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Bodhi Dharma the Indian patriarch and founder of Chan Zen Buddhism in China early in the 6th Century AD

Bodhidharma was a semi-legendary Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China,

Buddhist Retreat Centre

The Buddhist Retreat Centre is an inclusive resort and meditation centre located near Ixopo, in Kwazulu-Natal Province, South Africa.

Buddhist retreat

The BRC hosts regular retreats and welcomes independent visitors who want to visits its facilities, without promoting one form of Buddhism over others.

Buddhist stupa

A stūpa is a mound-like or hemispherical structure containing relics that is used as a place of meditation. A related architectural term is a chaitya, which is a prayer hall or temple containing a stupa.

Gilded metal castings depicting the Buddha's first sermon in the deer park at Sarnath Tibet

A popular subject in medieval Buddhist art is the Buddha preaching his first sermon in a deer forest at Sarnath,

Monk meditating in the court yard of a Zen monastery Japan

Buddhist monasteries have been part of the Japanese cultural landscape ever since

Head of the Buddha Amaravati India 2nd century AD

Head of the Buddha Amaravati India 2nd century AD

The Venerable Piyadassi Mahathera from Sri Lanka during his visit to South Africa in May 1982

Piyadassi Maha Thera  is best known as a great preacher of the Dhamma both in Sinhala and in English and it was in this field that his popularity was foremost.

Bodhisattva Padmapani

The bodhisattva Padmapani sits among a crowd of devotees, both princesses and commoners. With long, dark hair handing down below a jeweled crown, he stands holding his attribute, a blue lotus flower, in his right hand.

Chinese and Japanese sumie ink paintings express the subtlety and directness of Zen Buddhism 17th Century

Ink wash painting is a type of East Asian brush painting that uses the same black ink used in ... In China and Japan, but much less so in Korea, ink wash painting formed a ... century,

Chinese and Japanese sumie ink paintings express the subtlety an directness of Zen Buddist in the 17th Century

In China and Japan, but much less so in Korea, ink wash painting formed a distinct stylistic tradition, with a different set of artists working in it from those doing other types of painting. Especially in China, it was a gentlemanly occupation associated with poetry

Zen Garden

Stone gardens existed in Japan at least since the Heian period (794–1185). These early gardens were described in the first manual of Japanese gardens, Sakuteiki, written at the end of the 11th century by Tachibana no Toshitsuna (1028–1094).

Head of the Buddha at Borobudur Java 8th century

The world's largest Buddhist monument draws pilgrims from around Southeast Asia to a remote hilltop in central Java. ... Borobudur was constructed in the eight and ninth centuries during the golden era of ...

Description of a Stupa

The stupa is an important form of Buddhist architecture, though it predates Buddhism. It is generally considered to be a sepulchral monument a place of burial or a receptacle for religious objects. At its simplest, a stupa is a dirt burial mound faced with stone.

 

Stupa at Borobudur 8th Century AD

Barabudur  is a 7th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang Regency, not far from the town of Muntilan, in Central Java, Indonesia.

Stupa at Borobudur Java 8th Century

The Borobudur monument combines the symbolic forms of the stupa, the temple mountain and the mandala.

A Stupa dagaba in Sri Lanka

Stupas, also called dagebas and cetiyas, are considered an outstanding type of architectural creation of ancient Sri Lanka. Under the influence of Buddhism, there were several changes in the field of architecture in Sri Lanka. The stupa commands a prominent place among these changes.

Dhamek Stupa in Deerpark at Sarnath near Banares Varanasi where the Buddha gave his first sermon 16th Century

The Dhamek Stupa is said to mark the spot where the Buddha gave the first sermon to his first five disciples, led by Kaundinya, after attaining enlightenment,"revealing his Eightfold Path leading to nirvana".

Chorten Tibet 14 Century

The Memorial Chorten of Thimphu was conceived by Thinley Norbu Rinpoche (1931–2011),according to the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Karla - Plan of Chaitya Cave

The Karla cave complex is built into a rocky hillside around 60 kilometres (37 mi) from Pune, with large windows cut into the rock to light the cave interiors.The caves are among a large numbers of similar caves excavated in the Sahyadri Hills in the early 1st millennium CE.

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