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  Venerable Atisha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Atisha mastered the teachings of both Hinayana and Mahayana and was held in respect by Teachers of both traditions.
Atisha was like a king, the crown ornament of Indian Buddhists, and was regarded as a second Buddha.
Atisha rode at the center of the three hundred horsemen, and by means of his miracle powers he sat one cubit above his horse's back.
www.meditationincolorado.org /atisha.htm   (1396 words)

  
 EMAHO Foundation
Atisha organized the entire of range of teachings he had received into a straightforward path for the progressive training of a student's mind.
Atisha was able to show that the vehicles of sutra and tantra formed an integrated whole.
Atisha's Lamp For The Path To Enlightenment sets forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of the three levels of motivation on the part of the practitioner--the Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana paths.
www.emahofoundation.org /programs2005/DVD_atisha.htm   (429 words)

  
 The Life of Atisha
Atisha’s parents were delighted to see him and thought at last he would settle down, take a wife, and prepare for his future rule.
Atisha arrived with all his horsemen and told this vajra master how he had studied with many teachers, but still was unable to shake off his bondage to royal life.
Atisha’s body was embalmed and enshrined at Nyetang and, seventeen years later (1071), the revered layman Dromtonpa established the sequestered Radreng Monastery (Rva-sgreng rGyal-ba’i dben-gnas), the most important center of the Kadam (bKa’-gdams) tradition which passed on his master’s lineages.
www.berzinarchives.com /bioghaphies/life_atisha.html   (5063 words)

  
 Atisha's Biography
When Atisha reached that city the old woman demanded: "Give me the cowries that were sent to me." Atisha, having paid homage mentally and questioned her in his mind, got the same answers as he had received before (from the yogini).
Atisha then thought to move on to Tibet's central region, but was restrained by a promise which, at the time of his setting out from India, had been made to the Abbot of Vikramshila Vihara.
Atisha found it just as she had said and a guardian of the temple treasures who was standing near by told them they could copy as much as they could write on that day.
www.lamayeshe.com /otherteachers/atisha/tibet.shtml   (4223 words)

  
 Atisha and the Origin of Lam Rim
Atisha was but a single person, and could hardly divide himself into the usual plurality of separate specialized instructors such as would ordinarily be found at any established Buddhist center.
Atisha was therefor a walking treasure of the Buddha’s teaching, a seasoned adept in many modes of meditation.
Atisha composed the now famous treatise, Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, a concise two-page outline of topics for graduated contemplation and diligent practice, so that no student might become lost in the plethora of texts and commentaries.
vajra.us /gus_atisha_1.html   (3665 words)

  
 Atisha
Atisha (born 982) is the teacher who brought the ""Mind Training"" teaching from Sumatra to India and then transmitted it to Tibet.
He was born in India in 982 CE.
He was first initiated into, and became an adept in, the esoteric and magical practices of Tantra, which were very popular in India at the time, and in fact were to soon to absorb and extinguish Indian Buddhism.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/at/Atisha.html   (68 words)

  
 Portrait of Atisha [Tibet (a Kadampa monastery)] (1993.479) | Object Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Portrait of Atisha [Tibet (a Kadampa monastery)] (1993.479)
Atisha's arrival was one of the seminal events of the "Second Diffusion" of Buddhism and his impact on the practice of Buddhism in Tibet was enormous.
Atisha holds a long, thin palm-leaf manuscript with his left hand, which probably symbolizes one of the many important texts he wrote, and he makes the gesture of teaching with his right hand.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/tibu/hod_1993.479.htm   (261 words)

  
 The Three Stages of the Path, p.2
The great Atisha, the modern Mahayanist Buddhist teacher, who was born in India, in Bengal, and he was invited by the king of Tibet.
And great Atisha wrote Lam Rim text, called Bodhi-patha Pradipam, "Lamp for the Path of Enlightenment." So this text, Bodhi-patha Pradipam, is the very first Lam Rim text.
Atisha wrote this text, first time in the history of Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism, and something short, short text.
community.palouse.net /lotus/tsp2.htm   (860 words)

