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Do the children and grandchildren etc. of eminent "buddhas" get blesssed in any way?

Do the children and grandchildren etc. of eminent "buddhas" get blesssed in any way? I know the buddha had a child, before his enlightenment, and that most important buddhists are celibate, ...
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Who is the artist that painted the '9 Stages of Samatha Meditation' painting?

The following Tibetan Buddhist (thangka) painting is a visual representation of the 9 Stages (~11 stages) of Samatha meditation. Who painted it?
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Could anyone please help me identify/translate this mantra?

It appears at the top of two different thangkas in a gompa, one representing Sakyamuni and another one with Vajrasattva in yab yum, and I am unable to find what it means.please help me clarify what ...
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Preparing for the Bardo while remaining detached

In the "Tibetan Book of The Living and Dying" it is said that the state one dies in, is the state one enters the Bardo in. Are there any resources someone can point me to that can clarify ...
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I am trying to find the correlation between theravada jhana, rupa/arupa and the 9 levels of calm abiding in tibetan buddhism

Title really. I am reading the tibetan lamrim version of the 9 mental abiding and trying to correlate it to the theravada 8 jhanas, I can't seem to find which jhana/abiding is which in regards to the ...
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What are the most prominent Tibetan Buddhist texts that are only written in Tibetan script?

A lot of Buddhist texts come from Sanskrit or Chinese. I am looking at the Kangyur and Tengyur, and a few scattered others. But a lot of those are from Sanskrit and Chinese as well (or other languages,...
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What is the meaning of "O Laso"?

Alan Wallace says this regularly, for example, at the beginning of this lecture: http://media.sbinstitute.com/courses/fall2012/13-loving-kindness-1/ Is it Tibetan? What is its direct translation?
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Types of LHA in the tibetan tradition

According to Tibetan Buddhism, what does it mean LHA? (LHA body?)
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What are the Wikipedia Pages for these Kangyur titles

Not knowing Tibetan or having access to a wide array of sources, I am using the (Tibetan script) Kangyur from these. The table of contents is here pretty much. After converting their Excel file to a ...
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Diamond Sutra in Tibetan, Sanskrit, and/or Japanese

Does anyone know where I can find a version of the Diamond Sutra that is in one of these three formats: Classical Tibetan with Romanized Tibetan and English Devangari with Romanized Sanskrit and ...
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What are the Tibetan sketches in the movie Samsara called?

In the movie Samsara by Pan Nalin, an older monk shows some sketches to the protagonist monk. The sketches are erotic in nature but when held in front of flame reveal true nature as skeletons. It's a ...
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As Buddhists, what do you make out of the tragedy of Tibet? [closed]

I finished watching two movies on the life of H.H the Dalai Lama (Kundun and Seven years in Tibet) which also highlight the tragedy of Tibet. Historically Tibet can be said as the only country which ...
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In the top left corner there is a Tibetan Buddhist praying. Can you translate this prayer?

So, apparently, this won't let me post unless I have thirty characters, so I'm going to ask the same question in the comments. In the above image, a Tibetan Buddhist is praying (or speaking, what have ...
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I am looking to learn about the philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism. Does anyone know the proper order in which to learn the texts?

I love the Tibetan tradition - Palyul Vajrayana is specifically the one I'm in. I would like to learn more about it, but the amount of texts available is just mind-boggling. I'd like to learn ...
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What is the truth that you deny?

I have heard that there is a Tibetan word that roughly translates to "The truth that we deny" and sounded close to the English word "gotcha." I however cannot locate this word or a source of it. Can ...
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Is there a specific practice that leads to a "rainbow body"

First of all is the "rainbow body" almost similar in the different lineages of Tibetan Buddhism? Then the above question. Thanks
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