Cosmology | Buddhism

Healing Mantras in Tibetan Buddhism

In my previous article about the basics of Tibetan medicine I already explained how it is closely related with Buddhism, right livelihood and religious principles. Often it may appear difficult to maintain all external conditions, like appropriate ingredients for a healing food or some others. But the good news is – as long we are alive in this life and body, we have our mind

Nirmanakaya - 3 physical manifestations of enlightenment

Nirmanakaya is another manifestation of dharmakaya - in physical form. Nirmana is a Sanskrit term which means to manifest in a form. Not each form would be Nirmanakaya, but the Body of Truth – a completely purified form which carries the essence of enlightenment, dharmakaya, and the highest wisdom. Often it refers to physical manifestations and acts of great enlightened teachers as Buddha Shakyamuni or

Sambhogakaya - 5 Wisdoms and Buddha families

Sambhogakaya can be translated as “the body of perfect enjoyment”. “Sam” means perfect, “bhoga” means enjoyment and kaya is roughly translated as body. Sambhogakaya can be understood as “the body of teaching”, but not really in the sense of some doctrine or speaking.Here we mean rather some teaching or wisdom that is intrinsically contained in the body of enlightenment and becomes evident in its completeness

Dharmakaya - the ever present Body of Enlightenment

Dharmakaya is the Body of Enlightenment, which is characterised by emptiness and purity. When Mahayana Buddhists think about Buddha – they think about eternally present enlightened Dharmakaya, not exactly the historical figure of Buddha Shakyamuni

What is Stupa

Stūpas are the famous Buddhist sacral buildings, places of pilgrimage and the high reverence in the Buddhist world since the ancient times. They are containing relics of Buddha Śākyamuni, those of other Enlightened Buddhas, powerful Buddhist scriptures, mantras and jewels. Each element of these structures holds a symbolic meaning and has received appropriate consecrations from high Buddhist teachers. Aśoka started to build thousands of Stūpas

Omens of Death in Tibetan Buddhism

There can be 2 reasons for a death – Whether our time is expiring Or some worldly conditions bring us to death. When the time of a lifetime is expiring – nothing can be done: death is inevitable. However if some worldly conditions threaten our lives, we can try methods as a medicine or special religious ceremonies to suspend a death for a while. 5 Winds expiring.

Momentary Existence

According to the Buddhism, each experience can be observed in a critical view as a complex consisting of: Conscious, sensible perceiving of something objectively existing Conscious psychic phenomena as emotions, memories, etc. If we separate in abstraction consciousness as such, a pure consciousness as a form from its content, we are getting 3 basic components: Consciousness Psychic phenomena in abstraction separated from consciousness