Monday, March 31, 2008

Green Tara

GREEN TARA [Sanskrit: Syama Tara],

Mudra [posture]: vitarka (argument) & varad (charity) mudra,
Symbol: Blue lotus [utpala].

Tibetan Lamaism considers Green Tara to be the original Tara. In fact, the Tibetan name for the goddess is do-ngon, which means 'the original Tara' but ngon, original has sometime been interpreted by some Lama with sngo, meaning 'green', and the epithet 'green' has become inseparable from this form of Tara, which symbolizes the Divine Energy.

Green Tara is represented seated on a lotus-throne, the right leg pendant, with the foot supported by a small lotus, the stem of which is attached to the lotus throne. She is slender, graceful in her pose, and dressed like a Bodhisattva and wears the five-leafed crown. These leaves of crown symbolize five Dhyani-Buddhas. Some time in her crown, the five Dhyani-Buddhas are figured.
Her hair is abundant and wavy. Her right hand is in varad or 'charity' mudra, and her left, which is in 'argument' mudra, holds the lotus.
She has two full open [human] eyes, where as her another manifestation the White Tara has seven meditation [half-closed] eyes. The goddess may also be represented with a small image of Amoghasiddhi [one of the five Dhyani-Buddhas] in her headdress.

Tibetan Lamaism believed that Tara was incarnate in all good women, and in the seventh century they declared the two pious of the Tibetan Buddhist king, sRong-tsan-sgam-po, incarnations of Tara. She was then given two distinct forms: the 'white' believed to be incarnate in the Chinese princess Wen-ch'eng, daughter of a Chinese prince belonging to imperial family; and the 'green Tara', incarnate in the Nepalese princess Brikuti, daughter of the king Ansu Verman. Both queens are believed to have brought with them various scriptures, images of Buddha and cult to Tibet. She is regarded as mother of all Buddha and savior of all sentient beings from worldly miseries.
Tara Mantra by Ani Choying Drolma (Dolma)

OM represents Tara's sacred body, speech and mind.
TARE means liberating from all discontent.
TUTTARE means liberating from the eight fears, the external dangers, but mainly from the internal dangers, the delusions.
TURE means liberating from duality; it shows the true cessation of confusion.
SOHA means "may the meaning of the mantra take root in my mind."

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Chants from Ani Choying Drolma

Ani Choying Drolma is an exceptional singer, admired by fans in Nepal and throughout the world. People are moved to tears by the plaintive purity of her voice, and the haunting melodies of her ancient songs and hymes, passed from master to pupil for many centuries.

INNER PEACEToday I am going to share some video from YouTube. These Videos are releted with Ani Choying Drolma's Consert in different Part of the World. Thanks Youtube and All the Members who have uplode This Beautiful Video For Share. If you like to Know More about Ani Choying Drolma (Also pronounced as Do-lma) and Her Released Album Visit my previous post Ani Choying Drolma .
Song Explanation By Ani Choying Drolma

This is very Famous Song by ani in nepali language Album Moments of Bliss in 2004. title phool ko amkhama (meaning: in the eyes of a flower) posted by waikpang( youtube member=YTM) and transletd by shutpoet(YTM).
in the eyes of a flower, the world is flower
in the eyes of a thorn, the world is a thorn
the shadow resembles, how the object is.
in the eyes of a thorn, the world is a thorn
may my heart be pure and my speech buddha
may my feet never even kill any insects
beautiful eyes shows you beautiful samsara
in the eyes of a Thorn, the world is a Thorn

Namo Ratna Traya By Ani Choying Drolma - Munich 07

This Chants is from Album Inner peace's first title NAMO RATNA TRAYA YA.. In youtube posted by hamido511.(ani choying drolma in munich 2007) Below is Full Lyrics of this Chants and many other Video
Namo Ratna Tra ya ya Namah Arya Gyana Sagara
Vairocana Byuha Raja ya Tathagataya
Arhate Sam yak Sam buddhaya
Namah Sarva Tathagate Bhayh (Bhe)
Bhayh (Bhe) Samyak Sam buddha Bhayh (Bhe)
Namah Arya Avalokite /shvaraya
Bodhisattvaya Mahasattvaya
Maha karuni ka ya Tad /ya /tha Om Dhara Dhara Dhiri
Dhuru Dhuru Itte ve ite Chale Chale Prachale Prachale
Kusume Kusuma
Vare Ile Mele Cete Jvalam-Apanaya Svahah

