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Thangka Painting art and Visualization practice

Thangkas are paintings of Buddhas, bodhisattvas, dharma protectors, and mandalas made on scroll canvas in Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition in Tibet. These thangka paintings are drawn with a specific form, expression, and symbolic meaning to communicate spiritual significance about the Buddhist historical narrative. The aesthetic purpose of these thangka paintings is to identify with […]

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HH Dalai Lama

A Portrait of His Holiness the Dalai Lama 14th – The Advocate of the Nalanda and Ancient Indian Tradition

By Nhan Vo, Researcher on Nalanda and HH Dalai Lama Introduction His Holiness the Dalai Lama 14th (HHDL) stands as a major figure in the 20th-21st century. His unique life journey includes leadership of the Tibetan nation, patriarch of the Gelugpa Buddhist lineage, Nobel Peace Prize winner (1989), erudite Buddhist monk, and author of numerous

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buddhist symbols and meanings

Buddhist symbols and their inspiring meanings

One of the world’s oldest religions, Buddhism, is a spiritual path deeply entwined with symbolism. It employs a rich tapestry of Buddhist symbols and imagery to convey profound teachings, inspire devotion, and lead its practitioners to enlightenment. These physical and metaphysical symbols offer a glimpse into the complex world of Buddhist spirituality. This article delves

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Buddhism Mudras

The Profound Language of Mudras in Buddhist Art and Practice

In the tapestry of Buddhism’s rich history and intricate symbolism, mudras stand as silent but profound communicators. These intricate hand positions, known as “mudras,” are not mere gestures but bridges between the mundane and the divine, the outer and the inner, the physical and the spiritual. They adorn Buddhist art and are integral to the

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Lin Rinpoche

The Significant Visit of Venerable Ling Rinpoche to Russia: Strengthening Global Harmony through Buddhist Teachings

The recent visit of His Eminence Ling Rinpoche to Russia on 22nd July 2023, holds immense significance for Buddhist communities both locally and globally. At the invitation of Khambo Lama Damba Ayusheev of Buryatia, Venerable Ling Rinpoche embarked on a short pastoral journey filled with spiritual blessings and teachings. The warm welcome from representatives of

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The beauty of Buddhism and “The Buddhist CEO”

(An insightful Interview with Mr. Thane Lawrie) 1. In your book, “The Buddhist CEO,” the protagonist, Hamish, has a chance encounter with a Buddhist monk that significantly impacts his life. Could you share with us the inspiration behind this story? What led you to explore the intersection of Buddhism and corporate leadership? I had always wanted

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Buddhism and Healing: The Power of Mind, Morality, and Traditional Medicine

Buddhism is a religion that advocates the best kind of medicine. The cycle of existence (samsara), which is the root cause of all illnesses, is said to be treated by the Buddha, who is revered as the Great Physician for all living things in the universe. Because our attitudes toward samsara are what cause all

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BuddhistCouncils

The Buddhist Councils and Summits : Preserving and Propagating the Dhamma

The Buddhist Councils and summits: Preserving and Propagating the Dhamma The Buddhist Councils hold significant importance in the history of Buddhism. These gatherings brought together esteemed monks and scholars to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings and address challenges faced by the Buddhist community. The councils were instrumental in preserving the authenticity of the Dhamma and disseminating

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