How many Tulkus are there?

How many Tulkus are there?

Tibetologist Françoise Pommaret estimates there are presently approximately 500 tulku lineages found across Tibet, Bhutan, Northern India, Nepal, Mongolia, and the southwest provinces of China.

What are manifestation bodies or Tulkus?

The term tulku has been translated as “the manifested-body, created-body, manifestation” or also as “incarnation, reincarnation, or rebirth.” It has been translated into Chinese as huofo, which means “living buddha,” and into Mongolian as qubilyan.

Where is Vajrayana Buddhism practiced?

Vajrayana, (Sanskrit: “Thunderbolt Vehicle” or “Diamond Vehicle”) form of Tantric Buddhism that developed in India and neighbouring countries, notably Tibet.

Is Dalai Lama a tulku?

The most famous example of a tulku lineage is the Dalai Lamas, who are said to be rebirths of the previous thirteen Dalai Lamas, beginning with Gendun Drup (1391 – 1474 C.E.).

Are there female Rinpoche?

Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche She is one of the very few fully trained female Rinpoches (“precious masters”) in the Tibetan tradition. Born in 1967 as the daughter of the late Kyabjé Mindrolling Trichen, she, her younger sister and her mother were the only women growing up among 400 monks at her father’s monastery in India.

How do I become a Khenpo?

In the Nyingma, Kagyu, and Sakya traditions, the title is awarded usually after a period of 13 years of intensive study after secondary school. It may roughly translate to either a bachelor’s degree, or nowadays more likely to a terminal degree in Buddhist Studies equivalent to a PhD or MPhil.

What is Vajrayana Buddhism also called?

Vajrayana Buddhism is a form of Buddhism probably originated from the Mahayana tradition. It is based on a complex philosophical and ritual system meant to provide a path towards enlightenment. Vajrayana is sometimes referred to as Tibetan Buddhism.

What does Buddhism say about karma?

Karma is not an external force, not a system of punishment or reward dealt out by a god. The concept is more accurately understood as a natural law similar to gravity. Buddhists believe we are in control of our ultimate fates. The problem is that most of us are ignorant of this, which causes suffering.