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Tantrayana ('The Vehicle of the Tantra'), popular for its usage of Tantra, is the form of Mahayana Buddhism developed from the earlier Theravada tradition.
Tantrayana is one of the forms of Buddhism currently associated with Tibet, the other being Vajrayana.
Tantrayana developed in Bengal from the 7th century AD in Bengal.
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 Tantrayana, Buddhism, Buddhist Pilgrimage
Tantrayana, the Vehicle of the Text, is also known as Mantrayana, the Vehicle of Spells, or the Vajrayana, the Adamantine Vehicle.
The Tantrayana Buddhism facilitates an accelerated path to enlightenment to be achieved through the use of tantra techniques, which are practical aids to spiritual development and esoteric transmission.
Tantrayana developed in Bengal and Orissa and flourished during the period of Buddhism's decline in India from 8th to 13th century AD.
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 The Sikh Coalition
The gathering was about 50/60 strong elite, representing, Hinduism, Buddhism (Hinayana, Mahayana, Tantrayana, Tibetan Buddhism and modern western Buddhism), from India, Ceylon, Tibet, Korea, North Vietnam and Bhutan, and Islam was represented by Sunni, Shia, Ahmadi and Ismaili sects of Islam.
Buddhism as the export-form of Hinduism, is a religion of this category with its numerous expressions ranging from Hinayana, the original ethico-philosophical religion, to Mahayana, Vairayana.
Tantrayana, Mantrayana, Tibetan Buddhism and the Zen to mention only the major manifestations of Buddhism.
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 Purple Lotus Society of the USA
In Tantrayana, great emphasis is placed on mantra chanting because it is one of three practices that can enable one do reach accomplishment or Realization.
Although the preliminary practices of Tantrayana are "generation stage" practices, they are fundamental and may be looked on as assets that one must have if one wants to succeed in "completion stage" practices.
In Tantrayana, when you chant a mantra ten thousand times, one hundred thousand times, one million times, five million times, or even ten million times, you are actually calling out to the Buddha Mind, getting very close to It and, over time, merging with It.
www.purplelotus.org /temple/en/plpub/Journal/vol12/ChantingAcccomplishment.html   (942 words)

