2010/12/21

28th Kagyu Monlam Chenmo - The Akshobhya Buddha Puja




Akshobhya Buddha Puja performed by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa at the 28th Kagyu Monlam Chenmo Prayer Ceremony on 12/21/2010 in Bodh Gaya, India.

In Vajrayana Buddhism, Akṣobhya (Sanskrit अक्षोभ्य "Immovable One") (Japanese for 阿閦如来 Ashuku nyorai; Chinese 阿閦如来 āchùrúlái; Mongolian for Ködelüsi ügei) is one of the Five Wisdom Buddhas, a product of the Adibuddha, who represents consciousness as an aspect of reality. By convention he is located in the east of the Diamond Realm and is the lord of the Eastern Pure Land Abhirati ('The Joyous'), although the Pure Land of Akṣobhya's western counterpart Amitābha is far better known. His consort is Māmāki and he is normally accompanied by two elephants. His color is blue and his attributes include the bell, three robes, and staff, along with a jewel, lotus, prayer wheel, and sword. He has several emanations.


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