Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand

Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand

You offer a world mandala at this point. ... According to these last two texts, you make your offerings first, then offer the world mandala. ... Ifyou are rich, you will build up a huge merit collection by offering the best. The mandala ...

Author: Pabongka

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861719457

Category: Religion

Page: 896

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Pabongka Rinpoche was one the twentieth century's most charismatic and revered Tibetan lamas, and in Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand we can see why. In this famous twenty-four-day teaching on the lamrim, or stages of the path, Pabongka Rinpoche weaves together lively stories and quotations with frank observations and practical advice to move readers step by step along the journey to buddhahood. When his student Trijang Rinpoche first edited and published these teachings in Tibetan, an instant classic was born. The flavor and immediacy of the original Tibetan are preserved in Michael Richards' fluid and lively translation, which is now substantially revised in this new edition.
Categories: Religion

The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness

The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness

One example is the sand mandala. The details of creating elaborate colored-sand mandalas were transmitted to Tibetan kriyayoga practitioners directly ... In the lower tantricyanas, a sand mandala is considered the best mandala to use.

Author: Chögyam Trungpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590308042

Category: Religion

Page: 937

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Chögyam Trungpa explores the the vajrayana teachings of the tantric path in this final volume of his masterpiece on Tibetan Buddhism This three-volume collection presents in lively, relevant language the comprehensive teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist path of the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana. Considered Chögyam Trungpa’s magnum opus, The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma will resonate with new and senior students of Buddhism. In this third and final volume, Chögyam Trungpa’s examines the vajrayana teachings of the tantric path. The vajrayana, or "diamond vehicle," also referred to as tantra, draws upon and extends the teachings of the hinayana and mahayana. As with the hinayana and the mahayana, the formal acceptance into the vajrayana is marked by a vow, in this case the samaya vow. There is an emphasis at this stage on the student-teacher relationship and on the quality of devotion. Generally, students must complete preliminary practices, called ngöndro, to prepare themselves for initiation into the vajrayana path before going further. Having done so, they then receive the appropriate empowerments to begin tantric practices. There are empowerment ceremonies of many kinds, called abhishekas. The vajrayana includes both form practices, such as visualizations and sadhanas (ritual liturgies), and formless practices based on allowing the mind to rest naturally in its inherent clarity and emptiness. Although on the surface, there is much greater complexity in tantric practices, the principles of mindfulness and awareness and the cultivation of compassion and skillful action continue to be of central importance. The tantric path requires complete engagement and fierce dedication. It is said to be a more rapid path, but it is also more dangerous. There is a quality of directness, abruptness, and wholeheartedness. Tantrikas, or vajrayana practitioners, recognize that the most challenging aspects of life, the energies and play of confused emotions and frightening obstacles, can be worked with as gateways to freedom and realization. Other topics covered in detail in this volume include the four reminders, the mandala principle, mahamudra, atiyoga, and more.
Categories: Religion

Vedic Hymns Hymns to Agni Mandalas I V

Vedic Hymns  Hymns to Agni  Mandalas I V

MANDALA I , HYMN 44 . ... I magnify at the dawning of the day Agni Gâtavedas , the best , the youngest guest , the best receiver of offerings , welcome to pious people , that he may go to the gods ' . 5. I shall praise thee , O food on ...

Author: Friedrich Max Müller



Category: Hindu hymns, Sanskrit

Page: 520

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Categories: Hindu hymns, Sanskrit

Ma alas and Yantras in the Hindu Traditions

Ma      alas and Yantras in the Hindu Traditions

1.2 Types of Mandalas according to H. Brunner H. Brunner's contribution to this book describes uses of the word mandala based on her study of pre - 13th - century Śaiva ... The best known mandala in this category is the vāstumaņdala .

Author: Gudrun Bühnemann

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004492370

Category: History

Page: 339

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The chapters in this book explore important aspects of maṇḍalas and yantras in the Smārta, Pāñcarātra, Śaiva and Śākta traditions through investigations by renowned specialists in the field. An essay on the vāstupuruṣamaṇḍala and its relationship to architecture is also included. With colour illustrations.
Categories: History

The Mandala Workbook

The Mandala Workbook

Looking into the heart of reality, she experienced a mandala. Hildegard of Bingen was not the only mystic who experienced sacred reality best expressed by a mandala. As a result of their study and reflection on the mystery of human ...