Ani Choying Drolma - Ganesha Mantra

GANESH MANTRA, Vakratunda.... upload by hamido511 (ani choying drolma in munich 2007)

Listen Ganesh Mantra By Ani Choying Drolma, album "TIME". This is famous Ganesh mantra by Ani. Anthor hindu Chants by her is "Gayetri Mantra" Album "Selwa".
Aum Bhūr Bhuva Svaha
(Aum) Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhīmahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayāt, (Aum)

Again Ani with Steve Tibbetts and Chöying Drolma Consert , upload by travlands (YTM)
A beautiful collaboration of ECM recording artist, Steve Tibbetts', westernized sounds and the Tibetan chants of the young Choying Drolma. Steve and Marc, longtime recording partners, contribute their trademark sound without distorting the natural spiritual quality of Tibetan music. The music is from the album entitled, "Selwa", by Six Degree Records. "Selwa" represents some of Buddhists practices that support the notion of "spontaneous expression" and luminosity that also spawns creative music and thought that is unlike any other. The album features beautiful ambient sounds, guitar, and percussion, and Choyings' haunting chants.

One more video uplode by travlands
A fantastic concert supporting the album "Cho", a predecessor to the album, "Selwa", with Steve Tibbetts, Marc Anderson, Cho and her sister nuns live at the Knitting Factory, NYC. The video starts with a wonderful chant and merges into a Tibbetts/Anderson duo. Steve was starting the ground work for his latest ECM release, "A Man About a Horse", around this time. Marc was also working on his solo release of "Ruby". Great acoustic guitar, guitar synthesizer and percussion work here.

uplode by roburzann
Choying Drolma, Steve Tibbetts & Marc Anderson- Yumchen Turkar.
From a concert at the Walker Art Center, April 17, 2005

Ani Choying Drolma - Seven Line Guru Rinpoche Prayer INNER PEACE-2

(If you have slow Internet connection Tips to watch video is after press play button, pause the video for a while to let video streaming then push the play again. Enjoy)
Read about The Vajra Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Rimpoche

New music video of Ani Choying Drolma

Monday, March 10, 2008

Celestial Gallery In bookself Size

If you Remember Celestial Gallery over two feet (23.6 inches) tall Book. Everyone surprise and say WOW! , when they first look at Celestial Gallery, because is Too Huge size book almost like poster size, this is the first book I ever saw in my life. This book contains 64 Pages, with Features 39 beautifully rendered full-color illustrations . Then Another book Goddesses of the Celestial Gallery produced follow-up to the best-selling CELESTIAL GALLERY, featuring Buddhist female deities such as White Tara ("The Divine Mother"), Green Tara ("The Protectress"), Palden Lhamo ("The Dark Goddess"), and more.

I bought this book on online " Goddesses of the Celestial Gallery " is also a huge in Size. Mandala publication reproduce "Celestial Gallery" Again In a more conventional size 14.2 inches tall.

Book Description

Originally published in a format over two feet tall (23.6 x 16.6 x 0.6 inches See pictures diference), Romio Shrestha's beautiful art book Celestial Gallery is now available in a more conventional size, a welcome addition to any library or bookshelf. Consisting of bold reinterpretations of age-old scroll painting, Celestial Gallery showcases intricately rendered Tibetan-style mandalas. In vivid detail and vibrant colors, each work is hand-bound and stands two feet tall, reproduced from the master painter Romio Shrestha and his team of artisan monks, who render postmodern interpretations of an age-old Tibetan artistic tradition. Made from malachite, lapis and marigolds and painted at times with just three hairs of a cat’s tail, these paintings are produced in hauntingly powerful detail. There is Painting of such deities as White Tara, the Medicine Buddha, as well as the Dakini mandala and other traditional Buddhist iconographySee below to see Complte list Of paintings in this book.

The Buddha’s message — “Be a light unto yourself” — is echoed in these visionary works, many of which have been showcased in major collections and museums including the British Museum and the National Museum in Moscow. Together they give readers an opportunity to experience afresh a timeless tradition with much to offer the world.