  
 Buddhist View International - H.E. Lobsang Nyima-the 100th “Throne Holder” of the Gelugpa speaks ...
Atisha, at one time felt that there are already so many accomplished scholars and since so many works have already been done, there was no need for him to stay in Tibet to teach.
Lord Atisha was very pleased with the way in which he was approached and therefore, he gave the teachings on Jangchub Lam-rim or the gradual path of the Bodhisattava.
Atisha was one of the last Indian masters to teach in Tibet, dedicating the final 17 years of his life to his Tibetan disciples.
www.buddhistview.com /site/epage/2980_225.htm   (1940 words)

  
 Lojong and Tonglen Community Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Atisha is the teacher who brought the Mind Training teaching from Sumatra to India and then transmitted it to Tibet.
Atisha's most celebrated text, entitled Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, sets forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of three levels of motivation on the part of the practitioner.
Atisha's text thus became the source of the lamrim tradition, or graduated stages of the path to enlightenment, an approach to spiritual practice incorporated within all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
lojongmindtraining.com /biography.aspx?authorID=36   (607 words)

  
 Atisha Statues : Copper, Bronze, Brass, Silver, Wooden Stone Atisha Statues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Atisha was born in a royal family of Bengal.
Atisha went to Sumatra with arduous journey lasting for 13 months to meet the illustrious master of Bodhisattva tradition honoured and respected as Guru Suvarnadvipa.
Atisha was invited to Tibet to eliminate all the mistakes and misunderstanding concerning the teachings of Himayana, Mahayana and Tantrayana.
www.himalayanmart.com /atishastatues.php   (248 words)

  
 Reliquien Tournee - Galerie, Lama Atisha
Lama Atisha (982 to 1054 CE) was born a prince in Bengal, in eastern India.
While he was in Tibet, Lama Atisha wrote the renowned Buddhist text, "Lamp on the Path to Enlightenment".
It was given to Lama Atisha's heart disciple, the great Dharma translator, Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo, who translated the Buddhist teachings from Sanskrit into the written Tibetan language.
www.maitreyaproject.org /de/relic/gallery-atisha.html   (182 words)

  
 Buddhist Meditation in Maryland - Kelsang Atisha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
American Buddhist monk, Gen Kelsang Atisha is the Resident Teacher of Vikatadamshtri Center in Baltimore.
Gen Atisha was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, and has studied under the foremost Kadampa Buddhist Masters of our time.
The name 'Atisha', given to him by his Spiritual Guide, means 'peace' and was also the name of the 11th century founder of Kadampa Buddhism.
www.meditationinmaryland.org /teachers/kelsang-atisha.htm   (137 words)

  
 Atisha Centre Program/News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Note that for all courses at Atisha Centre concessions are considered on an individual basis.
Atisha Centre could not function without the many people who provide enormous amounts of both time and money including for example, time spent planning and organising courses and course materials, taking bookings, financial administration, cleaning, maintaining, and building the centre and its facilities.
Atisha Centre was invited to present workshops at this event.
www.buddhanet.net /atishapr.htm   (4985 words)

  
 Atisha | Buddhist Teacher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Invited by Jangchub Ö, a ruler of Ngari in western Tibet, Atisha was asked to present a Dharma that everybody could follow and that would show how all the paths of Sutra and Tantra could be practiced together.
In response, Atisha wrote Lamp for the Path, the original Lamrim text that served as the basis for all subsequent Lamrim instructions.
By integrating their knowledge of all Buddha's teachings into their practice of Lamrim, and by applying this to their everyday life, Kadampa Buddhists are encouraged to use all Buddha's teachings as practical methods for transforming daily activities into the path to enlightenment.
www.meditateinlondon.org.uk /buddhist-teacher-atisha.php   (305 words)

  
 Meditation in Geneva -- Who was Atisha?
The author of Lamrim is Atisha because it was he who first combined all the instructions of these two great Mahayana lineages in his work, Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, and gave his presentation the abbreviated title, Lamrim.
Atisha was born in AD 982 as a prince in East Bengal, India.
Atisha rode at the centre of the three hundred horsemen, and by means of his miracle powers he sat one cubit above his horse's back.
www.meditation-geneve.org /en/who_was_Atisha.html   (2751 words)

  
 Buddhist quotes | Atisha's advice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
'Atisha's Advice' is one of Buddhism's best-loved and most enduring Buddhist quotes.
It was given by the well-known Indian Teacher, Venerable Atisha, in 11th Century Tibet.
The scripture is known also known as 'Heartfelt Advice from Atisha'.
www.meditateinlondon.org.uk /buddhist-quote.php   (872 words)

