A gilt bronze Cundi bodhisattva dorje tsundi tibetan buddhism buddha statue

A buddha or bodhisattva venerated in Mahayana Buddhism, with emphasis of her practice in Vajrayana Buddhism. Her origins lie with a yakshini. Cult in Bengal and Orissa and her name in Sanskrit connotes a prostitute or other woman of low caste but specifically denotes. A prominent local ogress… Whose divinised form becomes the subject of […]

A gilt bronze Mahasiddha Kapala deity Tibetan buddhism buddha statue

Mahasiddha Sanskrit: mahsiddha great adept; Tibetan. Is a term for someone who embodies and cultivates the “siddhi of perfection”. They are a certain type of yogin/yogini recognized in Vajrayana Buddhism. Mahasiddhas were tantra practitioners. Or tantrikas who had sufficient empowerments and teachings to act as a guru or tantric master. A siddha is an individual […]

A gilt bronze figure of vajrabhairava Yamantaka buddha statue Tibetan buddhism

Yamntaka (Sanskrit: Yamntaka or Vajrabhairava Tibetan: ,). Is an iadevat of the Anuttarayoga Tantra class popular within the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. Yamntaka is seen as a wrathful manifestation of Mañjur, the bodhisattva of wisdom, and in other contexts functions as a dharmapala. Within Buddhism, “terminating death” is a quality of all buddhas as […]

A gilt bronze buddha statue of Shakyamuni Sakyamuni Gautama Tibetan buddhism 10

Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhrtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha. Was an ascetic and sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent. Sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE. Gautama taught a Middle Way between […]

A gilt bronze buddha statue of Acala Acalanatha Tibetan buddhism vajrayana deity

Is a dharmapala primarily revered in Vajrayana Buddhism. He is a protective deity particularly in Shingon traditions of Japan where he is known as Fud My, in Tangmi traditions China, in Nepal and Tibet as Candarosana, and elsewhere in Tantric Buddhism. He is classed among the Wisdom Kings and preeminent among the Five Wisdom Kings […]

Gilt bronze Lama Je Tsongkhapa guru buddha statue Tibetan buddhism master deity

Zongkapa Lobsang Zhaba, or Tsongkhapa (“The man from Tsongkha”, 13571419), usually taken to mean “the Man from Onion Valley”, born in Qinghai, was a famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism whose activities led to the formation of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. He is also known by his ordained name Losang Drakpa (Wylie: blo bzang […]

A gilt bronze Vajradhara Dorje Chang Mahayana buddha statue Tibetan buddhism

Also, the name of Indra, because’Vajra’ means diamond, as well as the thunderbolt, anything hard more generally Tibetan: rdo rje’chang (Dorje Chang); Chinese: ; Javanese: Kabajradharan; Japanese: ; English: Diamond-holder; Vietnamese: Kim Cang Tng Trì is the ultimate primordial Buddha, or Adi Buddha, according to the Gelug and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism. In the […]


Vajradhara is the original Buddha. Vajradhara embodies the Dharmakaya Buddha and therefore the final aspect of enlightenment. With his right hand holding the Dorje and his left hand holding the bell (the method symbolizes) (symbolizing wisdom), and both crossed over his chest, Vajradhara is the ultimate representation of non-duality and emptiness, what real “Mahamudra “, […]