Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Green Tara in Buddhism

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Tara means "star" in Nepali word or "she who ferries across," is a Bodhisattva of compassion who manifests in female form. In Tibetan languange, Tara is known as "Dölma". Tara is one of the the Female deity in Buddhist Pantheon, and probably the most popular goddess in the Buddhism religon. Regarding the practice of Tara, she is the  the twelfth bhumi enlightenment and she represents compassion in action, since she’s in the process of stepping from her lotus throne in order to help sentient beings. Tara is the manifestation of the compassion of all the Buddhas of the three times. She is also the goddess who carries out and accomplishes the enlightened activities of the Buddhas.

Green Tara is known for wealth. There are 21 Tara. 3 Tara are popular named Green Tara, White Tara and Red Tara. It is considered that she is the goddess of universal compassion who represents virtuous and enlightened activity. It is believed that Tara is born from tear of Bodhisatwa of Compassion, Avalokiteshwor. White Tara is born from the left and Green Tara from the right. Tara is believed to protect the living beings while they are crossing the Ocean of Existence and Suffering. The mantra of Green Tara is OM Tare Tutare Ture Swaha.

                                            

White Tara of Buddhism




Tara is the Female deity of the Buddhist Pantheon, and probably the most popular goddess in the Buddhism religon. White Tara is known for education.There are 21 Tara. 3 Tara are popular named Green Tara, White Tara and Red Tara. It is considered that she is the goddess of universal compassion who represents virtuous and enlightened activity. It is believed that Tara is born from tear of Bodhisatwa of Compassion, Avalokiteshwor. She is born from the left and Green Tara from the right. Tara is believed to protect the living beings while they are crossing the Ocean of Existence and Suffering.
 The mantra of White Tara is OM Tare Ture TutareBajra Satu Aa HungWhite Tara  is symbol of perfect purity, with representing transcendent wisdom. The White Tara is represented seated, with legs locked, the soles of the feet turned upward [lotus posture]. She wears the same garments and ornaments as a Bodhisattva, and her hair is abundant and wavy. Her right hand is in 'charity' mudra, and left holding the stem of the full-blown lotus, is in 'argument' mudra. She generally has third eye of foreknowledge, and eyes on the palms of her hands and soles of her feet, symbolizes sensitivity.
 She is also have Mortal base in Historic persons, Tara is known as Bhirkuti, who married to the Great King Srong-tsan-gam-po,   She is married to Tibetan Lamaism believed that Tara is incarnate in all good women of the Nepali and Chinese Princess and credited with introduction of Buddhism to Tibet. Tara holds a very prominent position in Nepal and Tibet.

Conch shell


Conch shell is known as Sankha which is  an offering vessel, or we can see lord Vishnu and other gods are also holding shankha in their hands. It is used both of hindu and Buddhist religion. According hindu religion,it is known as Sankha goddess. Sankha is a symbol of Lord vishnu in Hindu tradition, Conch shell extensively used in wars by ancient time.

Dipankara Buddha in Nepal


Dipankara words come from 'deepa" which meaning is lamp.  He is the first celebrated among twenty-four Buddhas. His right hand generally forms a protection mudra (abhaya mudra), and often with both hands.
 In a past kalpa, King Arcishtra lived at Dipavati which is his capital city name .  Dipankara was a Bodhisattva in Tushita heaven during the same kalpa.  Dipankara Buddha is believed to have lived on this earth for over 100,000 years.
 Like all other Buddhas, Dipankara is typically depicted with short curly hair, ushnisha, urna and long earlobes.  Sometimes his right hand is in the abhaya mudra.  When in a triad he is typically flanked by two Bodhisattvas. Their hearts were filled with fear and they looked for Buddha to save them.  Dīpankara is generally represented as a sitting Buddha, and seated himself on a lion to teach the law.Dīpankara is rarely depicted alone; one of the  Bamiyan Buddha, destroyed by the Taliban government in Afghanistan in 2001.

