Bodhisattvas ~
A Bodhisattva is a being whose path is the attainment of enlightenment, not only for oneself, but for all living creatures. When a Bodhisattva reaches the seventh stage of spiritual development, one becomes transcendent or Mahasattva. Although the Bodhisattva has then achieved deliverance from the cycle of rebirth, compassion compels the Mahasattva to voluntarily stay in the existing world in order to pursue the redemption of all beings, destroying the burden of karma for others.

The most acknowledged representation of Mahavattva is Avaloketesvara, of whom there are 108 manifestations. The mantra Om Mani Padma Hum is recited with every turn of the prayer wheel and is devoted to Avalokitesvara as the savior of distress and redeemer of negative karma.... [more]


Green Tara
According to legend, Avalokitesvara, on his way to nirvana turned and shed a tear for the great suffering of sentient beings.  It is said that this tear of compassion created Tara, the mother of compassion and the protector against all dangers... [more]


Amitabha Buddha
Amitabha Buddha is known as the ‘Buddha of Infinite Light’. He is of the western world, is the most historical among the Dhyani Buddha, is the most venerated and is the incarnation of the wisdom of discernment... [more]



Medicine Buddha
"If one meditates on the Medicine Buddha, one will eventually attain enlightenment, but in the meantime one will experience an increase in healing powers both for oneself and others and a decrease in physical and mental illness and suffering."
—Lama Tashi Namgyalz



This God with the elephant head is the son of Shiva and Parvati and is known as the god of wisdom. He brings joy and happiness to the family and is praised as the Lord of benevolence throughout India. He is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles...[more]


Shiva literally means "auspiciousness, welfare". He is the third god of the Hindu Triad following Brahma the creator and Vishnu the preserver, and is the destroyer of all evil. He represents transformation in the form of death, darkness, and destruction and the creation that follows. Therefore, Shiva represents the shedding of old habits and the power of reproduction and restoration... [more]


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