Tibetan Buddhas

 

Green Tara

Green Tara   Green Tara is a youthful and sprightly figure; in Buddhism, her color represents energy and vigor. She sits in contemplative grace, with one limb ready to spring into... Read More

 

Samantabhadra

This bodhisattva from Mahayana Buddhism is one aspect of a Buddhist trinity, the other two being Sakyamuni Buddha and Manjusri. Samantabhadra features prominently in the... Read More

 

What is significance of Ganesha in Buddhism?

Hindu traders from the 10th century onwards introduced Ganesha to the rest of Asia. Along with other Hindu gods (Brahma, Indra, Shiva and Vishnu), Ganesha was assimilated... Read More

 

Tara – Sacred Feminine in Buddhism

Tara was born out of the tears of Avalokitesvara. A lake formed as he wept upon seeing the suffering of others. From this sprang a lotus which unfolded to reveal Tara. She... Read More

 

Avalokitesvara

Visit a Tibetan Buddhist temple and you cannot help being drawn to the expression of glowing serenity on the face of Avalokitesvara. He is the Bodhisattva of Compassion,... Read More

 

The Bodhisattvas

The Buddha is a unique spiritual leader in the history of mankind. Where others preached dogma or worked for a particular land or race of people, the Buddha’s compassion... Read More