Amitabha Buddha in nepal


Amitabha Buddha is also known as Amita or Amida Buddha, probably is the best among  Dhyani Buddhas.  Amitabha Buddha is also known as “Amitayus,” “infinite life.” “Amitabha” means “infinite light.” He is the Buddha of the Western Land of Ultimate Bliss.  Amitaha's body is the color of gold. The splendor of his hallmarks has no peer. The light of his brow shines 'round a hundred worlds,Wide as the seas are his eyes pure and clear.

Amitabha Buddha was a king  long time  ago who renounced his kingdom to become a monk. Called Dharmakara Bodhisattva, the monk practiced diligently for five eons and realized enlightenment and became a buddha.  He is seen as mercy and wisdom His hands are in a meditation mudra with the lotus symbol, representing gentleness and purity.

Amitabha Buddha reigns over Sukhavati, the western paradise, also called the Pure Land. Those reborn in the Pure Land experience the joy of hearing Amitabha teach the dharma until they are ready to enter Nirvana. He is sometimes pictured in between the bodhisattvas Avalokiteshvara and Mahasthamaprapta.

Vairochan Buddha in Nepal


Vairochan Buddha  grants wisdom of the Dharmadhatu and enlightenment.  The mantra of Vairocana is OM VAIROCANA HUM. The Buddha Vairocana represents the embodiment of Dharmakaya ("Truth Body") or Wheel turning mudra .  VAIROCANA Buddha   is the white Buddha at the centre of the Mandala.  The image shown is a kind of generic Vairocana depicted in bhikṣu's robes with his hands in the Dharmacakra,  His mudra is wheel turning which alludes to his teaching of the Dharma which is poetically referred to as "turning the wheel of the Dharma". With Tathāgata - Buddha Family. The largest of the famous  Bamiyan Buddha in Afganistan. Over time, the worship of Vairocana in East Asia was gradually superseded as an object of reverence by Amitabha Buddha, due in large part to the increasing popularity of Pure Land Buddhism.




Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pancha Buddha dance

Manjushri, God of Divine Wisdom

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Venezuela's Chavez names Maduro vice-president


CARACAS, OCT 11 - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez named former bus driver and current Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro as his new vice president on Wednesday in the first cabinet change since his re-election on Sunday.
Maduro, 49, replaces Elias Jaua, who will run for the governorship of Miranda state against defeated opposition presidential candidateHenrique Capriles in the South American OPEC member's December gubernatorial elections.
Maduro, a union leader at Caracas' public bus service and foreign minister since 2006, has long been seen as a possible successor to Chavez along with several other senior allies.
He was frequently at his side in the most critical moments of Chavez's year of cancer treatment since mid-2011.
The possibility of a recurrence of the disease hangs over Chavez despite a surprisingly vigorous campaign before his convincing win by 11 percentage points on Sunday.
"I don't recommend anyone the vice president's job," Chavez joked, naming Maduro during the formal proclamation of his presidential win by Venezuela's election board.
"Putting up with me is not easy!"
The affable Maduro's working-class background gives him more appeal than other officials among Chavez's supporters. He was elected in 2000 to parliament, where his combative defense of Chavez's socialism turned him into a favored protege.
"He was a bus driver. How they mock him, the bourgeoisie," said Chavez, who depicts his socialist government as a protector of the masses against an evil capitalist elite.
Away from the government celebrations of Sunday's vote, losing presidential candidate Capriles has been seeking to rally Venezuela's crushed opposition for the December local elections.
"BACK ON MY FEET"
Capriles, the energetic Miranda state governor, said he had put Sunday's loss behind him and urged opposition supporters to keep faith and help hold back the ruling Socialist Party at local level in December's gubernatorial elections across the nation.
"On Sunday I felt really down, I'm one of those people who can't hide their feelings," said Capriles, who won 44 percent of the vote compared to 55 percent for Chavez.
"Now I'm back on my feet ... The tears have dried up," Capriles said at a three-hour news conference late on Tuesday.
A business-friendly lawyer and career politician widely seen as the opposition's best leader of the Chavez era, Capriles, 40, plans to run for re-election in Miranda.
Having beaten a heavyweight Chavez ally for that post in 2008, Capriles will now take on another senior loyalist, Jaua, in the highest-profile race of the December 16 elections. He will formally launch his candidacy on Friday, his office said.
Members of the opposition coalition control seven of 23 states, and they hope to increase that number in December.
But Chavez's candidates will gain momentum from his victory, especially as he won in all but two states.
"We've lost one game. But we're over it and now we Venezuelans have to think about the next one," added Capriles.
In the campaign, Chavez never referred to Capriles by name. He savaged his rival daily as a "pig," "loser," "sycophant," "fascist," "nothing" and "candidate of the ultra-right."
FRIENDLY CHAVEZ
Yet the president appeared impressed by Capriles' quick acknowledgement of defeat and telephoned him on Monday.
"I took the telephone and thought 'Gosh, let's see which of the nicknames he's going to use.' At last he called me by my surname," Capriles said with a smile.
"I told him 'Mr. President, with all due respect, I hope we are not going to continue hearing insults and derogatory terms' ... . He told me I had made a great effort, and that I should get some rest, and that I had pushed him hard."
Having won the most votes against Chavez of the last four presidential elections and galvanized the once-fractured opposition, Capriles looks like its obvious head right now.
But there is no guarantee he will retain that status.
Other ambitious opposition leaders of his 40-something generation, like Zulia Governor Pablo Perez or former Caracas District Mayor Leopoldo Lopez, may be sizing up their own chances at a 2018 presidential bid.
An opportunity could come sooner should Chavez's cancer reappear and force him out of office. That would trigger a new election if it happened in the first four years of his six-year term. Chavez, 58, has ruled Venezuela since 1999.
Capriles, who has avoided mentioning Chavez's recent battles with two cancerous tumors beyond wishing him good health and a long life, has dropped plenty of hints that he plans to remain the opposition's driving force.
"I am going to continue going around Venezuela. There are lots of places I was unable to visit," he said of his grueling campaign of hundreds of visits to villages, towns and cities.
"I left my heart on the road, and I'll do it again ... . No one is unbeatable."
Posted on: 2012-10-11 08:47 

