- The Second Buddha, who—with his consort Yeshé Tsogyel—established Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet in the Eighth Century. Padmasambhava and Yeshé Tsogyel are the central Tantric Buddhas of the Nyingma tradition. In Aro, all yidams are viewed as emanations of Padmasambhava or Yeshé Tsogyel.
The equivalent Tibetan term is Guru Rinpoche.
- ‘Heroine’. A female Vajrayana practitioner who manifests courage and outer method display and possesses inner wisdom nature. May also refer to supernatural or semi-divine female Buddhist beings – analogous in some ways to the valkyries of Norse legend. Compare pawo, khandro, and khandropa.
The Tibetan spelling is dPa’ mo.
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- The methods used in a yana to take you from the base to the result.
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- ‘Hero’. A male Vajrayana practitioner who manifests courage and outward method display and possesses inner wisdom nature. May also refer to supernatural or semi-divine beings such as Gésar of Ling. Compare pamo, khandro, and khandropa.
The Tibetan spelling is dPa’ bo.
The equivalent Sanskrit term is daka.
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- ‘practice’ in Buddhism means a method or activity. Generally it does not imply repeated simulated performance – in preparation for a presentation – as you would practice for a piano recital.