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The Lotus Symbol in Buddhism

18th May 2010
There are 8 Auspicious Symbols in Buddhist art and the Lotus Flower is one of the most prominent. In fact, you could credibly claim that the Lotus Flower is the most well known of all the symbols. It is commonly featured in artwork because of its deep roo... Read >

The Happy Buddha- Pu-Tai

22nd February 2010
Chinese Happy Buddha statues are one of the two kind of Buddha statues. There are Happy or Laughing Buddha statues, and then there are the more serious types of Buddha statues. It is said that the Chinese Happy Buddha is actually based on the characteriza... Read >

The Legend of The Bodhi Tree

22nd February 2010
Siddartha Gautama was born as a prince. He belonged to a Hindu family in northern India. He was raised in the life of luxury and married young. As he matured he had a change of heart. He began to notice the suffering of those around him. When he reached h... Read >

Using Tibetan Singing Bowls to Heal

22nd February 2010
Singing bowls are used for meditation, relaxation and healing purposes. Singing bowls are small circular bowls that function like bells and have a melodious sound when played. Singing bowls come mainly from Tibet although they are also played in Nepal, In... Read >

Buddhist Symbols in Tibetan Jewelry

22nd February 2010
There are a variety of different symbols used in Tibetan jewelry. These symbols include Buddha images, plus other symbols that are important in Tibetan Buddhism. Here is a brief outline of some of the images used in Tibetan jewelry. The Kalachakra man... Read >

The Differences and Similarities in Buddhism and Hinduism

22nd February 2010
Both Hinduism and Buddhism began in India. For centuries they have grown side by side, like a brother and a sister, sharing a history. But, there have been some periods of strife between these two religions. One of the interesting things to note about... Read >

Using Tibetan Singing Bowls in your Yoga Practice

22nd February 2010
Singing Bowls are also called Tibetan Singing Bowls. Singing bowls have been used for centuries for relaxation and healing. Another name for Tibetan singing bowls is Himalayan singing bowls. Singing bowls are traditionally made from a combination of seven... Read >

Dorje- The Tibetan Buddhist Symbol

10th September 2009
At first glance, the Tibetan dorje symbol appears to be a weapon. But the dorje symbol is not a weapon, it is a ritual object. In Tibetan Buddhism, the dorje symbol is inseparable with the bell. In Tantric Buddhism, the bell represents the feminine, and t... Read >

Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Flags- Uses and Meanings

20th May 2009
Tibetan prayer flags were originally used as talismans to protect Tibetans during times of war. Originally the Bon people used prayer flags for protection, and put symbols such as the snow lion, the dragon, or a tiger on each flag. Tibetan prayer flags we... Read >

The Om Symbol in Tibetan Jewelry

20th May 2009
The Om symbol is a very important symbol in Tibetan jewelry and accessories. The word 'Om,' Aum is the primordial symbol, the first sound ever heard, and the sound that the earth was created by. The sound, om, starts with an opening of the lips and ends w... Read >

The Kalachakra Tantra and Mantra

20th May 2009
The Kalachakra Tantra and Mantra The Kalachakra tantra has been held sacred and preserved in both India and Tibet for over 2500 years. The Kalachakra tantra helps purify the body and mind. Kalachakra literally means, Time wheel or Time Circle. Some sec... Read >