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MANTRA TO WHITE TARA – BUDDHA OF LONGEVITY

You can chant one mala of mantra to White Tara to make special requests for someone’s quick recovery from a life threatening illness. White Tara is one of the trinity of Buddhas that grant long life to those who make powerful prayers - the other two are the Buddha Amityus and the Buddha Namglyma.
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Powerful Practice For Wealth - Water Ritual of the White Dzambhala
 
There is a powerful Buddhist ritual that addresses the popular aspiration to get rich. The practice involves offering a light stream of water over the head of the Dzambhala symbolized by its image. The White Dzambhala is a wealth granting aspect of the Compassionate Buddha and in this form sits on a turquoise dragon, surrounded by four dakinis each signifying a Buddhist cosmic family and a compass direction.
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Chinese Manifestations of Tibetan Buddhas
 
One of the most wonderful dimensions of the Mahayana Tradition of Buddhist practice and teaching are the different manifestations of Buddha’s Qualities of compassion and wisdom. These emanate as different Buddha deities. The form, appearance, costumes, mudras, implements and jewellery of these Buddha deities differ quite considerably under Chinese & Tibetan Buddhism. Chinese & Tibetans follow the Mahayana tradition and we bring you images of five of the more popular Tibetan Buddha deities in their Chinese manifestation.
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18 Ways to Create Good Karma
 
In Buddhist teaching, the law of karma, explains that 'for every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first, and this second event will be pleasant or unpleasant according to whether its cause was beneficial or harmful, to others and oneself'. A beneficial event is motivated by the thought of benefiting others while craving, resistance or delusions usually motivate a harmful event. Events are not beneficial in themselves, but becomes so by virtue of the mental thoughts that accompany the action.
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About the Mala
 
Buddhist mala are 108 beads strung together much like a rosary. These beads can be made of any kind of precious or semi-precious stones. Usually a mala comprises of 108 beads, so when you are asked to chant "one mala" of a certain mantra, it means you chant it 108 times.
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Light Offering Prayer
 
One can recite this prayer when making an individual light offering, or in the context of the Extensive Offering Practice. After lighting a candle, a butter lamp, or any form of light, this prayer can be recited in conjunction with the visualization describe below.
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