Buddhist organisation list




  • H.E. Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche


  • Dharmachakra Centre - Rumtek


  • Government of Tibet in Exile


  • Kagyu Samye Ling  -  Scotland


  • Karma Triyana Dharmachakra 


  • Thrangu House - Oxford


  • The Holy Island Project   -  Scotland


  • Karmapa Trust - Denmark


  • Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche


  • Kagyu Samye Dzong London  -  England


  • Dharma Fellowship of H.H. Karmapa


  • Kagyu Monlam Chenmo


  • Vajra Vidya Foundation  - Canada


  • His Holiness Karmapa Center - France


  • Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche


  • Tara Abbey  - Kathmandu


  • Thrangu Tashi Chöling - Frankfurt


  • Tergar Monastery - Bodhgaya, India


  • Kagyu Droden Kunchab  - San Francisco


  • Karme Thekchen Choling  - Vancouver


  • Pema Chodron


  • Vajra Vidya Foundation  - Canada


  • Karma Tekchen Zabsal Ling - Montreal


  • Gampo Abbey  - Nova Scotia, Canada


  • Nitartha International  -  New York


  • Rangjung Yeshe Institute - Kathmandu


  • Shenpen Ösel -  Seattle


  • Kagyu Thubten Chöling - New York


  • Taipei Vajra Vidhya Buddhist Center


  • Ratnashri Dharma Centre - Malaysia


  • Karmê Chöling  - Vermont 


  • Kagyu Thegchen Ling  - Honolulu


  • Kagyu Shedrup Chöling -  South Florida


  • Shambhala International


  • Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies


  • Nemdho Tashi Choeling Monastary


  • Siddhartha's Intent - Vancouver


  • Benchen Phuntsok Ling  - Belgium


  • Tricycle's Dharma Center Directory


  • Tibet Foundation - London


  • Thrangu Rinpoche Guesthouses - Asia


  • Simhanada---The Lion's Roar


  • The Shambhala Prison Community


  • Dharma Radio


  • Tibet Online Web TV


  • Namo Buddha Buddhist Center - Malaysia


  • LamRim - Tibetan Buddhist Internet Radio


  • Golden Gate Peace Pagoda Project


  • .The Veggiyana
  • Janabahadyo Karunamaya in kathmandu


    Janabahadyo Karunamaya is known as Argyaavalokitesvara  karunamaya. Janabahadyo  Karunamaya  lies  at the jana bahal in kathmandu district of Nepal.  Local people say  Janabahady.  Argyaavalokitesvara is remembered for the virtue of prolonging longevity of one’s life.  There are mainly four Karunamaya 1. Bungadyo or Lokanath karunamaya (Rato Machchhindranath), 2.Anandadi Lokeshwor (Chovar Karunamaya  ). 3. Aaryawalokiteshwor (Seto Machchhindranath). 4. Shristhikanta Lokeshwor (Nala Karunamaya)  Apart from this, Buddhism occupies a most eminent position in Nepal. The large number of Lokeswor was accompanied by the development of worship rituals, rituals of fasting and recitation of mantras. The worship of these Lokeswor  has continued since the ancient times by newari people. These Lokeswor  have their special virtues of their own. Guru Gorakhnath  is the disciple of Karunamaya. Nowadays, they are known as Nath sampradaya which means of Nath community.
