Buddhist mythology
Buddhist mythology operates within the Buddhist belief system. It is a relatively broad mythology, as it was adopted and influenced by several diverse cultures such as of Gandhara. Later on, it also c...
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Wrathful deities
In Buddhism, wrathful deities are enlightened beings who take on wrathful forms in order to lead sentient beings to enlightenment. They are a notable feature of the iconography of Mahayana Buddhism an...
Yaksha
Yaksha (Sanskrit: यक्ष yakṣa) is the name of a broad class of nature-spirits, usually benevolent, who are caretakers of the natural treasures hidden in the earth and tree roots. They appear in Hi...
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Buddhist eschatology
There are two major points of Buddhist eschatology: the appearance of Maitreya and the Sermon of the Seven Suns.
Buddha described his teachings disappearing five thousand years from when he preach...
Dharmapala
In Vajrayana Buddhism, a dharmapāla (Wylie: chos skyong) is a type of wrathful deity. The name means "Dharma-defender" in Sanskrit, and the dharmapālas are also known as the Defenders of the Law (Dha...
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Himavanta
The Himmavanta (Thai: หิมพานต์; rtgs: Himmaphan) is a legendary forest which surrounds the base of Mount Meru in Hindu mythology. It is said to be the home of an assortment of mythical creatu...
Three Ages of Buddhism
The Three Ages of Buddhism, also known as the Three Ages of the Dharma, (simplified Chinese: 三时; traditional Chinese: 三時; pinyin: Sān Shí) are three divisions of time following Buddha's pa...
Manimekhala
In Indic mythology, Manimekhala (Khmer: មណីមេខលា, Moni Mekhala; Thai: มณีเมขลา, Mani Mekkhala) is a goddess regarded as a guardian of the seas; namely the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea ...
Kalapa
Kalapa, according to Buddhist legend, is the capital city of the Kingdom of Shambhala, where the Kulika King is said to reign on a lion throne. It is said to be an exceeding beautiful city, with a san...
Pusyamitra Sunga
Pushyamitra Sunga (Sanskrit:पुष्यमित्र शुंगा Puṣyamitra Śuṅga) (185–149 BCE) was the founder and first King of the Sunga Dynasty in Northern India.Pushyamitra was originally a Senapati (General) of th...
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Vajradhatu
Vajradhatu was the name of the umbrella organization of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, one of the first Tibetan Buddhist lamas to visit and teach in the West. It served as the vehicle for the promulgation ...
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Jyotiṣa bibliography
A jyotiśhāstra is a text from a classical body of literature on the topic of Hindu astrology, known as Jyotiṣha, dating to the medieval period of Classical Sanskrit literature (roughly the 3rd to 9th ...
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Yakshini
Yakshinis (Sanskrit: याक्षिणि, also called yaksinis or yaksis and yakkhini in Pali) are mythical beings of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain mythology.
A yakshini is the female counterpart of the male...
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Snow Lion
The Snow Lion, sometimes also Snowlion, (Tibetan: གངས་སེང་གེ་, Wylie: gangs seng ge; Chinese: 瑞獅; pinyin: ruìshī) is a celestial animal of Tibet. It symbolizes fearlessness, unconditi...
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End time
End time (also called end times, end of time, end of days, last days, final days, or eschaton) is a time period described in the eschatologies of the dominant world religions, both Abrahamic and non-A...
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Iṣṭha-deva(tā) (Buddhism)
Yidam is a type of deity associated with tantric or Vajrayana Buddhism said to be manifestations of Buddhahood or enlightened mind. During personal meditation (sādhana) practice, the yogi identifies t...
Cintamani
Cintāmaṇi (Sanskrit; Devanagari: चिन्तामणि) also spelled as Chintamani (or the Chintamani Stone) is a wish-fulfilling jewel within both Hindu and Buddhist traditions, equivalent to the philosopher's s...
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Solosmasthana
Solosmasthana are 16 sacred places in Sri Lanka, believed by Buddhists to have been hallowed by visits of Gautama Buddha. These places of worship are among the most important religious locations in Sr...
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Udumbara (Buddhism)
In Buddhism, udumbara (Pali, Sanskrit; Devanagari: उडुम्बर) and uḍumbara (Sanskrit) refer to the tree, flower and fruit of the Ficus racemosa (syn. Ficus glomerata). In Buddhist literature, this tree...
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Pha Trelgen Changchup Sempa
Pha Trelgen Changchup Sempa is a mythical monkey-ancestor of the Tibetan people. With King Gesar and Avalokiteśvara, of whom he is an incarnation, he is one of the most important figures in Tibetan cu...
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Apalala
In Buddhist mythology, Apalala is a water-dwelling dragon who lived near the Swat River. He was converted to Buddhism by the Buddha; this is one of the most popular legends in Buddhist lore and art. ...
Kings of Shambhala
In the Indo-Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist tradition, there are thirty-two Kings of Shambhala, a mythical kingdom.The first notable king of Shambhala, King Suchandra (sometimes wrongly Sanskritized as "Ch...
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Dechen Chöling
Dechen Chöling is the residential practice center of the European Shambhala Buddhist community. The center sits in a land of rolling meadows near Limoges, France.Dechen Chöling is a part of Shambhala ...
Shambala (song)
"Shambala" is a song written by Daniel Moore and made famous by two almost simultaneous releases in 1973, the better-known but slightly later Three Dog Night version, which reached number 3 on the Bil...
Saraca asoca
Saraca asoca (the ashoka tree; lit., "sorrow-less") is a plant belonging to the Caesalpinioideae subfamily of the legume family. It is an important tree in the cultural traditions of the Indian subcon...
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