This represents our motivation on the path.
This Paramita is our devotion to cultivating the other five. It’s the one that really keeps us inspired to continue rather than giving up. 261 more words
“Machig Labdrön” is one of the most well-known female Tibetan Buddhist teachers and lineage holders, who lived in 11th century Tibet. She practiced and taught “Chöd” (meaning ‘cutting through ego’), which is a unique ritual-based practice for transforming the inner ‘demons’ that inhibit enlightenment: … 6 more words
In nearly all religions there are higher beings, gods, goddesses, Bodhisattvas who provide the quality of compassion and healing. For example Tara, Guanyin, Avalokitesvara, etc. but also Western angels, saints and so on have this “function”. 406 more words
Avalokiteshvara is identified through the antelope skin over his left shoulder and the lotus design on his bracelets and armbands. The flat, almost squashed, lotus base with very broad petals is very different from the various standard Swat Valley styles but there is a 7th century dark bronze statue from Pakistan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (published in a previous post) with a similar type of base and also with the same draping of the dhoti and the same necklace. 19 more words