Author: Susanne F. Fincher

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590305188

Category: Self-Help

Page: 322

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From time immemorial, the mandala has been an expression of inner reality—for individuals, groups, and whole cultures. When you draw or paint a mandala of your own, you’re making a portrait of your unconscious at a particular moment in your life, which when carefully regarded, can provide astonishing insights into your own deepest truth. The Mandala Workbook offers a complete guide to mandala work, based on the Great Round—the twelve archetypal stages that represent a complete cycle of personal growth. Each stage offers a new way to connect with yourself and to discover the transformative powers of the mandala. Explore a full range of activities throughout the book and for each stage—including coloring, drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and more—in this engaging and hands-on guide. You’ll have fun doing it—and you may discover things about yourself that will surprise you.
Categories: Self-Help

Finding Meaning with Mandalas A Therapist s Guide to Creating Mandalas with Children

Finding Meaning with Mandalas A Therapist s Guide to Creating Mandalas with Children

The dismantling part of the mandala has proven difficult with some clients. Carrying the sheet together outside, and then letting “nature take its course” seems to be the best way to symbolize the idea of impermanence.

Author: Tracy Turner-Bumberry LPC, RPT-S


ISBN: 9780996419918

Category: Education

Page: 172

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This book will give therapists valuable insight into the history and meaning of mandalas, as well as common shapes, colours and themes surrounding these designs. Fifty mandala interventions are included for clients to complete, as well as guidelines on when to use this intervention and how to introduce, create and process each mandala session. Mandala creations are fun, meaningful and beautiful works of art for clients of all ages.--back cover.
Categories: Education

Unfolding A M dala

Unfolding A M      dala

This teaching included the Astamahdbodhisattvamandalastitra, the text which perhaps best corresponds to the arrangement of ... The relief mandalas assure us that we should seek support from the tantric textual tradition on mandalas in ...

Author: Geri H. Malandra

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438411774

Category: Philosophy

Page: 376

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Ellora is one of the great cave temple sites of India, with thirty-four major Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain monuments of the late sixth to tenth centuries A. D. This book describes the Buddhist caves at Ellora and places them in the context of Buddhist art and iconography. Ellora’s twelve Buddhist cave temples, dating from the early seventh to the early eighth centuries, preserve an unparalleled one-hundred-year sequence of architectural and iconographical development. They reveal the evolution of a Buddhist mandala at sites in other regions often considered “peripheral” to the heartland of Buddhism in eastern India. At Ellora, the mandala, ordinarily conceived as a two-dimensional diagram used to focus meditation, is unfolded into the three-dimensional program of the cave temples themselves, enabling devotees to walk through the mandala during worship. The mandala’s development at Ellora is explained and its significance is considered for the evolution of Buddhist art and iconography elsewhere in India.
Categories: Philosophy



The best choice, is to gather our strength and fortitude and to become one with the warrior archetype. By standing steadfast, no matter how shaky our legs are, and fighting for what we know is our personal truth, we are choosing not to ...

Author: Jan West

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477290477

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 99

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Learn how to use mandalas to access and harness intuitive wisdom and guidance. Journey into your sacred center, and become your most magnificent self. Enjoy 42 full-color mandalas by artist Jan West. Mandalas create powerful energetic vortexes that amplify intuition and receptivity to intuitive guidance. This book is a how-to guide for those wanting to maximize their connection with the consciousness realms. The symbols will shift and grow with you over time, if you invite them to. Symbolic art can help manifest intentions into physical reality. The communication received will be unique to you. Mandalas gently guide you towards your highest possibilities. They can help change your reality with a touch of mystery and a hint of magic!
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Words of My Perfect Teacher

The Words of My Perfect Teacher

In this tradition , when making such an offering , we use two separate mandalas : the accomplishment mandala and the offering mandala . The material out of which the mandala should be made depends on your means . The best kind of ...

Author: O-rgyan-ʼjigs-med-chos-kyi-dbang-po (Dpal-sprul)

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0761990275

Category: Buddhism

Page: 516

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Patrul Rinpoche makes the technicalities of his subject accessible through a wealth of stories, quotations, and references to everyday life. His style of mixing broad colloquialisms, stringent irony, and poetry has all the life and atmosphere of an oral teaching. Great care has been taken by the translators to render the precise meaning of the text in English while still reflecting the vigor and insight of the original Tibetan.
Categories: Buddhism