built with the mixed architectural style of Indian Vihara, Tibetan and Nepalese style.
Swayambhunath is one of the scared ancient Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal situated at the hill in the west direction of Kathmandu city. This pilgrimage site for Newar Buddhists occupies a central position while for Tibetan Buddhists, it places in the second position after Boudha.
Namo Buddha is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site of Nepal. Namo Buddha stupa is situated about 40 km to the south-east of Kathmandu city. It is believed that the stupa was built over bones and hair of Prince Semchen Chenpo which stands on the slopes of the Gandhi Malla hill.