Sunday, June 14, 2009

Nyingmapa Monastery, Coorg

Nyingmapa Monastery from outside! It is home of nearly 5000 Buddhist monks and one of the most lavishly designed, as far as I have seen.

From Coorg Monastery

From Coorg Monastery

From Coorg Monastery

From Coorg Monastery


From inside the monastery looks far more beautiful with exquisite work of art and golden statues of Lord Buddha. A real treat to the eyes!
From Coorg Monastery

From Coorg Monastery

From Coorg Monastery

1 comment:

Wangdi said...

The Vajra Guru Mantra is the mantra associated with Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava.Guru Rinpoche himself has said, "In the future, such times will befall sentient beings and both in a temporary and in a long term sense, the benefits of the Vajra Guru mantra can be definitely be felt.Since my spiritual instructions and the methods of practice that I offer are immeasurable, I have hidden a great number of treasure teachings in the water, rocks, the sky and so forthIn these evil times, even individuals with fortunate karma will find it difficult to encounter these teachings. It will be difficult to bring together the necessary circumstances for these teachings to be revealed. This is a sign that the collective merit of beings is on the wane.
However, at such times, if this essence mantra, the Vajra Guru mantra, is repeated as much as possible, a hundred times, a thousand times, ten thousand times, a hundred thousand times, a million, ten million, a hundred million times and so forth, if it is repeated in holy places, in temples, next to great rivers, in areas where gods and demons abound, if it is recited in these places by tantric practitioners with pure samaya, by people with monastic ordination who maintain their vows purely, by men and women who possess faith in the teachings, if they give rise to bodhicitta on a grand scale and recite this mantra, then the benefits and advantages and energy of such practice are truly inconceivable." http://www.gurupadmasambhava.org