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The largest collection of original antique Buddha statues.

Own import from Burma

19 June

Pure Land Buddhism - Amitabha Buddha

By Gaurav Manandhar at

Pure Land Buddhism
Pure Land Buddhism is one of the prominent Buddhist tradition in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Most of the Pure Land Buddhist sutras and teachings are based on Amitabha Buddha.

One of the most widely practiced Buddhist traditoins in East Asia is Pure land buddhism. Pure Land Buddhism is believed to be the early branch of Mahayana Buddhism and in Pure Land tradition, most of the Buddha teachings are mostly based on Amitabha Buddha or Amida Buddha.

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08 May

Prajna Paramita - The Perfection of Buddhism

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The perfection of Buddhism - Prajna Paramita
The Perfection of Wisdom or popularly known as Prajna Paramita is mainly focused on the Sanskrit term Prajna or Pali term Panni. Prajna is translated as Wisdom and the perfection of Wisdom is known as Prajna Paramita.

The Perfection of Wisdom or popularly known as Prajna Paramita is mainly focused on the Sanskrit term Prajna or Pali term Panni. Prajna is translated as Wisdom and the perfection of Wisdom is known as Prajna Paramita.

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18 March

Buddhas Crossed Legged Position - Lotus Position

By Gaurav Manandhar at

Mediation Buddha
One of the most popular and common postures where Buddha is shown sitting with crossed legs is double Crossed legged position. It is also known as Double Lotus Position.

Lord Buddha is shown with different poses and postures in Buddhist art and sculptures. There are over hundred Buddha poses that are used to show the postures of Lord Buddha. Poses and postures are also known as mudra and is a symbolic gesture or pose popular in the tradition of Buddhism and Hinduism. These hundred mudras may differ from each other in terms of body position, involvement of body parts or whole body, position of hands and fingers, etc.

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13 March

The Lotus Sutra - Important Sutra of Mahayana Buddhism

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The Lotus Sutra
The Lotus Sutra is one of the most important and influential sutras of Mahayana Sutras and contain the words and teachings of historical Buddha.

The Lotus Sutra is one of the most important and most influential Buddhist sutras in Mahayana Sutras. The Lotus Sutra is highly valued in many Asian countries where Mahayana Buddhism is widely practiced and worshiped. Originally, the lotus sutra was known as “Saddharma Pundarika Sutra” and it can be translated as “Scripture of the Lotus Blossom of the Fine Dharma”. Some of the few Buddhist schools in China, Japan, and Korea widely follow the teachings of the Lotus Sutra since these schools were originally established on the basis of the Lotus Sutra.

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12 March

Buddhism in Nepal

By Gaurav Manandhar at

Buddhism in Nepal
Buddhism is widely followed in Nepal especially in some ethnic group like Magar, Newar, Gurung, Rai, and Tamang.

India is regarded as the starting point of Gautama Buddha and Buddhism, but Nepal can be considered as the supporting pillar of Buddhism. Gautama Buddha was born in the royal family of Shakya clan of Kapilvastu in Nepal. The ancient kingdom of Kapilvastu still lies in the present day, Rupandehi district. Even though Nepal is considered as Hindu Kingdom, Buddhism had always been considered second. Buddhism is widely followed in the Northern part of Nepal especially in the ethnic group, Tamang, Magar, and Gurung. The history of Buddhism in Nepal dated back in the lifetime of Gautama Buddha. Most of Buddhist in Nepal follows mainly Tibetan Buddhism.

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08 March

Zhiyi - Founder of Tiantai Tradition

By Gaurav Manandhar at

Tiantai School of Buddhism
Tiantai School of Buddhism is one of the oldest Buddhist schools in China and Tiantai school practices Tiantai tradition which was considered to be found by Zhiyi, Fourth Patriarch of Tiantai School.

Tiantai Tradition of Tiantai School of China is one of the most popular traditions of Buddhism in China. And Zhiyi is generally considered as the founder of Tiantai Tradition of Buddhism in China. Zhiyi was a Buddhist monk and also considered as the fourth patriarch of Buddhism. In respect to Zhiyi, a monastery was built in Mount Tiantai in Zhejiang, China. The monastery is even named after him and the name is Zhiyi’s Monastery. Among the four patriarchs, Zhiyi was known and famous for being the first to elaborate a complete classification of Buddhist teachings in the history of Chinese Buddhism.

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04 March

Dakini – Spiritual Form of Energy in Vajrayana

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Dakini
Dakini, spirtual form of energy and represents the liberation. Dakini is popularly depicted in female form riding on the white fox.

Vajrayana Buddhism is one of the multifaceted systems of Buddhism and one of the popular teachings in Vajrayana is that even a figure with a monstrous and evil appearance is not necessarily evil. In Vajrayana, Buddhist monks are taught that they should be fooled by the appearance and must know the true form of a figure. Dakini is one of the popular figures in Vajrayana that describes the above the statement. Some forms of Dakinis are known for its wrathfulness and evil appearance, but they are actually a manifestation of energy and depicted in the form of female.

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