"The paintings in this celestial gallery draw from the ancient wisdom of Buddhist and Hindu traditions which, for centuries, have expressed some of humankind's deepest spiritual insights. At the same time these sumptuous images totally transcend their place of origin. As archetypal expressions of liberated vision, the paintings ultimately mirror our innermost potential: the possibility of total spiritual freedom, or enlightenment." — Deepak Chopra, from the Foreword

Includes text by Ian A. Baker, a foreword by Deepak Chopra and an afterword by Robert A.F. Thurman.
Thanka Paintings picture inside this book.
Shakyamuni Buddha (Figure Thanka and Mandala 2 pics), Dakini Mandala , White tara And green Tara ( figure and Mandala 4 pics), Palden Lhamo Figure, Avalokiteshwor (Mandala and Figure 3 pics), Chakra samvar Mandala, Wheel Of Life, all Detail and Discription about each symbol in Wheel of life , Medicine Mandala or Cosmos , Aparmita and medicine Buddha, Bajrabhairav figure and Mandala, Rahula figure, White Mahakal, Vajra satwa, Sitatapatra and More. If you have not Owned it. I recommend buy it Before It is out of stuck. Few weeks ago i saw celestial Gallery (Bookself size) In Asia Books, Thailand. Full size book soldout Long time ago in all Bookstore in Thailand( If you saw for sale think you are very lucky for that day :)). If you didnot found In ASIA BOOKS Store, you can buy it From AMAZON BOOKS, cause you will also get up to 35% discount. Don't you think it is Great offer? ;)
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Friday, March 7, 2008


VAjra Varahi Thanka By Mukti Singh Thapa VAJRAYOGINI After reading previous post Vajrabhairava, many friends ask about, Who is Dakini? So i thought i must have to post some information about who is Dakini. Dakini is the fully enlightened female, wild, fiery, and energetic aspect of a Buddha. The wisdom aspect leading to Buddhahood a principal dakini (Tib: mKha' gro; "sky-goer") the compassionate guiding and inspirational aspect leading the practitioner to enlightenment. There are many dakinis, Vajrayogini (Thanka painting on right) or Vajravarahi (Thanka painting on left) is most important and first rank among the dakinis. (Painting on right is Painted by Andy Weber, painting on Left Painted by Master Artist Mukti Singh Thapa . visit websites to see All Artwork) .

Vajravarahi In Anuttara Yoga Tantra the principal dakini (often called "Vajra" or "Wisdom-dakini") is mostly shown in union with a male consort, like in the deities Guhyasamaja, Hevajra, Kalachakra, etc.
Vajrayogini/Vajravarahi is the principal female buddha in the Chakrasamvara Tantra and is in union with Heruka Chakrasamvara. Since the Vajradakinis are considered buddhas and yidams (Sanskrit :Istadeva) in their own right over time several spin-off practices have evolved from those practices simplifying the otherwise complicated main practice and reducing it to a single-deity meditation without dropping the principal aspects/benefits of the main practice (e.g. Vajrayogini/Vajravarahi out of Chakrasamvara and Nairatmya out of Hevajra).

General Characteristics

Vajrayogini/Vajravarahi ranks first and most important among the dakinis. She is the "Sarva-buddha-dakini" the Dakini Who is the Essence of all Buddhas. Although there are a number of visual representations of Vajrayogini, certain attributes are common to all: She is mostly shown as young, naked, and standing in a desirous or dancing posture. She holds a blood-filled skull cup in one hand and a curved knife (kartr or dri-gug) in the other. Often she wears a garland of human skulls or severed heads; has a khatvanga staff leaning against her shoulder; her usually wild hair flowing down her neck and back; her face in a semi-wrathful expression. Her radiant red body is ablaze with the heat of yogic fire and surrounded by the flames of wisdom.

VAJRA VARAHI SILVER MaitriKhachod Various Forms & Lineages
Vajrayogini/Vajravarahi seem to be present in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism, for example the Padmadakini/Yeshe Tsogyal in the Nyingma or the Khundrol-ma in the Bon tradition. Kagyu, Sakya, and Gelug traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. These forms of Vajrayogini share the triple-OM mantra (with minor variations), are usually named Vajra-yogini or Vajra-varahi, and can be traced back to one of the Indian mahasiddhas who lived in the 10th and 11th century, or to one of the Tibetan translators of the Sarma School like Marpa....