  
 Character Sheet: Atisha by Vadakhan
Atisha was originally given the Sword of St. Micheal, but her success in the Wars against Hell proved her worthy of her own sword, The Sword of Atisha.
It is now the source of all her divine powers, the divine symbol of both her faith and her failure; a constant reminder of what she once was, and hopes to be again.
Atisha is a master with her sword, able to perform feats of skill that most mortals would find impossible.
www.electricferret.com /fpl/teams/team2/apr27-707132000.htm   (811 words)

  
 Don Croner's World Wide Wanders: Tibet | Atisha's Temple
Atisha (982–1054) had been born Prince Candragarbha, the second son of King Kalyanasri, ruler of a small Indian kingdom in what is now Bangladesh.
At first Atisha hesitated, but in yet another vision Tara, his tutelary deity, advised him that although he would shorten his life by twenty years by doing so, going to Tibet would greatly aid the spread of the Dharma.
It is Atisha we are told, “who was to establish the Buddhist religion in Tibet once and for all.
www.doncroner.com /Tibet/Atisha/Atisha.html   (346 words)

  
 Illuminating the Path 2000, teachings by H.H. the Dalai Lama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Atisha is honored as a major revitalizer of Tibetan Buddhism following its systematic destruction in the ninth century.
Possessing a living oral tradition in an unbroken lineage from the Buddha, Atisha was able to counter the misconceptions and incorrect interpretations that were present in Tibetan practices.
Atisha’s “Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment” explains the entire Buddhist Path within a framework of three motivational levels.
www.fourgates.com /illuminating.asp   (576 words)

  
 LamRim.com - Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment
Lord Atisha, the eleventh-century Indian Buddhist scholar and saint, came to Tibet at the invitation of the king of Western Tibet, Lha Lama Yeshe Wö, and his nephew Jangchub Wö.
Lord Atisha's most celebrated text, entitled Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, sets forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of three levels of motivation on the part of the practitioner.
Atisha's text thus became the source of the Lam Rim tradition, or graduated stages of the path to enlightenment, an approach to spiritual practice incorporated within all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
www.lamrim.com /hhdl/atishaslamp.html   (289 words)

  
 Atisha's Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Atisha and the Restoration of Buddhism in Tibet
The great being known as the Venerable Master Atisha, Dipamkara Srijnana, was born in Bengal, East India, in the second half of the tenth century.
In coming to Tibet in the eleventh century, Atisha eliminated all mistakes there from misunderstandings and lack of understanding concerning the textual and oral teachings of Hinayana and Mahayana as well as Tantrayana.
www.lamayeshe.com /otherteachers/atisha/forward.shtml   (244 words)

  
 The Seven Points of Mind Training of Atisha by HH Shamar Rinpoche
The Seven Points of Mind Training is at the heart of the Sutra and Tantra teachings in the Mahayana tradition; they are the skilful means of practice.
The Indian sage, Atisha, composed the text later introduced in Tibet.
Whether or not you obtain the fruit does not depend on a more detailed explanation but on the practice that you do.
www.kagyu-asia.com /t_7points_atisha.html   (3150 words)

  
 Bodhisattva way of life
It is right here for us, in this moment, but it's important to know how to essentialize the teachings, to look to their meaning, or dharma can be very confusing, like when we come to a fork in the road when driving a car and we don't know which way to go.
Atisha saw that Rinchen Zangpo was relying on the superficial level of the Dharma, he was relying on the external form and not connecting with the essence, Bodhicitta.
Because Atisha saw how this approach to Dharma was corrupting the teachings, he unified them in order to reveal their essence and to prevent people from practicing improperly.
www.purifymind.com /BodhiWayLife.htm   (11919 words)

  
 Buddha's World: Atisha's Pith Saying
When Atisha arrived in Tibet, his three disciples, Ku, Ngog, and Brom, asked him, "To attain the high state of liberation and omniscience, which is the more important to follow, the precept of the lama, or the scriptures and commentaries?
Atisha replied, "The precept of the lama is more important than the scriptures and commentaries."
Atisha replied, "The highest skill lies in the realization of selflessness.
www.katinkahesselink.net /tibet/atisha.htm   (407 words)

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