Vajrayana Buddhism

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Vajrayana Buddhism

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Wooden Mask
Vajrayana Buddhist use colorful, dramatic masks in traditional Cham lama dances in order to transform their identities. Vajrayana Buddhist consider the Cham dance a type of mediation as the dancers are well trained to perform the precise ritual.…

 Bronze Diamond Sceptre (Vajra)
A Vajra meaning "thunderbolt" or "diamond" in Sanskrit is a ritual object symbolically used by dharma traditions such as Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism. The Vajra symbolizes properties of a diamond (indestructibility) and of a thunderbolt…

Bell (Bronze)
Temple bells are common instruments found in Buddhist temples, most often in temples throughout Japan. The purpose of the bells is to summon monks for prayer or announce periods of time. The bells also help aid in meditation and prayer recitations.…

Large Prayer Wheel
A Buddhist prayer wheel, most prevalent in the Tibetan Buddhism, is a mechanical device that is used as an equivalent to a recitation of a mantra. They can be made out of metal, wood, leather, stone or coarse cotton. Each turn of the wheel by hand…

Tibetan Singing Bowl
A singing bowl, also known as a standing bell or a resting bell is an inverted bell that is usually bowl-shaped and range in a variety of sizes. They are often played by striking the bowl or rotating mallet around the rim to create a soothing…
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