Who are the Dharma Protectors?

Who are the Dharma Protectors?

A protector of Buddhist dharma is called a dharmapala. They are typically wrathful deities, depicted with terrifying iconography in the Mahayana and tantric traditions of Buddhism. The wrathfulness is intended to depict their willingness to defend and guard Buddhist followers from dangers and enemies.

What is Serkyem?

Serkyem (sometimes spelled Serkym) is all about activity. The offering itself connotes activity: pouring hot tea while reciting praises, allowing it to “overflow abundantly” from one bowl to the next.

Who guards Buddha?

Niō (仁王) are two wrathful and muscular guardians of the Buddha standing today at the entrance of many Buddhist temples in East Asian Buddhism in the form of frightening wrestler-like statues. They are dharmapala manifestations of the bodhisattva Vajrapāṇi, the oldest and most powerful of the Mahayana Buddhist pantheon.

Who is chenrezig?

Chenrezig (Sanskrit: Avalokitesvara) is the bodhisattva that symbolizes the compassion of all Buddhas. He has vowed to never rest until all beings enter nirvana. In order to do this he commonly takes a form with 1000 arms, 1000 eyes, and 11 heads to see and help everyone in need.

How do I offer Serkem?

The word serkem is an honorific term for offering libation. Kem is an old term for alcohol or container of alcohol. So offering of alcohol from a wooden jug or from a container is called offering kem. When the kem is poured into a bowl or a cup, made of or plated with gold (ser), then the offering becomes serkem.

How do I offer a Serkyem?

Add some mixed grains to both the top and bottom of the serkyem representing food offerings. The offering should be arranged in a calm and respectful manner. When it is placed on the shrine it is always offered together with incense.

Is Dzogchen a Bon?

The Bon Dzogchen teachings are the highest teachings of Bon tradition as they offer a means to directly recognize the true nature of the mind and further attain stabilization of this recognition. Bon has three distinct Dzogchen lineages: A Tri, Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyud, and Dzogchen.

What is Longchen Nyingthig?

Longchen Nyingthig ( Tibetan: ཀློང་ཆེན་སྙིང་ཐིག་, Wylie: klong chen snying thig) is a terma, revealed scripture, of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, which gives a systematic explanation of Dzogchen. It was revealed by Jigme Lingpa (1730-1798).

Is the Longchen Nyingtik the swiftest path to enlightenment?

The teachings and practices of the Longchen Nyingtik are the swiftest path to enlightenment. One of its main sadhanas, The Gathering of Vidyadharas (Rigdzen Dupa), holds for this supreme accomplishment to happen.

Is there a prayer to the lineage of Longchen Nyingtik?

A short prayer to the lineage of Palchen Düpa, the wrathful yidam practice of Longchen Nyingtik, including supplementary verses composed by the Third Dodrupchen, Jigme Tenpe Nyima. This prayer to the lineage of Longchen Nyingtik is part of the original revelation and was supplemented by later authors.

What is the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtik ngöndro?

This is the arrangement of the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro. Oṃ āḥ hūṃ! From the syllable raṃ (in my speech centre) arises fire, consuming my tongue, Which is transformed into a three-spoked vajra of red light. 2 In its centre are the vowels and consonants, and around them the mantra of ‘The Essence of Interdependent Origination’: 3