Shankhadhishthana, Shamkha-adhishthana, Shamkhadhishthana, Shankha-adhishthana, Śaṃkhādhiṣṭhāna, Śaṅkhādhiṣṭhāna: 1 definition


Shankhadhishthana means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit terms Śaṃkhādhiṣṭhāna and Śaṅkhādhiṣṭhāna can be transliterated into English as Samkhadhisthana or Shamkhadhishthana or Sankhadhisthana or Shankhadhishthana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Shankhadhishthana in Tibetan Buddhism glossary
Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Śaṃkhādhiṣṭhāna. (शंखाधिष्ठान.) refers to the “site of the conch” [i.e., oṃ śaṃkhādhiṣṭhāna], according to the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi [i.e., Cakrasamvara Meditation] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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