Monk in deep meditation

Monk in deep meditation

The monk is in the deep state of meditation under the bodhi tree, protected by an anti-mosquito tent.

Last year i visited India, and of course Bodhgaya. Such a blissful place, made some prostrations, circumambulations, took many photos and offered fruits and flowers to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and all sentient beings in Mahabodhi temple.

So far away from home i was but yet I felt at home and when came back to Ljubljana i felt homesick and still do. I lost my heart in Ladakh so now I am wondering around heartless and longing to meet my heart again soon.

Great Great Buddha statue in Bodhgaya

If you ever visit Ladakh, be there for annual Oracle Nagrang festival at Mangtro Monastery, held on the 14th and 15th days of the first month of the Tibetan calendar and see the Cham dance with Oracles, two wrathful protectors. For someone who just hear or watch the video doesn’t mean much but when you are there, you can actually see that oracles are indeed there, embodied in two monks, who were previously been in deep meditation for several months to prepare themselves for this event to preform the dance in Chams.

Cham mask

It is so auspicious.

Here on video you can see them on the left with ropes over the heads. So when they were ready to come, none of us was allowed to take any photos or videos. Of course there were couple of people filming in secret but Oracles knew where exactly they are so they turned and pointed a finger into them and guardians ran towards them right away.

Om Mani Padme Hum

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The Perceiver of the Universe

Good reads.

Shambhala Blog

Book coverThe practice of meditation is based not on how we would like things to be but on what is. We often do not have a proper understanding of what we are, of what we are actually doing. From the beginning, spirituality should be concerned with the actuality of who is involved in the practice. In the Buddhist form of meditation, we try to look at the perceiver of the universe, the perceiver that is self, ego, me, mine.

The Sanity We Are Born With: A Buddhist Approach to Psychology by Chgyam Trungpa, pages 43?44

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Vajrasattva

Vajrasattva Buddha

Vajrasattva is the aggregate of consciousness of all the Buddhas, appearing in the aspect of a white-colored Deity specifically to purify living beings’ negativity.He is the same nature as Buddha Vajradhara, differing only in aspect.

The practice of meditation and recitation of Buddha Vajrasattva is an extremely powerful method for purifying our impure mind and actions.