     Shakyamuni Buddha  was born in Nepal.  The influence of Buddhism religion , the people were increasingly attracted to the life and deeds of Tathagata Buddha and Bodhisattvas. With the popularity of great Mahayana Buddhism, Bodhisattva Lokesvaras were conceived and their images were created in a large number. Due to the quality of Karuna (compassion) of Lokesvaras, they were also called Karunamaya.  There are several meditation caves at the west side of the chovar  gorge. It is believed that   meditated here.

    Nala Karunamaya in Nepal


    Nala Karunamaya is known as Sristikanta Lokesvara. Sristikanta Lokeswor  lies  at the Nala in Bhaktapur district of Nepal.  Local people say nala dyo. Sristikanta Lokesvara is known for the deed as  creator.  There are mainly four Karunamaya  1. Bungadyo or Lokanath karunamaya ( Rato Machchhindranath), 2.Anandadi Lokeshwor (Chovar Karunamaya  ). 3. Aaryawalokiteshwor (Seto Machchhindranath). 4. Shristhikanta Lokeshwor (Nala Karunamaya)  Apart from this, Buddhism occupies a most eminent position in Nepal. The large number of Lokeswor was accompanied by the development of worship rituals, rituals of fasting and recitation of mantras. The worship of these Lokeswor  has continued since the ancient times by newari people. These Lokeswor  have their special virtues of their own. Guru Gorakhnath  is the disciple of Karunamaya. Nowadays, they are known as Nath sampradaya which means of Nath community.
     Shakyamuni Buddha  was born in Nepal.  The influence of Buddhism religion , the people were increasingly attracted to the life and deeds of Tathagata Buddha and Bodhisattvas. With the popularity of great Mahayana Buddhism, Bodhisattva Lokesvaras were conceived and their images were created in a large number. Due to the quality of Karuna (compassion) of Lokesvaras, they were also called Karunamaya.  There are several meditation caves at the west side of the chovar  gorge. It is believed that   meditated here.

    Bungamati Karunamaya


    Bungamati  Karunamaya  is known as Lokanath Lokeshwor. Lokanath Lokeshwor  lies  at the Bungamati.  Local people say Bungadyo. Bungadyo of Patan is known as harbinger of rain which is indispensable for growing foodgrains.  There are mainly four Karunamaya  1. Bungadyo or Lokanath karunamaya ( Rato Machchhindranath), 2.Anandadi Lokeshwor (Chovar Karunamaya  ). 3. Aaryawalokiteshwor (Seto Machchhindranath). 4. Shristhikanta Lokeshwor (Nala Karunamaya)  Apart from this, Buddhism occupies a most eminent position in Nepal. Guru Gorakhnath  is the disciple of
    Machchhindranath. Nowadays, they are known as Nath sampradaya which means of Nath community.
     Shakyamuni Buddha  was born in Nepal.  The influence of Buddhism religion , the people were increasingly attracted to the life and deeds of Tathagata Buddha and Bodhisattvas. With the popularity of great Mahayana Buddhism, Bodhisattva Lokesvaras were conceived and their images were created in a large number. Due to the quality of Karuna (compassion) of Lokesvaras, they were also called Karunamaya.  There are several meditation caves at the west side of the chovar  gorge. It is believed that   meditated here.

