Ten glorious ornaments

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The ten glorious ornaments (Tib. དཔལ་གྱི་ཆས་བཅུ་, Wyl. dpal gyi chas bcu) are:

  • the eight charnel ground ornaments,
  • the blazing fire of wisdom (Tib. ཡེ་ཤེས་ཀྱི་མེ་དཔུང་, Wyl. ye shes kyi me dpung), and
  • vajra wings (Tib. རྡོ་རྗེའི་གཤོག་པ་, Wyl. rdo rje’i gshog pa).[1]

The blazing fire of wisdom consumes demons and disturbing emotions, and the vajra wings of a garuda symbolize the union of method and wisdom.[2]

According to another system, there is also an alternative listing of eight glorious ornaments.


  1. Thinley Norbu, The Small Golden Key, and Robert Beer, The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols
  2. Robert Beer, The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols.