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Buddha nature

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Buddhism is one of the great wisdom streams pouring forth onto the earth.

The pantheon of Buddhas embody a potent call to wake up from our individual and collective dream and to, as Buddha said,
radiate boundless love towards the entire world ~ above, below, and across ~ unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.


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antique prayer flag woodblock I create Kalachakra pieces with

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greengold Kalachakra

cast glass in wooden base

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box-framed Kalachakra

cast glass in box frame

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rainbow Kalachakra

cast glass in wooden base


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core cast glass Avalokitesvara

Also known as Chenrezig, this Bodhisattva of Compassion is the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas. Avalokiteshvara is the earthly manifestation of the self born, eternal Buddha, Amitabha. He guards this world in the interval between the historical Sakyamuni Buddha, and the next Buddha of the Future Maitreya. 
According to legend, Chenrezig made a a vow that he would not rest until he had liberated all the beings in all the realms of suffering. After working diligently at this task for a very long time, he looked out and  realised the immense number of miserable beings yet to be saved. Seeing this, he became despondent and his head split into thousands of pieces. Amitabha Buddha put the pieces back together as a body with very many arms and many heads, so that Chenrezig could work with myriad beings all at the same time.
His mantra is the best-known of Tibetan Buddhist mantras, beloved by millions:

Om Mani Padme Hum

© shen chökyi 2013