Ksitigarbha resources

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Ksitigarbha resources

Post by Miroku » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:33 pm

Hey, I am quite interested in the Ksitigarbha bodhisattva in Tibetan buddhism. I know he is very popular in China and Japan (the Jizó statues are so cute), but what about Tibetan vajrayana? Are there any transmissions? Sadhanas? Are there any dharanis, or sutras with dharanis? Is he part of some cycle?

Here is a cute Ksitigarbha statue as a thanks for any information
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Re: Ksitigarbha resources

Post by FiveSkandhas » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:19 am

This is not Tibetan, and I don’t know much about the person or group responsible for it, but I found it interesting, informative, and helpful:

http://www.bauswj.org/wp/wjonline/study ... ntal-vows/

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Post by cyril » Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:46 am

FPMT has some material on Ksitigarbha in the TB context. Just use the Search function.
https://fpmt.org/search/?cx=00666601367 ... garbha&sa=
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Post by SonamTashi » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:01 am

Ksitigarbha is mentioned in the Tashi Gyepa as one of the 8 Bodhisattvas.
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Post by Miroku » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:53 am

Thank you guys! I completely forgot about FPMT and took a look at the Tashi Gyepa, quite interesting. So, now more questions, does anybody know about any Ksitigarbha practice from the Drikung Kagyu tradition?
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Re: Ksitigarbha resources

Post by Miroku » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:55 am

Also I have noticed that the Dharmabooks have published new book and its called A Garland of Jewels The Eight Great Bodhisattvas and Ksitigarbha is there too. Yay.
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Post by WeiHan » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:48 pm

Ksitigarbha is in the body mandala of Hevajra in Sakya lineage. At Sethar Larung Gar, Ksitigarbha is one of the four great annual Monlam. I read in chinese that Mipham Rinpoche had written a Ksitigarbha sadhana.

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Re: Ksitigarbha resources

Post by Yeshe Dorje » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:40 am

Lama Zopa Rinpoche mentions the following sutra The Ten Wheel Sutra of the Essence of Earth (Kshitigarbha), in "Teachings From The Vajrasattva retreat.

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