 Tibetan Buddhism
There are three types of Buddhism practiced in Tibet: Mahayana Buddhism, or the greater path, Hinayana Buddhism, or the lesser path, and Tantrayana Buddhism, known as the diamond path.
Tantrayana Buddhism is unique to Tibet alone, though most Tibetans follow Hinayana Buddhism.
Mahayana Buddhists seek enlightenment for all things and desire to become Bodhisattvas, who are those that have eradicated false ideals from their minds and see the world as it really is. Bodhisattvas refrain from entering Nirvana in order to guide others on the path to enlightenment.
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 Walubi - Wacana
Tantrayana adalah satu mazhab dalam agama Buddha yang sangat istimewa karena memiliki cirri-ciri khas yang unik.
Namun demikian, Tantrayana memiliki perbedaan dengan Mahayana dalam hal tujuan,wujud manusia yang telah mencapai tujuan tantrayana dan cara pengajarannya.
Mazhab Tantrayana di Tibet memiliki naskah terjemahan kitab suci yang kebanyakan berasal dari India dan terdiri lebih dari 4.566 naskah.
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 Findbox: tantrayana
Ponjian also distanced his organisation from Ferry, saying that the man was not in fact a monk, but a rinpoche, [3] that is a teacher or someone due respect, and had only been a leader of the Buddha Tantrayana Indonesia, and as such his...
Called Tantrayana, the Vehicle of the Text, this tradition is also known as...
Tantrayana is characterised by an emphasis on the value of magic and the...
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 Buddhist Studies:Tantrayana
From the 7th century AD a new tradition of Buddhism began to develop that was in several important respects radically different from the earlier traditions.
Called Tantrayana, the Vehicle of the Text, this tradition is also known as Mantrayana, the Vehicle of Spells, or the Vajrayana, the Adamantine Vehicle.
Tantrayana is characterised by an emphasis on the value of magic and the propitiation of the bodhisattvas and
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 Explore Bhutan >>> Yangphel Travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Tantrayana (Vajrayana) or 'Diamond Vehicle' evolved from within the Mahayana school, and was adopted across the Himalayas.
Tantrayana is the quickest way to become Buddha - like a rocket going to the moon." (Dasho Rigzin Dorji in Crossette (1995:x)) Tantric Buddhism offers a fast track to enlightenment.
It is understood that the Buddha's instructions are contained not only in the Tripitaka - the Sutra (scriptures), the Vinaya (monastic discipline and ethics) and the Abhidharma (underlying psychology and logic) - but also in the Vajrayana (the Tantras).
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 Walubi - Wacana
Akan tetapi Bhiksu ini setelah membaca Vairocana Sutra, barulah memahami makna yang begitu dalam dari aliran Tantrayana, sehingga terbangun dari sadar, bahwa ternyata ajaran Tantrayana tidaklah sesederhana yang telah dipikirkan, selanjutnya Bhiksu Hong Yi menyesali atas perkataan yang pernah dibuatnya dahulu.
Ajaran Tantrayana adalah salah satu aliran dari ajaran agama Buddha yang begitu dalam, sehingga tidaklah mudah diperuntukkan bagi setiap orang bagi yang belum mengerti serta memahami lebih dulu ajaran dasar agama Buddha Mazhab Theravada dan Mazhab Mahayana.
Dari semua bentuk proses latihan-latihan yang dikembangkan dalam Tantrayana adalah untuk mengikis karma buruk dan untuk meningkatkan kebijaksanaan,selanjutnya akan terlahir sebagai seorang suci.
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 The Shadow of the Dalai Lama – Part I – Buddhism and misogyny – an historical overview
Tantrayana with regard to the “female sacrifice”, the “manipulation of erotic love”, and the “development of androcentric power”.
Tantrayana, arose in the fourth century C.E. at the earliest.
The “sacrifice of the feminine principle” is from the outset a fundamental event in the teachings of Buddha.
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 Tantrayana: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
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 Brief introduction to Buddhism
Tantrayana falls into four classes and includes a vast number of treatises that cannot be enumerated here.
In the simplest terms, according to this system as already explained, negative karma is considered the cause of the various kinds of misery we suffer.
In some cases, progress is achieved through strong faith and devo- tion; but generally, progress is achieved through the power of reason.
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 amidabuddha.org - What is Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Theravada is the oldest tradition and is practiced predominently in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, and Laos.
Both Mahayana and Tantrayana practice is primarily to help all sentient beings reach enlightenment and in doing so achieve both nirvana and buddhahood.
In Tantrayana additional tantric practices are used in order to achieve Buddhahood more quickly.
www.amidabuddha.org /buddhism.html   (435 words)

 Buddhism: A Brief Introduction, Buddhism in Tibet, Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan Cultural, Tibet Highlights - Royal Mt. ...
This new tradition incorporated Tantric elements and is known as Vajrayana (diamond or thunderbolt vehicle).
Tantrayana is characterized by an emphasis on the value of magic and the propitiation of the bodhisattvas and gods in the quest for Nirvana.
It is an esoteric and ritualistic doctrine that incorporates the use of rituals, sacred gestures, symbols, mantras and visualization to achieve realization.
www.royaltibet.com /tibet/religion.php   (1196 words)

 Traced back 2500 years to the Shakyamuni Buddha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It is from this fourth Noble Truth that Buddhism developed two different vehicles to enlightenment, sutrayana and tantrayana.
Comparatively, tantrayana is a much faster path to enlightenment.
Tantrayana follows the Western philosophy of quicker is better, however, even though tantra is the quickest method to enlightenment, it is not always the best.
people.colgate.edu /jrapaport/Tantra/Tantra3.htm   (3795 words)

