Showing posts with label Buddhism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Buddhism. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Men Building Chorten In Nepal

a Lamaist shrine or monument

Friday, October 27, 2017

Inside Phullahari Monastery

Taking its position in northside foothills of Boudhnath which was opened in 1992. In 1992 November 16 the 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche body was brought to Pullahari from Rumtek Monastery after dissolved his mind into a sphere of Dharmakaya.
The 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche in 1986 accepted a land offer from third Dilyak Dabzang Rinpoche (1929 – 1992) and agreed to established a 3-year Mahamudra retreat center as promised. Name this as "Pullahari" after lord Naropa’s monastery in Bihar. He also made a decision to relocated Rigpe Dorje Institute project to Pullahari from Sarnath, India.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Kye Gompa in Kaza

Kye Gompa (spelled Ki, Key or Kee ) is a Tibetan Buddhist religious community situated over a slope at an elevation of 4,166 meters above ocean level, near the Spiti River, in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul and Spiti area, India. Kye was attacked again by the Mongols during the 17th century after 14th century, a reign of Fifth Dalai Lama.
Monastery has a collection of ancient murals, books, and images of Buddha. It has three floors, first, one is underground mainly used for storage purpose, one floor is beautifully decorated Assembly Hall and cells of monks and one room with richly painted murals.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Wall Lo Manthang

Date: 16th Century -Choede extension 1710
Owner: Privatized Wall
Type: Wall/Defensive
The wall of Lo Manthang is one of the main attraction of the town. The wall was for a defensive purpose and keeping the town from cold wind outside. The wall used to surround by mani wall. Damdrang, the land between wall and mani wall, used to plant trees. In the 20th century, the land was privatized and houses were started to build on the Damdrang. Many openings through the wall have a weekend wall but restoring...

Luri Cave Monastery

Date: mid 14th century
Type: Cave/Monastery
Use: Worship
Luri Monastery was built in the middle of the 14th century when Kagyupa sect of Tibetan Buddhism trying to establish itself in Lo and remains only one Kaguypa sect monastery. Because of bad conservation Luri no longer series of interconnected caves covering different floors. The main caves are reached via a small timber ladder, decorated with murals to s small sanctum. The left of the main entrance of Luri cave leads to other stupa carved of rock called Kalung.  Luri Cave Monastery need more conservation work.
The old cave of monastery is in bad condition but newer monastery which is built further down the river is in good shape. Luri monastery is the main attraction in Upper Mustang, lies on the eastern bank of Kali Gandaki. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Vajra

Vajrayana is the last period of evolution and development of the Buddhist thought. It is made of philosophy and meditation and highest stage of Buddhist teaching. The Vajra is the main part of Vajrayana which is part of Hindu mythology. In Sanskrit Vajrayana means “Thunderbolt” or a Diamond Vehicle, in ritual, the Vajra is used so it is called Vajrayana. It is a symbol of thunder and lightning as well as a symbol of an indestructible diamond.

The symbols of Vajrayana Buddhism
Two aspects of Vajra Symbolism

The Five pronged vajra as the mandala of the five Victor Buddhas: there are mirrored mandalas at each end, one is being phenomenal and other being noumenal
The nine-pronged Vajaraas the mandala of the fice Victor Buddhas and their female aspects, the Buddha Prajnas: there are a number of variations according to specific mandalas

The Vajrayana way of Life: Center Around strong emphasis on incantations, hand gestures, and diagrams of the deities and the cosmic forces. It also focuses on teaching, one can be taught this way of life only a master

View of Annapurna Range

Viewing Annapurna Massif from The Tibet Section Lamjung Himal (6983 m), Annapurna II (7937 m),  Annapurna III (7555 m),  Annapurna IV ...