Definition of dorje in English:



  • (in Tibetan Buddhism) a representation of a thunderbolt in the form of a short double trident or sceptre, symbolizing the male aspect of the spirit and held during invocations and prayers.

    Compare with vajra
    • ‘Below you will find the dorje graphic divider and bullets designed for this page.’
    • ‘In front of him are bell and dorje that he is shortly to use.’
    • ‘This means that psionic tattoos, power stones, and dorjes, among other items, are never intelligent.’
    • ‘The handbell and the dorje are the principal ritual objects of Tantric Buddhism.’
    • ‘He was teaching his Western students practices that required bells, dorjes and other traditional items, but was unable to find a reliable source for them.’