3 croyances principales du bouddhisme tibetain
Tibetan Buddhism is varied, interesting and rich in traditions. It has many profound philosophies and teachings. Most of these teachings come from very enlightened monks of Tibetan Buddhism.

It is difficult to condense Tibetan Buddhism into a single article or three main beliefs because the teachings are vast.

But this has been attempted in this article to allow people who are new to Tibetan Buddhism to better understand what it is about.

Summary of the fundamental beliefs of Buddhism

  • About Tibetan Buddhism
  • Belief 1: Karma and reincarnation
  • Belief 2: The concept of bodhisattva
  • Belief 3: Mantra, Meditation and Mandalas

About Tibetan Buddhism

Buddhism became a major presence in Tibet towards the end of the 8th century CE. It was brought from India at the invitation of the Tibetan king, Trisong Detsen, who invited two Buddhist masters to Tibet and had important Buddhist texts translated into Tibetan.

The first to come was Shantarakshita, abbot of Nalanda in India, who built the first monastery in Tibet. He was followed by Padmasambhava, who came to use his wisdom and power to defeat the "spiritual" forces that were interrupting work on the new monastery.

Tibetan Buddhism is, in fact, derived from Indian Buddhism, Tantric teachings and Chinese Buddhism. Most of the practices of Tibetan Buddhism practiced today come from teachings brought by Indian Buddhist masters. So there is a lot of Sanskrit, and some Indian rituals in Tibetan Buddhism.

Belief 1: Karma and reincarnation

What is karma in Tibetan Buddhism?

Karma is a Sanskrit word meaning action. The concept of karma is very important in Buddhism. Contrary to popular belief, karma is not just cause and effect or consequence. It also basically means the action that every being does in every moment. This in turn sets off a moving chain of events where every action has a result. Some types of actions have immediate results, and other types of actions have results that appear much later.

Buddhists believe that doing wholesome actions and thinking healthy thoughts is good karma or a good action that will have benefits later. Good deeds will give rise to a positive mentality which, in turn, will affect the life and future life of the one who performs them.

What is reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism?

Buddhists also believe in rebirth and reincarnation. This is a particularly strong belief in Tibetan Buddhism. It is believed that beings are born on different realms of existence like the animal realm, human realm, godly realm, ghost realm, etc. according to the Karma committed in different lives.

If you do bad karma, then your rebirth will be in a low realm that suits your actions until you exhaust the consequences of that action.

Alternatively, if you dothe right karma, your birth will be in a favorable realm where you will enjoy a good life until the fruits of your action are exhausted.

Beings take birth after birth into different planes of existence depending on their karma until they achieve enlightenment, after which they will have no more rebirth.

Belief 2: The bodhisattva concept of Tibetan Buddhism

Bodhisattva is also a Sanskrit word meaning a being of enlightenment. A bodhisattva is basically a Buddha in training who has not yet achieved full enlightenment. In Tibetan Buddhism, bodhisattvas are compassionate beings who delay their own enlightenment in order to bring other beings to enlightenment.

They make vows known as bodhisattva vows to help all sentient beings realize their Buddha nature before achieving their own enlightenment. Some of the famous bodhisattvas frequently seen in Tibetan Buddhism are Chenrezig, Manjushri, and Samantabhadra. There are countless other bodhisattvas, but these are the most popular in Tibet. The Dalai Lama is said to be the emanation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion.

Each bodhisattva vows to liberate all beings. They preside over different aspects. The bodhisattva Kshitigarbha, for example, vowed to liberate all beings from the hell realms and also deceased children.

Similarly, other bodhisattvas took vows in different fields. Most Tibetan Buddhists adhere to the ideal of the bodhisattva rather than aiming solely for personal enlightenment. It is a focused practice in many sects of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Belief 3: Mantra, Meditation and Mandalas

The last section that will be covered in this article is on mandalas, meditation and mantra. These three practices are also synonymous with Buddhism and Tibetan culture. Although mandalas, meditation and mantras make good alliteration, they are not necessarily practiced together

Mantra

Mantra is a Sanskrit word which approximately means a set of syllables or words that are changed repetitively. Mantras have deep philosophical meanings and are used in many different practices of Tibetan Buddhism.

(See our article on what a mantra is)

At its most basic level, a mantra is used as a form of meditation. Mantras are said to represent enlightenment. Mantras in Tibetan Buddhist practice are often associated with a deity.

For example, the mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum" is associated with Chenrezig.

Meditation

Meditation is something very intrinsic and an essential part of Buddhism in general. It is therefore not surprising that Tibetan Buddhism has a rich tradition of meditation. Buddhist meditation can be reduced to two main types: analytical and concentrative.

Analytical meditation includes techniques such as Lam Rim, the application of logic to examine parts of identity, consciousness, mind, etc.

On the other hand, concentrative meditation involves techniques such as repeating a mantra, concentrating on breathing or a flame, etc.

Buddhist mandala

Mandalas

Mandalas are spiritual and ritual symbols that represent the entire cosmos. Mandalas are usually made by skilled and trained monks and they use colored sand to create the mandalas.

Mandalas take weeks to make and involve a group effort of different monks. There are special rituals before, during and after the construction of the mandala.

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