Buddhism – the teaching of reincarnation

The origins of Buddhism go back to India to Gutama Buddha from the dynasty of Sakaya. In the eighth century, during the Yarlung Dynasty, Buddhism reached Tibet. Form Tibet it spread further to Mustang. In the highlands of Tibet a new form of Buddhism emerged as part of the Mahayana Buddhism in which the Lama (Guru) played the central role integrating many rituals and locale religious tradition.

In Buddhism the concept of Karma, the law of cause and effect and the belief in reincarnation are essential. All beings suffer and take part in the eternal circle of reincarnation. Thos who dedicate their lives to teaching and meditation can escape this circle and reach the Buddha status – the enlightenment. This way they reach Nirvana and redeemed. One special characteristic of the Mahayana Buddhism in the Kingdom of Mustang is the ideal of Bodhisattva. The Bodhisattva is an enlightened being that renounces to the last step of enlightment in order to provide the force of redemption to all creatures.

Like in all Buddhist parts of the Himalaya prayer flags are raised to spread blessings through the country.

Himalaya's Children - Eternally, the prayer flags spread the blessing through the country: “Om Mani Padme Hum”. Himalaya's Children - Prayer Wheels Himalaya's Children - Prayer flags over a monastery.