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Manjushri

Bodhisattva Manjushri

Manjushri, meaning ‘beautiful glory’, is a meditational deity of Vajrayana/Tibetan Buddhism, considered a fully enlightened buddha. He is typically classified as a wisdom deity, associated with insight, who promotes development of wisdom, knowledge, language, and memory skills.

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Guru Rinpoche

Guru Rinpoche

Guru Rinpoche (the Precious Guru), also known as Guru Padmasambhava (Lotus born), is a seminal figure in Buddhism, instrumental in the establishment of Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet in the 8th Century CE. Praying to Guru Rinpoche is believed to help in the development of inner power, and the removal of bad karma and suffering.

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Vajrasattva

Vajrasattva

Vajrasattva, is the main deity employed for purification by practitioners of all levels of tantra. Vajrasattva also goes by Dorje Sempa རྡོ་རྗེ་སེམས་དཔའ་, meaning “diamond being”. Vajrasattva meditation is the primary cleansing practice recommended by Vajrayana Buddhism. It is also used to purify any broken vows made by a disciple to their tantric master. Going beyond personal practice, the Vajrasattva mantra is believed to purify karma, bring peace, and instigate enlightened activity on a wider scale.

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green tara

Green Tara

Green Tara is regarded as the mother of all Bodhisattvas, a lover of all sentient beings. She is associated with enlightened activity, helping people pass beyond earthly existence. Green Tara grants refuge from all things which may obstruct, or cause trouble. She also embodies many qualities of the ‘feminine’, known as the mother of mercy and compassion, giving relief from bad karma.

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White Tara

White Tara

White Tara (Sitatārā) is a Bodhisattva of compassion and action, associated with practices designed to lengthen one’s lifespan and to overcome life-threatening challenges. She is worshiped by practitioners of Vajrayana Buddhism to develop the qualities of compassion (karuṇā), loving-kindness (mettā) and emptiness (shunyata).

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Chenrenzig

Bodhisattva Chenrezig / Avalokitesvara

Chenrezig is a form of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, also known as 4 armed 6 Syllable Avalokitesvara, he embody the compassion of all Buddhas. Chenrezig is the white Buddha form which represents the enlightened mind’s loving kindness and compassion. His name literally means “One who looks with unwavering eye”.

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kalachakra

The Meaning Of Kalachakra

A complex practice of meditation that helps overcome the harmful effects of karma and helps you attain enlightenment to benefit others is called Kalachakra. It is a practice from the deepest levels of tantra, anuttarayoga. There is a whole encyclopedia of ancient Indian science incorporated in the literature of this technique that benefits people despite them having different beliefs.

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buddha shakyamuni

Shakyamuni Buddha Mantra – Om Muni Muni Mahamuni Shakyamuni Soha

The mantra of the historical Buddha named Siddhartha Gautama is known as the Sakyamuni mantra. The term “Sakyamuni” means the ‘sage of the Shakyan clan’. This is referred to the man who was born in the late Vedic era into the clan and later came to be known as the Buddha. The mantra stands for the pious heart of the Buddha and so the yogis who recite this mantra are believed to absorb the essence of the Buddha’s sacred heart. The mantra has also come to be known as the Heart Mantra of the Great Sage.

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om mani mantra

Om Mani Padme Hum – The Meaning and Benefits of the Mantra

Om Mani is one of the few most–famed Buddhist mantras that most Asian Buddhists, mainly the Tibetans, put their firm believe in and recite regularly. The mantra has 6 syllables and so is also popularly known as the Great 6 Syllable Mantra. Some also know it by the name ‘Gwan Yin Mantra’ and it is called that because it is among the mantras from Gwan Yin, also known as Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva.

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