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Ksitigarbha resources

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:33 pm
by Miroku
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

Re: Ksitigarbha resources

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:19 am
by FiveSkandhas
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/

Re: Ksitigarbha resources

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:46 am
by cyril
FPMT has some material on Ksitigarbha in the TB context. Just use the Search function.
https://fpmt.org/search/?cx=00666601367 ... garbha&sa=

Re: Ksitigarbha resources

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:01 am
by SonamTashi
Ksitigarbha is mentioned in the Tashi Gyepa as one of the 8 Bodhisattvas.

Re: Ksitigarbha resources

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:53 am
by Miroku
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?

Re: Ksitigarbha resources

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:55 am
by Miroku
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.

Re: Ksitigarbha resources

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:48 pm
by WeiHan
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.

Re: Ksitigarbha resources

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:40 am
by Yeshe Dorje
Lama Zopa Rinpoche mentions the following sutra The Ten Wheel Sutra of the Essence of Earth (Kshitigarbha), in "Teachings From The Vajrasattva retreat.