In Conversation with Met Curator, Kurt Behrendt
Read this interview with “Tibet and India: Buddhist Traditions and Transformations" curator Kurt Behrendt on Artsy. | Ratnasambhava, the Buddha of the Southern Pure Land, late 11th Century. Tibet. Lent by Michael J. and Beata McCormick Collection.
Bonsho- Japanese Peace Bell Bonsho or Buddhist have deep spiritual significance buddhist ceremonies. This bell features a koi, a symbol of perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose. The Koi swims amongst the lotus blooms representing spiritual rebirth. The Torii a traditional gate design symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred. Hand crafted in etched German silver, bronze, copper and fine silver. Copper chain.
A prayer-flag with mantra-texts, well-wishes for the year-holder and an image of the wind-horse (rLung rTa). Tibet. (from ajourneyroundmyskull & heracliteanfire: via British Museum)
Manjushri Mantra - OM AH RA PA TSA NA DHI: Meaning and Benefits
OM AH RA PA TSA NA DHI - Manjushri mantra is recited for both inner wisdom and worldly knowledge, plus it improves learning skills and memory.
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Sanctuary of Truth ( Wang Boran / Prasat Mai). The sanctuary is an all-wood building temple in Pattaya, Thailand, filled with sculptures based on traditional Buddhist and Hindu motifs.
The Awakened State | The Universe is Inside of You
A mudrā is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism. While some mudrās involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers. A mudrā is a spiritual gesture and an energetic seal of authenticity employed in the iconography and spiritual practice of Indian religions and traditions of Dharma and Taoism.
5 Secluded Buddhist Monasteries in India - Mapping Megan
When thinking of religion in India it’s generally Hinduism which comes to mind. But Buddhism is also well practiced here, and there many incredible monasteries to see. Click through for a list of those you should visit.
The Buddha's Apprentice : Children's Book Review
Master storyteller Dharmachari Nagaraja offers 18 beautifully illustrated bedtime stories, inspired by the Buddhist folk tradition, for parents to read to their children. Nagaraja weaves a thrilling narrative spell while conveying basic life lessons that will nurture children. The tales explore themes from the Eightfold Path-Buddhism's practical route to a happy life-while gently teaching kids to speak kindly and truthfully, and thinks selflessly..article about (book p)
Creating Nature Mandalas With Children Step by Step - Mothering
In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition a mandala is a visual representation of the universe, believed to aid focus in meditation and promote a feeling of balance. The word mandala is taken from the Sanskrit word for circle. Explore this art form by engaging in the creative process of making mandalas with your child from found items from nature. … Continue reading Creating Nature Mandalas With Children Step by Step
Shaolin Kongfu is one of the most popular and wide-spreading form of Chinese traditional Buddhism culture. On the surface, Shaolin Kung Fu took the form of martial techniques and systematic skills. Inherent to it, however, are the Buddhist canons and Chan enlightenment. Zen is believed to be the wisdom behind Shaolin and what makes Shaolin Kungfu unique and powerful.