Category: Buddhism

Seated Bodhisattva

Seated Bodhisattva in Meditation, His Hands in Dhyana-mudra Kushan period    |    c.100 BCE-250 CE
Stucco with traces of polychromy    |    Gandharan style, perhaps from Hadda, Afghanistan
H. 51 x W. 30.5 x D. 12 cm ( 20 1/16 x 12 x 4 3/4 in. )
Harvard Art Museums / Arthur M. Sackler Museum

 

Guge

A row of Guge stupas near Tholing, in the tenth-century Kashmir-informed style, 2009 D [ Bendak//Peter van Ham ]

Temple room in Dungkar Cave 1, one of four caves that were residences of the Guge dynasty beginning in the twelfth century [ M. Beck/Peter van Ham ]

Peter van Ham’s Guge: Ages of Gold. The West Tibetan Masterpieces has just been published by Hirmer Verlag.

See also this very nice article.

Birthday Celebration for His Holiness Penor Rinpoche Yangsi – Jan 7

Please join us in celebrating the fifth birthday of His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu’s Yangsi, Migyur Dechen Garwang Zilnon Dorje, on January 7. On this joyous occasion, we will hold a Grand Rigdzin Dupa Tsok Offering and prayers for His Holiness’ long life, followed by a dinner party in the evening featuring traditional food, performances, a DJ and dancing!

To help fulfill His Holiness’ aspiration of establishing a Palyul Dharma Center in New York City, the donation for the dinner party in the evening will be $35 per person, which will go towards the purchase of a new space for the Center. Thanks to everyone’s kind and dedicated support, we are much closer to reaching this goal – please come and join this effort so we may soon bring His Holiness’ vision to life.

Date/Time:
Saturday, January 7, 2017
2 PM – 5 PM: Rigdzin Dupa Tsok & Long Life Prayer for Yangsi Rinpoche
7 PM – 2 AM: Traditional Songs, Dances & Cultural Activities, Dinner & Appetizers, DJ (tickets $35/person and can be purchased at the door)

Venue:
Sunnyside Community Hall
41-20 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside, NY 11104

Palden Yonten Thaye Lodro Chokyi Gyaltsen

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Dear Sangha Members and Friends of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center,

I have the great privilege to share with you one of the most beautiful announcements that I can make: the longtime wishes and prayers of all the PBC members and devoted disciples of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche have been answered.

Recently, His Eminence Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche discovered the reincarnation of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche on the eighth day of this month, just two days ago. He was given the name Palden Yonten Thaye Lodro Chokyi Gyaltsen!

At Padma Samye Ling, the North American Monastery of PBC, we enjoyed a great celebration for the 10th Day of Guru Rinpoche, and all the gathered Sangha rejoiced in this announcement with tremendous joy and excitement.

Now that we have discovered the reincarnation of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, H.E. Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche is requesting that everyone recite many Dusum Sangye prayers of Guru Padmasambhava. This is my wish as well. We pray for the continued success of all the Dharma activities of Khenchen Yangsi Rinpoche, that there are no obstacles and everything unfolds very smoothly, for the fulfillment of all of his wishes, and that he will benefit the Teachings and all sentient beings for aeons.

Yours in the Dharma,
Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal

Padma Samye Ling
10th Day of Guru Rinpoche
April 16, 2016

 

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日本語: 胎蔵界

Taizokai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Womb Realm (garbhakosa-dhatu or taizōkai) mandala. Shingon tantric buddhist school, Heian period (794-1185), Tō-ji, Kyōto, Japan. National Treasure.

The center square represents the young stage of Vairocana. He is surrounded by eight Buddhas and bodhisattvas (clockwise from top: Ratnasambhava, Samantabhadra, Saṅkusumitarāja, Manjushri, Amitābha, Avalokiteśvara, Amoghasiddhi and Maitreya)

Kanō Yoshinobu

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Kanō Yoshinobu    |    1552-1640
Buddhist Sculpture Workshop, first half of 17th century
Detail of one of twenty-four hanging scrolls mounted on folding screens, ink and colors on paper, h 58 cm.
Kitain, Saitama