What attracted you to travel to Tibet? The white snowy mountains, the mysterious culture or the pure highland lakes? There are many places worth going. But today we will say something about the delicious food.
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Padmasambhava is one of the most important characters of Tibetan Buddhism.
Sometimes called 'the second Buddha,' he is credited for the diffusion of Buddhism in Tibet in the eighth and ninth centuries.
As such, Padmasambhava is a peerless guru in the Tibetan tradition, with the vidyādhara’s control over lifespan, who became revered in Tibet when Emperor Trisongdetsen invited him, by which time he had already been a living legend in India for many centuries...
Padmasambhava is the master of Buddhist tantra who is credited with bring Vajrayana to Tibet and Bhutan.
He is said to have been born as an eight-year- old from a lotus flower, to have overpowered and converted demons, and to have lived to be more than one thousand years old...
It is said that in order to propagate and spread the teachings of the Dharma in general, and particularly the secret mantra and Dzogchen teachings, he appears to every being of the three thousand billion world systems in a form to benefit them according to their personal karmic vision.
In this way Guru Padmasambhava has countless unimaginable biographies, one biography for each being.
So forth were the enlightened activities performed for the sake of sentient beings by Guru Padmasambhava’s eight manifestations which are as follows:
Padmavajra, Vajra of the Lotus, severed the roots of the five poison.
Padmaraja, King of the Lotus, provided mundane and ultimate benefits to sentient beings.
Padmasambhava, the Lotus-born, blessed beings endowed with faith.
Dorje Droled tamed the Yakshas and haughty beings.
Suryaprabha, the Rays of the Sun, taught the essence of secret mantra.
Sakyasimha, the Lion of Sakyas, guided beings towards the path of liberation.
Simhanada, Roar of the Lion, defeated the outside aggressors of non-Buddhists.
And Dhimanvaruchi, the Supremely Wise Love, showered the teaching of sutra and mantra.
The results of Guru Padmasambhava’s activities include the attainment of liberation by his twenty-five disciples and eighty other disciples who attained rainbow body.
In addition, three million disciples achieved stability in tantric generation stage practice, one hundred thousand disciples showed signs of accomplishment, ninety thousand disciples achieved the uncontaminated Illusory Body, and eighty million disciples had some attainment.
Having accomplished these great activities, knowing his personal beings to be tamed on Earth were exhausted, he departed for the South-western universe of the magical cannibals, to help the beings there and to protect Earth from their harm.
Guru Rinpoche's knowledge of efficient practices of tantric secrets gave him supernatural powers according to the legends.
Being convinced that tantric Buddhism could degenerate in the future, he buried his wisdom and knowledge as secret books and other treasures at unknown places like in mountain caves so that future generations might find them one day.
It is said that Guru Rinpoche left Tibet one day towards the 'Tibetan-Nepalese border region in the Himalayan mountains and simply disappeared.
The legend says that he rode on a sun ray towards heaven...
At the end of a long journey from India, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was warmly welcomed when he landed under bright skies in the northern European port city of Riga, capital of Latvia, yesterday. Members of the organizing committee for his visit, led by Janis Martins Skuja, met him at the airport and a smiling crowd of well-wishers awaited his arrival at his hotel.\
His program today began with a meeting with the press. He opened, declaring:
“I’m very happy to be here for my third visit to this very pleasant city. Wherever I go I try to generate awareness of the sameness, the oneness of humanity. And as a Buddhist monk, I try to foster inter-religious harmony. All religions teach about compassion and to practice it we need tolerance and forgiveness which serve to protect our practice. Regarding Tibet, I retain a responsibility to try to preserve Tibetan Buddhist culture, which is a culture of peace and compassion.”
As Deloitte has studied how organizations maximize (and sometimes inhibit) talent development, they’ve found certain principles for learning are common across disciplines. Whether in business, extreme sports, online gaming, or other fields, there are patterns to how individuals organize for mutual learning and achieve higher levels of performance. They discovered an unexpected example of these persistent patterns at the antipode of the western business world: the Drepung Monastery regarded as the Highest Seat of Learning among the top monasteries in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, currently located in South India since being displaced from Lhasa, Tibet.
A team of archaeologists from the University of York are to travel to the roof of the world to discover, survey, and record mountain archaeology in the Nepalese Himalayas.
The Himalayan Exploration and Archaeological Research Team (HEART) will spend four weeks documenting high-altitude artefact scatters, rock shelters and formerly inhabited hand-cut cave systems that were used either as settlements and tombs dating back to the 3rd century BC.
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