    Chovar Karunamaya in kathmandu


    Chovar Karunamaya  is known as Adhinath Lokeshwor. Adhinath Lokeshwor  lies  at the top of the Chovar.  Adinath Lokesvara of Chovar is known for the virtue of keeping away diseases and improving ane’s  luck. There are mainly four Karunamaya  1. Bungadyo or Lokanath karunamaya ( Rato Machchhindranath), 2.Anandadi Lokeshwor (Chovar Karunamaya  ). 3. Aaryawalokiteshwor (Seto Machchhindranath). 4. Shristhikanta Lokeshwor (Nala Karunamaya)  Apart from this, Buddhism occupies a most eminent position in Nepal.
    Shakyamuni Buddha  was born in Nepal.  The influence of Buddhism religion , the people were increasingly attracted to the life and deeds of Tathagata Buddha and Bodhisattvas. With the popularity of great Mahayana Buddhism, Bodhisattva Lokesvaras were conceived and their images were created in a large number. Due to the quality of Karuna (compassion) of Lokesvaras, they were also called Karunamaya.  There are several meditation caves at the west side of the chovar  gorge. It is believed that  Guru Gorakhnath  meditated here.

    Annapurna base camp trek


    Annapurna base camp trekking with Buddha Nepal Treks Pvt. Ltd

    Naxal Bhagwati Temple


    One of the famous old hindu Naxal Bhagwati  temple is known as the Goddess of  Durga, lies at Naxal  in kathmandu.  This is historic temple of Goddess Bhagawati, where are busy inter section of traffic It was built by  king Shankerdev  in 665 B.S (607 A.D).
     It is believed that the Palanchowk Bhagawati, Naxal Bhagawati (in Kathmandu) and Shobha Bhagawati (in Kathmandu) are sisters and Palanchowk Bhagawati. It is very popular for the local people of Kathmandu, both Hindu and Buddhist.  There is big sacrifice and festivals in dashain.
    This temple is also said to be a secret and rare Matangi  temple. Matangi is also known as one of the das Mahabidya. There is ten important goddess shaakti which is known as das Mahabidya.



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    Palanchowk Bhagwati temple


    One of the famous old hindu temple Palanchowk Bhagwati temple  is known as the Goddess of  Durga, lies at the kavrepalanchowk  in Nepal.  This is historic temple of Goddess Bhagawati is located at a hilltop some 10-km north of Panchkhal. It is believed to have been built in during the region of king Man Dev, Lichhavi king. The temple houses a three feet high idol of Goddess Bhagawati (Kali) artistically carved in black stone, which is so attractive and rich in art and craft.

     It drives from Katmandu to Palanchowk Bhagawati temple, 55 km three hour on the Arniko Highway.  From there visitors can enjoy magnificent Himalaya view. It is believed that the Palanchowk Bhagawati, Naxal Bhagawati (in Kathmandu) and Shobha Bhagawati (in Kathmandu) are sisters and Palanchowk Bhagawati. It is very popular for the local people of Kathmandu, both Hindu and Buddhist.  There is big sacrifice and festivals in dashain.
    This temple is also said to be a secret and rare Matangi  temple. Matangi is also known as one of the das Mahabidya. There is ten important goddess shaakti which is known as das Mahabidya.

    Shova Bhagwati Temple In Kathmandu


    One of the famous old hindu temple Shova Bhagwati  is known as the Goddess Durga, lies at the Bijeshowri in Kathmandu. It is believed to have been built in the Lichhavi period. It is believed that the Palanchowk Bhagawati, Naxal Bhagawati (in Kathmandu) and Shobha Bhagawati (in Kathmandu) are sisters and Palanchowk Bhagawati. It is very popular for the local people of Kathmandu, both Hindu and Buddhist.  There is big sacrifice and festivals in dashain.
    This temple is also said to be a secret and rare Matangi  temple. Matangi is also known as one of the das Mahabidya. There is ten important goddess shaakti which is known as das Mahabidya.

