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By Richard J. Kohn

This ebook describes a week-long Buddhist pageant that's held in Tibet and Nepal. It offers a great photo of up to date Buddhist lifestyles within the Himalayas.

Part I Orientations --
Part II the times.

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THE FOUR SHINGON EMBLEMSa a action tool summoning hook leading cord firmly holding lock resultant joy bell Soothill 176. In dealing with Sorceresses themselves, let us first summarize the attributes that the Lord of the Dance Manual gives to them. THE FOUR SORCERESSES ma®Ôala quarter family color face action tool pacifying extending magnetizing destroying east south west north white yellow red green raven pig dog owl summon tie bind madden hook lasso chain bell Diamond Jewel Lotus Action immeasseed urable anku@a pa¯@a spho¢a gha®¢a jaÅ hflÄ baÄ hoÅ compassion love joy equanimity The origin of the phra men ma seems to be at least as complicated as their function.

SECRET WISDOM MOTHER Lord of the Dance’s consort, Secret Wisdom Mother (gSang ba ye shes yum), is portrayed in two forms. Normally, she is shown as we have already seen her, seated on Lord of the Dance’s lap in sexual union with him. Her head is thrown back in the ecstatic pose typical of consorts and some solitary Sky Walkers (mka’ ’gro ma; ÔŸki®¤). She has four arms. The first pair, flung around the god’s neck, holds a chopper and a skull bowl. The second right hand brandishes a sword high in the air.

LIS The Light which Illumines Suchness. (Thugs rje chen po bde gshegs kun ’dus kyi sgrub thabs rnam bshad de kho na nyid snang ba’i ’od ces bya ba). LT Lama Tharchin. MIO Mountain Incense Offering. (Ri bo bsang mchod). MV MahŸvyutpatti NL Ngawang Lemen, Trulshik Rinpoche’s servant. xxxiii xxxiv ABBREVIATION KEY NP Notes on Doing the Complete Ritual Practice of Great Compassion. (Thugs rje chen po’i sgrub mchod dkyus ma tsam gyi phyag len zin bris). bDe kun, vol. Wu. NY Ngawang Yonten, monk of Chiwong Monastery NW Nebesky-Wojkowitz, Oracles and Demons of Tibet.

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