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Buddhism: An Overview
BUDDHISM, as recognized by its million followers in the eastern and western world, is both a religion and a philosophy. It originated from the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama who become the Supreme Buddha.
Religions >> Buddhism
Buddha, the enlightened one, is primarily referred to Siddhartha Sakyamuni Gautama, the historical founder of Buddhism. He was a prince of a small kingdom in Kalinga (now Orissa), Northern India.
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History & Anthropology >> Indic / Vedic

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vajrayana buddhism in comparative perspective - Nalanda Institute
VAJRAYĀNA BUDDHISM IN TIBETAN PERSPECTIVE. A Spiritual Science of Civilized Happiness by. Joseph Loizzo.
Vajrayāna: Origin and Function. - Alexis Sanderson
The Vajrayana (the Diamond Way), also called the Way of Mantras ,(Mantrayana) . is examined in its latest phase. that of the Yoginitantras in general and the ...
An Analysis of Tantrayana (Vajrayana)
An Analysis of Tantrayana (Vajrayana). Prof. P.
Vajrayana - the pathless path
1. Vajrayana - the pathless path. Problems with Paths.
Penetrating the Secret Essence Tantra - The Vajrayana Research
Penetrating the Secret Essence Tantra: Context and Philosophy in the Mahßyoga System of rNying-ma Tantra. Nathaniel DeWitt Garson. Afton, Virginia.

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Moghalmari Buddha Statue May Have Worn Gold Crown
But the Vajrayana sect of Buddhism worshipped what was known as the Crown Buddha. It seems this gold crown was worn by a Crown Buddha.” Statuettes, pottery, bronze artifacts, and gold coins bearing the name Samachar Deva have also been found ...
Daily Meditation: The Mountain
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.
Gold crown dug up at Moghalmari in West Bengal
Kolkata: Excitement and expectation over the Moghalmari excavation site near Dantan in West Midnapore peaked on Monday as the state archeology department, which is digging up the ancient Buddhist vihara ruin, confirmed that it has found a portion of a ...
Daily Meditation: A Lullaby
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.
What's a Bodhisattva?
But Bodhisattva has another layer in both Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. It can be used to refer to archetypal Bodhisattvas, mythical or semi-mythical beings such as Manjushri and Tara. These can be objects of devotion and also ideals to live up to.

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Vajrayana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vajrayāna (Sanskrit: वज्रयान), also known as Tantric Buddhism, Tantrayāna, Mantrayāna, Secret Mantra, Esoteric Buddhism, Diamond Way, Thunderbolt Way  ...
Buddhist Schools: Vajrayana (Tibetan) - BuddhaNet
This is the kind of Buddhism predominant in the Himalayan nations of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and also Mongolia. It is known as Vajrayana because of the ritual  ...
Vajrayana | Buddhism |
Sanskrit “Thunderbolt Vehicle” or “Diamond Vehicle” form of Tantric Buddhism that developed in India and neighbouring countries, notably Tibet. Vajrayana, in ...
Vajrayana Buddhism Origins, Vajrayana Buddhism History
Vajrayana Buddhism, also known as the "Diamond Vehicle" or "Thunderbolt Vehicle" is an esoteric form of Buddhism that developed in India in the 5th century ...
Vajrayana Foundation
A center of teaching and practice in the Dudjom lineage of the Nyingmapa.

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