    Monday, February 25, 2013

    Gosaikunda Lake Trekking


    One of the best trekking trail - Gosaikunda Lake Trekking  is well known as less touristic trekking trail  in Nepal. It lies langtang himalayan ranges Northern part of Kathmandu. There is small  frozen holy lake at 4300m which call. It is a sacred lake, which is very important for both Hindus and Buddhists.
    Langtang has more then 70 glaciers of varying sizes. There are mainly  three major areas as Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu. Helambu valley is very famous for its natural beauty and wonderful climate with the superb views of the magnificent snow-covered mountains. The area covers typical highland Sherpa villages along with beautiful Rhododendron forests.

    Namche Bazaar in Everest trekking


    Namche Bazaar is a popular  village  at the height of 3440 mtrs in the Khumbu area. Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world. It lies Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha Zone of Nepal in Eastern Development
    Namche Bazaar is well known as the main gate for everest region trekking where trekkers especially have rest for altitude acclimatization. It is the entrance to the Everest region.Namche Bazaar (also Nemche Bazaar is a main village of  trading center for the Khumbu region with manyNepalese officials, a police check, post and a bank. The town of namche has a number of lodgings and stores. There is internet service also available.On Saturday mornings, a weekly market is held in the center of the village while there may also be a daily  Tibetan market.

    Dhunche in Rasuwa District


    Dhunche  is located in headquater of Rasuwa District. Rasuwa is located in the Himalayan region which in the Bagmati Zone, in the distance of 117km north from Kathmandu. Rasuwa covers an area of 1,544 km². It covers mountainrange. It is inhabited Tamang people.  Tamang language and cultural activities is famous among tourists.
    It is 115 kms Kathmandu to Dhunche. Tourist can travel by bus from Kathmandu, Kakani, Trishuli  to Dhunche.  Rasuwa is rich in Buddhist traditional arts and culture of Tamang community.  Langtang  is famous for festival  Gosaikunda  trekking .  The important attractions of Rasuwa are Gosaikunda frozen lake, langtang valley, langtang National Park, mountain view.  Langtang is non tourist trekking trail.   lantang trekking  region  is the third in ranking after the Annapurna and Khumbu trekking routes. Dhunche is entrance gate for the most popular pilgrimage site to Gosaikunda lake.

    Akash Bhairab Temple in kathmandu


    One of the oldest Akash Bhairab temple is worshipped both religious people in Kathmandu.
    Akash Bhairab Temple  is an important and popular deity of the Newar family. It is situated in Indra Chowk. Akash Bhairab means god of the sky and close of Kathmandu darbar square. Akash Bhairab brother of a living goddess of Kumari.

    Seto Machindranath in kathamdu

    There are two Machindranath in kathamdu valley is know as Rato Machindranath and Seto Machindranath. Machindranath  is  the teacher of Guru Gorakhanath. Machindranath  is compassion of love goddess from Tibetan Buddhist. It calls cherezi in tibeatn Seto Machindranath Temple is situated at Jana Bahale between Indra Chowk and Asan Tole. This gorgeous pagoda was built in honor of the deity Machhendra, also called Janbahadyo in newari language. Seto Machindranath Rath Jatra on Chaitra Sukla Aastami Machindranath is carried up to Jamal Tindhara in the small chariot to put in the big chariot which is then pulled around core city of Kathmandu like Ason, Hanumandhoka, Jaisideval ,Lagan. There were  built  Machindranath temples in the world. It is considered by some that Swami Machindranath was created from a fish, however others believe that Lord Shiva wanted to create him from absolute purity and used the five elements. Lord Shiva mixed fire, water, sky, earth and air, and gave Swami Machindranath human form.

    Barahi temple in Pokhara


    Barahi temple at the phewa lake


    Barahi temple in Pokhara


    People are enjoying at Barahi temple