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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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13. Sadhanas: Vajrayana Buddhist Meditation Manuals Translated
Vajrayana, the 'Diamond vehicle,' outside its origin of cultivation brings with it continued practices and teachings of Vajrayana Buddhism.
Datura Rituals in the - The Vajrayana Research Resource
Vol. 16 (1993): 71 -76. Datura Rituals in the Vajramahabhairava-Tantra1.
Vajrayana and the significance of the Empowerment

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A religious visit is on
The Dalai Lama, spiritual head of Tibetan or Vajrayana Buddhism which is followed in Mongolia also, is now on an eight-day visit to Mongolia.
BBCSSO/Volkov – review
During his time (2005-2008) as composer-in-association with the BBC Scottish Symphony, Jonathan Harvey composed a trilogy of works dealing with Vajrayana Buddhist concepts of purification for the orchestra and its then chief conductor Ilan Volkov.
To restore practices fallen into disuse
Drukpa Kagyue sect of Vajrayana Buddhism is known as the Drukpa tradition of practice and its teaching passed from one master to another.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama concludes two-day programme in Finland
His Holiness the Dalai Lama's visit to Finland was hosted by the Finnish Tibetan Cultural Association and Songtsen, a Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana Community in Finland.
Kumar Gallery Hosts A Retrospective Show On Sohan Qadri
He used signs inspired from Kundalini yoga and Vajrayana yoga and his work appeared to resonate with the theories of colours having effect on our psyche based on the aesthetics of moods or rasas.

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Vajrayana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The period of Indian Vajrayana Buddhism has been classified as the fifth or final period of Indian Buddhism.
Buddhist Schools: Vajrayana (Tibetan)
It is known as Vajrayana because of the ritual use of the vajra, a symbol of imperishable diamond, of thunder and lightning.
Vajrayana Foundation :: Home
11 hours ago A center of teaching and practice in the Dudjom lineage of the Nyingmapa.
Vajrayana Buddhism Origins, Vajrayana Buddhism History
Vajrayana Buddhism, also known as the "Diamond" or "Thunderbolt Vehicle," is a form of Buddhism that developed in India in the 5th century C.E.
Vajrayana (Buddhism) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Vajrayana (Buddhism), form of Tantric Buddhism that developed in India and neighbouring countries, notably Tibet.

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