 The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism
The difference between Paramitayana and Tantrayana is that the Tantrayana has the skillful methods whereby you can use desire objects that usually bring reactions of confusion and dissatisfaction in the path to enlightenment; by practicing tantric yoga, you can transform the energy of desire into the path to enlightenment.
Now, Paramitayana and Tantrayana both lead to enlightenment, but even though at the beginning it might look like contact with sense pleasures is negative, Tantrayana gives us the powerful skill to transmute desire into the blissful path to enlightenment.
Tantrayana is the way to achieve the perfect body, speech and mind we need in order to help other people.
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 Equality of Tantrayana and Sutrayana
The Ling Xian Sect, the sect I have founded (please note, my reader, that it is a sect, not a religion that I have founded) embraces the Taoist Sect, the Pure Land Sect, the Zhan Sect, and the Tantric Sect, merging all their teachings.
As regard the question of whether there is geomancy in the Tantric School, well, I have not come across the phrase "Tantric geomancy" in my reading of all the classics, current or ancient, on the doctrines of the Tantric School.
Shakyamuni handed down Tantrayana which was carried forward and developed by Master Padmasambhava and Bodhisattva Nagarjuna, who had never heard of "Tantric geomancy" either.
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 Concept of Mahayana
If Paramityana is also called Sutryana and Hetuyana Vajrayana is called Mantrayana, Tantrayana, Sahajayana, Upayayana and Phalayana because the fruit, result or outcome of the good deed or performance is taken as a means of vehicle for salvation.
Tantrayana has also been divided into four classes depending upon the capacity of persons doing exercise.
That the right exercise or practice of tantrayana is not possible without general knowledge of all the aspects of Buddhism has been clearly mentioned by Vinayapatala of Hevajratantra.
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 Buddhist Congregation Dharmaling - Introduction to Tantra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Somehow the Tantrayana says that there is nothing bad about the pleasure by itself, but the source of the prob-lems is coming from the grasping we usually have towards the pleasure.
For whoever has not done enough preliminaries, enough purifica-tions and enough accumulation of m erits, the Tantrayana may be a difficult path instead of being the quickest one.
From the Tantrayana point of view, we could say that the strict intellec-tual approach is more an obstacle than a help.
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 The World of Jin-Gang-Dhyana - Celebrating Buddha's 2550 Holy Birthday
Chinese Han Transmission Tantrayana Buddhism - Holy Tantra Jin-Gang-Dhyana Buddhism originated in ancient India, has been raised in the holy land of China, developed in Australia, identified by the Thousand Buddha Hill of Taiwan, and extensively disseminated to the whole world.
The doctrinal principles of Chinese Han Transmission Tantrayana Buddhism, the doctrinal principle of harmony, is being approved by peace loving people of the world.
The possibility of development of Chinese Han Transmission Tantrayana Buddhism today is inseparable from the great support of the Australian Government and its people.
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 Tibetan Buddhist Monks Visit to East Lansing :: The Monks
In 1970, at the age of 13, he was accepted into the Gyudmed Tantric Monastery and became a Monk.
From 1970 to 1995, he has studied both Sutra and Tantra and specializes in the Tantrayana.
In 1995 in front of 400 Monks, he gave both the Sutra and Tantra treatise in a Debate Exam and received his first division certificate, the Ngarampa Degree, in the Sutra and Tantrayana, the equialvalent of the Geshe Lharampa Degree.
www.msu.edu /~kamuseum/exhibitions/online/monks/monks.html   (448 words)

 Tibetan Buddhism : Message From His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama
The paths I have mentioned are doctrinal paths that aspirants must follow to provide a sound foundation before practicing Tantrayana, the way of yogic methods.
The figures of deities have been found to be the most suitable objects, thus resulting in many images of deities in Tantrayana.
In some cases, progress is achieved through strong faith and devotion; but generally, progress is achieved through the power of reason.
www.thangkapaintings.com /tibetan_buddhism.php   (2038 words)

 Spiritual Discussion Forum-Spiritual Forums discussing all things Spiritual at The Soul Element Spiritual Salon
Tantrayana ('The Vehicle of the Tantra'), is the form of Mahayana Buddhism - this tradition is also known as Mantrayana, the Vehicle of Spells (5)
This is considered important, not for oneself, but because as a Buddha one has the best achievable qualities to help others.
In the school of Tantrayana the aspect of woman is put on top, even gods are considered having lower position.
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 St. John's Order
Ajari's family came from Siberia and it is their unique perspective on these various religious streams that he brought to San Francisco many years ago.
Tantrayana is the mystical path of knowledge whereby all experiences in the world are seen as material for the burning of Karma and opportunities for attaining Enlightenment.
The word Tantra is related to the concept of weaving, suggesting the interwoveness of thought and action, cause and effect continually interacting, and the interdependence of all that exists.
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 Choosing a Live Without Attachment
For the layman or the Upasikava, it is not necessary to control sexual desire, but at the same time you can purify your mind, and eventually achieve nirvana without becoming a monk.
In some cases, suppose that in those practitioners who are actually well-equipped to practice MahaAnnutara Yoga Tantrayana, strong sexual desire exists along with a high intellectual potential.
A monk is very much concerned about conserving and controlling one's energy, but through visualization with a consort, you have to think about some sort of sexual activities and the energy comes and goes back.
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