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Male Deities in Tantric Buddhism
By Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Sunday, November 3, 2013
There are many male deities in Tantric Buddhism. In Tibetan Buddhism some popular male deities include Chenrezig, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Buddha Amitabha, Vajrasattva, Yamantaka, Chakrasambara, Hevajra, and Vajrakilaya. Sometimes deities come in union with their consort, sometimes alone. Depending on the sadhana, these deities are visualized either in front of oneself or as oneself, or both. Also there are various benefits that are associated with the different practices such as health, wealth, longevity, wisdom, and compassion. If you would like to learn about these important male deities, please join us.
Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche is a Dzogchen master and the reincarnation of Dzogchen Gyaltsab Thodo Rinpoche. He was recognized by H.H. Dalai Lama’s Nyingmapa teacher Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche. He received teachings from twenty- five masters representing all five schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Tulku Yeshi has written thirteen books, ten of which have been published, on the subject of Tibetan Buddhism and culture including A One Thousand Year History of Sakyapa. His most recent work entitled “A Modern Liberation Odyssey – An Autobiography of a Tibetan Nomad Lama”, will be published soon. He also writes novels, poetry for mind training, provides Tibetan astrology readings, can advise people on how to enjoy their life, and can bestow empowerments. Currently he is working on Dharma activities at Sakya Monastery in Seattle. He is now working on producing a documentary on His Holiness Jidgal Dagchen Rinpoche’s life.