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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Thangka of Tara

Here we can see a Thangka of the female Bodhisattva, Tara. She represents the virtue in success and achievement in work.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

The Holy Mantra

Below is the Holy Mantra of Avalokiteshvara written in Tibetan saying Om Mani Padme Hum. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's definition of the Holy Mantra is "By the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha".

Thangka of the Wheel of Life

Here we can see a Thangka of the Bhavachakra, the Buddhist wheel of life said to have been designed by Shakyamuni Buddha himself to help people better understand the Buddhist teaching.

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya, India

Below is a photograph of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India. It was here that Shakyamuni Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Thangka of Vajrapani Bodhisattva

Here is a Thangka of Vajrapani Bodhisattva, protector and guide of the Buddha, also to symbolize the power of the Buddha:

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Lumbini Museum, Lumbini, Nepal

Here is a picture of the Museum in Lumbini, Nepal. Lumbini was the birthplace of Shakyamuni Buddha.


The Buddhist Wheel

Here is a picture of the Buddhist Wheel of Law; its eight spokes represent the eightfold path as laid down by the Buddha.