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Which Buddhas are female?

No Buddha is a female.Every Buddha was a male. Answer: It partly depends on your interpretation of Buddhahood. Mahayana Buddhism more commonly sees the path of a bodhisattva as a compliment to enlightenment. A Buddha is an individual who has… Full Answer

Is the Dalai Lama a Buddha?

Since the 17th century the Dalai Lama (a position held by successive heads of the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism) has been revered as an incarnation of Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezi in Tibetan), the Bodhisattva of Compassion. A bodhisattva is someone who… Full Answer

What is a bodhistava?

In Buddhism, a bodhisattva is usually an image of great compassion. Kwan Yin is a good example. She is the Goddess of compassion. In Buddhism, you are taught that if you learn compassion in this life, you have done well… Full Answer

Who are Boddhisatvas?

Bodhisattvas (bodhisattas in Pali) are "Buddhas to be". The Buddha, before his enlightenment, was a bodhisatta. A bodhisattva is one who has vowed to help all sentient beings attain enlightenment. In much of general usage, the phrase often implies that… Full Answer

Who is quan am?

Quan Am is the Vietnamese pronunciation of the Chinese Quan Yin - Japanese Kannon, the Bodhisattva of Mercy in Mahayana Buddhism. Full Answer

What is a Bhumi?

A Bhumi is one of the ten hierarchically arranged stages through which bodhisattva passes to the path through awakening in the Mahayana tradition. Full Answer