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Tenpa Namkha. Present at the Buddhist-Bonpo debates, he indicated that a realized one has no need to make any distinction between these teachings. Revered by Bonpos and initiated into Mantra by Padmasambhava, he meditated in woods and mountains until fully awakened. Able to tame wild beasts via mudra and collated many advanced texts, particularly those of the sems-de class of Dzogchen.

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Sacred Texts: Buddhism

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Shakyamuni Mantra Oṃ muni muni mahāmuni śākyamuni svāhā Om muni muni mahamuni shakyamuni svaha Shakyamuni (the sage of the Shakyan clan) is the historical Buddha, also known as Siddhartha Gautama.Shakyamuni was almost certainly the first enlightened figure to be visualized. There’s a beautiful passage in the Sutta Nipata (an early Buddhist text) where Pingiyatalks about how he is never separated from the Buddha. He says that at any time he wishes he can see and hear his teacher, even though…

View Mingyur Rinpoche’s thoughts on the importance of translating Buddhist texts into English in his recent interview with 84000.

Cosmological Scroll, Rubin Museum: Geographic Origin Tibet Medium Pigments on cloth. This eight-panel, double-sided scroll presents diagrams exploring various aspects of the cosmos as described in the Buddhist text called the Wheel of Time...

The Appearance of Blemmyae Some Meroites may have played an important role in Buddhism because Blemmyae, a prominent group in the Meroitic Sudan are mentioned in Pali text Tipitaka. Dr. Derrett wrote that in the early Pali text “we have a Blemmya (an African) in front rank Buddhist texts of very respectable age. The Buddhist text where Blemmya were mentioned are very old. The Vinaya Pitaka , is dated to the fourth century BCE.

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Cosmological Scroll, Rubin Museum: Geographic Origin Tibet Medium Pigments on cloth. This eight-panel, double-sided scroll presents diagrams exploring various aspects of the cosmos as described in the Buddhist text called the Wheel of Time (Kalachakra) Tantra. This tantra emphasizes the correlations between the outward appearances of the universe and the human body.

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Gold Letter from Bali - Its dimensions emulate the palm leaf; the standard writing material in Southeast Asia prior to wide availability of paper. Two princes, Kanjeng Kyai Angrurah JambeKyai Angrurah Agung wanted to affirm everlasting friendship with the Dutch East India Company. It was sent in 1768. The National Museum in Jakarta has examples of Buddhist texts in Sanskrit from the 10th century on similar strips of gold

The non-profit, 84000, has an enormous task ahead of them: tackling the 95% of Buddhist texts that have never been translated into modern languages. We helped them…

Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship! Since the introduction of the first Buddhist texts to America in the mid-nineteenth century, Buddhism has been an extremely influential force among Unitarians and, over the last thirty years, Unitarian Universalists. Early Unitarians, such as Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, and Ralph Waldo Emerson responded with great enthusiasm to Buddhism’s emphasis on individual experience, rather than appeal to scriptures or belief in…