Statue of Lord Buddha in the Bhumisparsha - Earth Touching Mudra, Tsog Kor evening, Tibetan Buddhism, Seattle, Washington, USA

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    Statue of Lord Buddha in the Bhumisparsha - Earth Touching Mudra, Tsog Kor evening, Tibetan Buddhism, Seattle, Washington, USA
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    A Brief History of Sakya Monastery
    Alexander Berzin, 1991, expanded September 2003

    Original version published in "Sakya Monasteries." Chö-Yang, Year of Tibet Edition (Dharamsala, India), (1991).

    In the Manjushri Root Tantra (‘Jam-dpal rtsa-rgyud), Buddha had prophesied that a Sakya Monastery would cause his teachings to flourish in the Land of Snows. The site of this monastery was also prophesied by Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava (Gur-ru Rin-po-che Pad-ma ‘byung-gnas). Several stupas had already been built at the monastery’s future location, when Atisha (Jo-bo-rje dPal-ldan A-ti-sha) (982-1053) stopped there in 1040. He saw on the mountainside a syllable "Hrih," seven "Dhih," and one "Hung," and prophesied that an incarnation of Avalokiteshvara, seven of Manjushri, and one of Vajrapani would grace this site.

    In 1073, Konchog-gyelpo (dKon-mchog rgyal-po) (1034-1102) of the Kon (‘Khon) family established the Pelden Sakya Monastery (dPal-ldan Sa-skya dGon-pa) in Tsang (gTsang) province of Central Tibet. The monastery, and subsequently the tradition he founded, derived its name from the color of the soil of its location. "Sakya" means literally "gray earth."

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    1. vivsirena ( *On & Off* ) 65 months ago | reply

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    3. Wonderlane 65 months ago | reply

      Thank you vivsirena, AmahRa58

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    5. Mella Grow Green 61 months ago | reply

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    6. Philipp Berndt! [deleted] 58 months ago | reply

      i can't get tired of it... great job!!

    7. CEVEN30 [deleted] 56 months ago | reply

      Magnifique photo !

    8. nice_maleman 55 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called SOULCENTRE for spiritual pictures, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      so beautiful picture of the buddha..and colourful...my fav buddha..

    9. dinhin2503@gmail.com 55 months ago | reply

      This not The most beautiful Buddha in the world
      It have in Thailand.

    10. Wonderlane 55 months ago | reply

      Buddhists do not argue about Lord Buddha or Buddhism, so I am sure you are correct dinhin2503@gmail.com!

    11. DALAIWMN 54 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Spiritual Beauty of ALL PEOPLE, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. Menepali rajz 53 months ago | reply

      I'm Feeling Happey Cuz I'm from that Country Where the Buddha Was Bron ...........I Love My Nepal.

    13. emptiness2holiness 52 months ago | reply

      The road towards Enlightenment takes Kalpas to attain......May all sentient beings cross over all sorts of suffrerings and pain, of worldly attachements, free of worries and fear.

    14. IndeLeble_ Ali_INTERNET PROBLEMS [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

      Realmente una obra de arte , preciosíima foto !!

      [ via Wonderlane's flickriver  --IndeLeble_ Ali ]

    15. Tuxk76 47 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Tibetan Singing Bowls, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. nikcanlove1 44 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! I wish I was there to see it in person.

    17. Wonderlane 44 months ago | reply

      you should sometime, its marvelous

    18. buddhadog 16 months ago | reply

      Stamp of approval
      this photo has mindfulness
      it's one of my faves
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      Oriental Land

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