Places. Thoughtform. Tulpa (Tibetan: སྤྲུལ་པ, Wylie: sprul-pa; Sanskrit: निर्मित nirmita and निर्माण nirmāṇa; Japanese: タルパ tarupa; "to build" or "to construct") also translated as "magical emanation", "conjured thing"  and "phantom"  is a concept in mysticism of a being or object which is created through sheer spiritual or mental discipline alone.
It is defined in Indian Buddhist texts as any unreal, illusory or mind created apparition. According to Alexandra David-Néel, tulpas are "magic formations generated by a powerful concentration of thought. " It is a materialized thought that has taken physical form and is usually regarded as synonymous to a thoughtform. Indian Buddhism One early Buddhist text, the Samaññaphala Sutta lists the ability to create a “mind-made body” (mano-maya-kaya) as one of the 'fruits of the contemplative life'. Tibetan Buddhism Tulpa is a spiritual discipline and teachings concept in Tibetan Buddhism and Bon. Alexandra David-Néel See also