Buddha Aspects, Meditation Deities, Celestial Buddhas

Bodhisattva Kṣitigarbha | Jizō

Kṣitigarbha (Japanese: Jizō; Korean: Jijang) is a Bodhisattva primarily revered in East Asian Buddhism and usually depicted as a Buddhist monk. Kṣitigarbha is known for his vow to take responsibility for the instruction of all beings in the 6 worlds between the death of Gautama Buddha and the rise of Maitreya, as well as his vow not to achieve Buddhahood until all hells are emptied.

Acala | Fudō Myōō

Acala ("The Immovable") is a wrathful deity and Dharmapāla (protector of the Dharma) prominent in Vajrayāna Buddhism and East Asian Buddhism. Currently it is most popular in Japanese Buddhism as Fudō Myōō: It is believed this figure was introduced in Japan by the founder of Shingon Buddhism Kūkai, who brought the teachings of Esoteric Buddhism from China in 805. Fudō Myōō is popular in Japan.

13 Buddhas | Shingon

The Thirteen Buddhas (Jūsan Butsu) is a Japanese grouping of Buddha aspects, characteristic to the Shingon tradition of Buddhism. Jūsan Butsu, the 13 Buddhas of the Shingon School, are often found represented together in painted images consisting of 5 Buddhas, 7 Bodhisattvas and Fudō Myōō. All together they represent the chief deities of the Taizōkai (Womb Realm, garbha-kośa-dhātu) and Kongōkai (Diamond Realm, vajra-dhātu) mandalas.

Bhaiṣajyaguru | Healing Buddha

Bhaiṣajyaguru, the Buddha named Master of Healing, is an important member of the Mahāyāna Buddhist pantheon. He has been worshiped predominantly in East and Central Asian traditions of Buddhist practice. Concepts of healing played a fundamental role in early Buddhism: Śākyamuni Buddha was sometimes given the epithet “supreme physician,” and the Buddhist teachings were termed the “king of medicines” for their ability to lead beings

Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva

Avalokiteśvara, a Bodhisattva especially associated with the principle of compassion, is the most popular figure in the pan-Asian Mahāyāna Buddhist pantheon: Worshiped and invoked in both male and female forms, Avalokiteśvara is considered a potent saviour in times of life-threatening dangers, who watches over all beings and heeds their cries of suffering and distress. He responds directly to the pleas of those in great need.

Origin of mantra Karmapa Chenno

Here I would like to share with you a story about the origins of Karmapa Chenno mantra. The Karmapa mantra has originated at the times of 8 th Karmapa Mikyo Dorje (1507-1554) in context of teaching about "Calling the Lama from afar." It is believed sounds of this mantra are directly connected with the enlightened mind of HH Karmapa and carry its enlightened qualities and

Ratnasambhava | Dhyāni Buddha

Buddha Ratnasambhava (in Tibetan Rinchen Jungne) is one of the principal 5 Dhyani Buddhas in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. Ratnasambhava represents the wisdom of equality and transforms all inner feelings of pride into vision of equality and equanimity. His name “Ratnasambhava” can be translated as “born from the jewel” or "Origin of Jewels."

Akshobhya | Dhyāni Buddha

Akshobhya Buddha ("Immovable One") in Tibetan Buddhism is the embodiment of 'mirror-like knowledge' : knowledge of what is real, and what is illusion, or a mere reflection of actual reality. Akṣobhya has his own Buddha-field in the East, called the Pure Land Abhirati ('The Ultimate Joy'). Buddha Akshobhya mantra is considered an effective remedy for purifying ones negative karma, somewhat similar to Dorje Sempa mantra.

1000 Armed Chenrezig

Thousand-Armed Chenrezig, Avalokiteśvara, is a Saṁbhogakāya Buddha manifestation, a pure, subtle manifestation that is the union of prāṇa and mind and not simply a fantasy form. Chenrezig represents the pure power of Enlightened Energy. Such form inherently exists in the pure nature of mind and can manifest to everyone, because pure Buddha nature is the nature of all sentient beings. Chenrezig’s form body represents complete

Manjushri - the Prince of Wisdom

Mañjuśrī is a Bodhisattva or Buddha-aspect who represents Wisdom. Usually Mañjuśrī is depicted as a young approximately 16 years old Indian prince, because his Wisdom is not just some learned knowledge, but the highest intuitive wisdom. He is sitting on the lotus flower holding aloft a sword in his right hand, symbolising how he is cutting off the darkness of ignorance, duality and limited worldly