A title, literally meaning "Precious One," given to a reincarnate lama (tulku) or the abbot of a monastery.
A network of physical forms in which a Buddha appears in order to benefit others.
The voidness (emptiness) of self-established existence.
A stable, correct understanding of some point in the Dharma, such as voidness (emptiness), which brings about a lasting attainment and positive change in the person who has it.
Past and future lives on the mental continuum of an individual limited being (sentient being), driven by unawareness, disturbing emotions and compulsive behavior.
The cognitive faculty within a cognition that takes as its cognitive object the consciousness within the cognition that it is part of.
A direction that one puts in one's life that will protect one from true suffering and its true causes, and, when one reaches the goal of this direction, allows one to avoid true suffering and its true causes forever. Mostly translated on this website as "safe direction."
According to Vasubandhu, the mental factor that takes its object to have some level of good qualities and may be either accurate or distorted.
The mental factor of not wishing to repeat doing something, either proper or improper, that one did or that someone else made one do.
Past and future lives on the mental continuum of an individual limited being (sentient being), driven by unawareness (ignorance), disturbing emotions and compulsive behavior (karma).
In the Mahayana tenet systems (Chittamatra and Madhyamaka), a true fact about a phenomenon that veils or conceals a deeper true fact about the same phenomenon.
The definite determination to be free of samsara and to gain liberation, and with which one is willing to give up true suffering and true causes. Also translated as "determination to be free."
An intensive period of prolonged, repeated meditation.
In the dzogchen system, the subtlest level of awareness, which is totally untainted by any of the fleeting stains of mental obscurations
The process whereby a karmic cause gives rise to its result.
The spiritual teacher that inspires one the most.