Visit to read full information . If you are Practitioner of Vajrayogini or Vajravarahi. You can find all information in this website. also you can download Mantra, Paintings and books about Dakinis from download Page.
Paintings on this post Is painted by famous Artist Andy Weber .
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Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Vajrabhairava, also known as Yamantaka, is a wrathful, buffalo-headed meditational deity (Tib: yi-dam) of the Highest Yoga Tantra class and a dharma protector. Vajrabhairava is one of the principal three meditational deities of the Gelug school (Tib: gsang bde "jigs gsum") the others are Chakrasamvara and Guhyasamaja. He is also one of the main yidams in the Sakya School where he comes in a variety of appearances with different mandalas. In both schools Vajrabhairava is seen as the wrathful manifestation of Manjushri, the Bodhisatwa of wisdom. In the other schools of Tibetan Buddhism Yamantaka seems to be mostly revered as a protector. The (mostly secret and arcane) practices there involve different activities for various purposes.
In Sanskrit "Vajrabhairava" stands for 'Adamantine Terrifier'. Regardless which manifestation of Vajrabhairava you are looking at it he is always depicted as fear-inducing, scary, and intimidating. Not only is he terrifying to look at but - according to the Vajrabhairava Tantra - he also has conquered all evil spirits, including the Lord of Death, Yama. That's why he is also called "Yamantaka", the Slayer of Death. Depending on which manifestation of Yamantaka the Tibetans call him either "gSin-rje-gesed" or in the buffalo-faced aspect of Vajrabhairava "rdo-rje 'jigs-byed". It seems that the term "Yamantaka" (and "Yamari") is used in a more general way than "Vajrabhairava" which is restricted to the buffalo-headed yidam of the Gelug and Sakya schools. Sometimes the protector Kalarupa is called "Yamaraja" and comes as Outer, Inner, and Secret Yama- or Dharmaraja. In the Gelug school Yama or Dharmaraj is part of the Vajrabhairava practice.

Multiple Forms of Vajrabhairava/Yamantaka

The Ngor Mandala collection of the Sakya tradition alone lists 8 different forms/lineages of the blue/black buffalo-faced Vajrabhairava (which include the two Gelug ones) and 4 of red Rakta- or blue Krishna-Yamari (all without the buffalo head). Yamaraja is always blue/black. In the context of this website we are focusing on the two main forms practiced as meditational deities in the Gelug school.

Vajrabhairava comes in two forms: as Solitary Hero (Ekavira, left sketch visit More sketch), and (2) in union with his consort Vajra-betali, called the "13-Deity Yamantaka" (because of the twelve more deities in his mandala). The attributes of the main deity are the same in both forms.
EkaVira :The basic two-armed (sahaja) form of Vajrabhairava is blue-black in color, with the face of an extremely enraged buffalo; two sharp horns, with the flames coming from their tips. He has three red, blood-shot eyes; his breath swirls from the anger-creased nose in black clouds; his jaws wide agape with the four sharp fangs bared; the tongue flickering like lightning; the orange hair, eyebrows, and moustache bristling upward like the fire. The feet and palms of the hands are red, and the nails are like iron hooks. The two hands hold a curved knife above and a skull-cup below at the heart.

The full form of Vajrabhairava(right picture): has nine heads, the central one being that of a buffalo, and the top-most being that yellow Manjushri with a slightly wrathful expression. The three right faces are yellow, blue and red and the three left are black, white and smoky. Each face has three large round eyes, bared fangs and frightful expressions; brown hair flows upward like flames. He has thirty-four hands and sixteen legs. The first pair of hands hold a curved knife and skull cup to the heart. The remaining hands hold a multitude of weapons with the second and last set holding in addition the fresh outstretched hide of an elephant. He is adorned with bracelets, necklaces and a girdle all formed of interlaced bone ornaments, a necklace of snakes and a long necklace of fifty human heads. The right legs are bent pressing down on a man, animals and various gods. The left legs are extended straight and press upon eight birds and various gods; standing above a sun disc and multi-colored lotus completely surrounded by the orange flames of pristine awareness.
When in union with his consort Vajra-betali (see first picture above ) (Skt. Vajra-betali means 'Adamantine Goul'; Tib: rDor-rje ro-lans-ma) she has one face and two hands, is blue in color with orange hair pressed against the back, and holds a skull cup in her left hand.