Tagged: Buddhism

large reclining Buddha (in gold) with inscriptions on large feet

The Reclining Buddha statue at Wat Pho is 15 meters tall and 46 meters long. The statue and the building that houses it were created in 1832.

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photo of Buddhist temple ceiling

Active Buddhist Temple adjacent to Bayon Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Buddha at Borobudur

Borobudur is amazing. This photo gives a small glimpse of what it is like for more see more from my visit to Borobudur, Java, Indonesia (including a video of the view all around where this photo is taken).

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Tibetan, copper figurine of Manjusri

Tibetan figurine of a wrathful Manjusri, with copper gild, at Shanghai Art Museum. From the Qing dynasty era (1664 to 1911).

Je Tsongkhapa, who founded the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, is said to have received his teachings from visions of Mañjuśrī.

Within Esoteric Buddhism, Mañjuśrī is a meditational deity, and considered a fully enlightened Buddha. In the Shingon school of Esoteric Buddhism, he is one of the thirteen deities to whom disciples devote themselves. He figures extensively in many Esoteric Buddhist texts such as the Mañjuśrī-mūla-kalpa and the Mañjuśrīnāmasaṃgīti.

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