Kinaree, a being from the Buddhist heaven

Kinaree, a being from the Buddhist heaven

A dakini (Sanskrit: "sky dancer") is a Tantric priestess of ancient India who "carried the souls of the dead to the sky". This Buddhist figure is particularly upheld in Tibetan Buddhism. The dakini is a female being of generally volatile temperament, who acts as a muse for spiritual practice.

A dakini (Sanskrit: "sky dancer") is a Tantric priestess of ancient India who "carried the souls of the dead to the sky". This Buddhist figure is particularly upheld in Tibetan Buddhism. The dakini is a female being of generally volatile temperament, who acts as a muse for spiritual practice.

Heaven, Hell and paradigms of the afterlife - San Diego Spiritual Enlightenment | Examiner.com

Heaven, Hell and paradigms of the afterlife - San Diego Spiritual Enlightenment | Examiner.com

Chuson-ji Temple Konjiki-do (Golden Hall) is one of the most famous structures from the late Heian period. It is a Buddhist temple with a hall that is embossed with gold leaf on both the interior and exterior. It was built in 1124 by Oshu Fujiwara-shi as a corner of Chuson-ji in Hiraizumi, Nishiiwai District, Iwate Prefecture

Chuson-ji Temple Konjiki-do (Golden Hall) is one of the most famous structures from the late Heian period. It is a Buddhist temple with a hall that is embossed with gold leaf on both the interior and exterior. It was built in 1124 by Oshu Fujiwara-shi as a corner of Chuson-ji in Hiraizumi, Nishiiwai District, Iwate Prefecture

19th century Nepalese statue of Māyā. Queen Māyā of Sakya (Māyādevī) was the birth mother of Gautama Buddha, the sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded and the sister of Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī, the first Buddhist nun ordained by the Buddha. In Buddhist tradition Maya died soon after the birth of Buddha, generally said to be seven days afterwards and came to life again in a Buddhist heaven, a pattern that is said to be followed in the births of all Buddhas. http://www.guimet.fr/fr/

19th century Nepalese statue of Māyā. Queen Māyā of Sakya (Māyādevī) was the birth mother of Gautama Buddha, the sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded and the sister of Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī, the first Buddhist nun ordained by the Buddha. In Buddhist tradition Maya died soon after the birth of Buddha, generally said to be seven days afterwards and came to life again in a Buddhist heaven, a pattern that is said to be followed in the births of all Buddhas. http://www.guimet.fr/fr/

In Buddhist funerals, the idea of a place called Sukhavati, or “Western Paradise,” is considered the favorable destination for a soul that is departing Earth. Different languages have various names for this “heaven” that we hope to go to. In Chinese, we call this place “西天 (xītiān).” Buddhism is China’s oldest foreign religion, dating back to 300 B.C. in China. Buddhism has an up and down history, but a strong form has sustained, with over 244 million practicing Buddhists now living in…

In Buddhist funerals, the idea of a place called Sukhavati, or “Western Paradise,” is considered the favorable destination for a soul that is departing Earth. Different languages have various names for this “heaven” that we hope to go to. In Chinese, we call this place “西天 (xītiān).” Buddhism is China’s oldest foreign religion, dating back to 300 B.C. in China. Buddhism has an up and down history, but a strong form has sustained, with over 244 million practicing Buddhists now living in…

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