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Title: Tibetan Tantra Buddhism or Vajrayana - Buddhism


1
Tibetan Tantra Buddhism or Vajrayana - Buddhism
  • In a nutshell!

2
Tibetan Buddhism History
  • Bon religion indigenous religion of Tibet,
  • animistic (believing that nature is pervaded by
    good and evil spirits)
  • shamanistic
  • Buddhism and Hinduism
  • Initially introduced late 8th century
  • more steadily from the 13th century onwards
  • The Great tantric mystic Guru Rinpoche blended
    these three religions in 774 CE resulting in
    Tibetan Buddhism

3
Tibetan Buddhism - politics
  • Tibetan Buddhism dominated Mongolia and
    Manchuria.
  • Gave rise to a Theocracy hierarchy of monks or
    Lamas that govern the country
  • Dali Lama is both the worldly and spiritual
    authority

4
Tibetan Buddhist Sacred Texts
  • Buddhist text were translated into Tibetan 11th
    14th Centuries.
  • Many text survived in Tibetan translations only
  • The most famous Tibetan Buddhist text is the
    Bardo Thodol, popularly known as the Tibetan Book
    of the Dead.
  • Describes the experiences of the soul during the
    interval between death and rebirth. It is recited
    by lamas over a dying or recently deceased person

5
Tibetan Buddhism Beliefs
  • Similarities with Mahayana Buddhism
  • pantheon of Buddhas, bodhisattvas, and Dharma
    protectors
  • 4 Noble Truths
  • Eight-Fold Path
  • Compassion
  • Monastic life
  • 3 baskets Tripitaka
  • rituals such as food and flower offerings
  • Religious pilgrimages
  • Religious festivals
  • Mantras and Mudras
  • Bodhisattvas

6
Tibetan Buddhism Beliefs cont.
  • Unique to Tibetan Buddhism
  • religious pilgrimages
  • chanting prayers
  • Prayer wheels
  • Prostrating
  • Mandalas

7
Tibetan Buddhism Beliefs cont.
  • Cham a dance featuring sacred masked dances,
    sacred music, healing chants, and spectacular
    richly ornamented multi-colored costumes
  • Mudras - used by the monks to invite spiritual
    energies which generate wisdom, compassion.
  • monastic debate

8
Tibetan Beliefs - Images
9
Philosophy Fight fire with fire
  • Vajra diamond. Buddha elevated to a savior
    holding a diamond scepter evokes the energetic
    rigor and clarity of the diamond
  • Task to shut off the energy of desire to
    accomplish the cessation of suffering
  • How Harness this energy (of desire) and turn it
    against itself to propel the individual towards
    enlightenment.
  • Method Chanting, Mandalas, mudras, sex

10
Tibet Today
  • Clergy Lamas (Oligarchy)
  • Present Dali Lama - 14th in a direct line of
    succession through rebirth
  • won Nobel Peace Prize 1989
  • Currently living in exile in Northern India
  • Tibet currently claimed by the Peoples
    Republic of China

11
Zen Buddhism
  • In a Nutshell

12
Zen Origins
  • Originated in China 6th Century
  • Was popularized in Japan
  • Mahayana School
  • Emphasis - meditation

13
Zen Teachings
  • Zen direct experience of truth which is beyond
    words, thoughts and feelings about truth
  • Emphasizes experience over speculation
  • Beyond logical thinking that clutters the mind
  • Satori Zen Enlightenment

14
Zen Practices
  • Koans riddles
  • Intended to short-circuit the workings of the
    logical rational mind
  • Cultivate full attention to everyday life

15
Zen Activities
  • Ikebana flower arranging
  • Tea ceremony
  • Landscaping
  • Poetry
  • Calligraphy
  • Martial Arts
  • Sumo wrestling
  • Bonsai

16
Zen Life
  • Monastic lifestyle
  • Seated mediation
  • Menial work
  • Simple meals
  • Zen master Roshi
  • Authority over disciples

17
Zen Images
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