The Lion

Lions are king of the animal kingdom:  they are proud and majestic. In buddhism lions are symbolic of the bodhisattvas, the “sons of the Buddha” or “Buddha’s lions”. Bodhisattvas are beings who have attained a high  level of spiritual development. The lion as Gardian of the temple are represented in pairs at the entrance of … Continue reading The Lion

Elephants

The  main characteristics of the  elephant are his strenght and steadfastness.  There for it became a symbols of physical and mental strength, as well as responsibility and earthiness. In the mandala offering ritual one offers to the Buddha the Precious Elephant, with the strength of one thousand elephants and who can circumdbulate the whole universe … Continue reading Elephants