Theravada Buddhism in Burma / Myanmar

Asian art

Buddhism in Burma

Praying Monk in Burma

Buddhism has two main branches, Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism. In Burma, approximately 89% of the population adheres toTheravada Buddhism.

See our Buddha statues

Theravada Buddhism (school of the elders) is the oldest and purest form of original Buddhism.
Everyone strives for personal liberation. This requires no help from others. Everyone must therefore use their own power to try to reach enlightenment.

Mahayana Buddhism has Bodhisattvas, enlightened mortals who have remained on earth to show everyone the right path.

Buddha is present everywhere

There is no country in the world where daily life is as imbued with Buddhism as in Burma.
There are thousands of pagodas and people practise their religion everywhere in the streets.
They work in or on pagodas, give food to monks and make offerings to Buddhas.

Part of their often modest income is spent on purchasing gold leaf to decorate the Buddha statues. The idea behind this is that it will earn them merit (religious credit), ensuring that their next life will be a better one.

Monks feet
Donating to Burmese monks
Donating rise to a monk
An old Burmese monk
Donating gold to Buddha
Monks feet
Donating to Burmese monks
Donating rise to a monk
An old Burmese monk
Donating gold to Buddha

Share this page

Last added items

Special old bronze Nepali Tara statue

Special old bronze Nepali Tara statue

1,450 euro
Pair of antique bronze Burmese monk statues

Pair of antique bronze Burmese monk statues

1,950 euro
Old sandstone Indian Music lady

Old sandstone Indian Music lady

650 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

250 euro
Old bronze Nepali Bodhisattva statue

Old bronze Nepali Bodhisattva statue

850 euro
Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

475 euro
Antique bronze Burmese Opium Weight

Antique bronze Burmese Opium Weight

35 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Temple

Antique wooden Burmese Temple

250 euro
Old bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Old bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

900 euro
Antique bronze Thai Rattanakosin Buddha statue

Antique bronze Thai Rattanakosin Buddha statue

1,000 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Nat statue

Antique wooden Burmese Nat statue

175 euro
Old bronze Nepali Aparmita Shakti

Old bronze Nepali Aparmita Shakti

700 euro
Very large Burmese wooden Temple panel

Very large Burmese wooden Temple panel

12,500 euro
Old bronze Nepali crowned Buddha

Old bronze Nepali crowned Buddha

3,850 euro
Old wooden Burmese Monk statue

Old wooden Burmese Monk statue

650 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

150 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Nat statue

Antique wooden Burmese Nat statue

200 euro
Antique Burmese Manuscript - Kammavaca book

Antique Burmese Manuscript - Kammavaca book

1,300 euro
Old sandstone Hanuman statue

Old sandstone Hanuman statue

750 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Nat statue

Antique wooden Burmese Nat statue

125 euro
Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

275 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

500 euro
Old bronze Nepali Vajrasattva statue

Old bronze Nepali Vajrasattva statue

275 euro
Special large bronze pair of Kinnari statues

Special large bronze pair of Kinnari statues

14,500 euro
Old bronze Nepali Stupa

Old bronze Nepali Stupa

250 euro
Antique Mandalay Buddha

Antique Mandalay Buddha

2,850 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Lotus Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Lotus Buddha statue

2,250 euro
Antique bronze Thai Rattanakosin Buddha

Antique bronze Thai Rattanakosin Buddha

600 euro
Antique bronze Burmese Buddha statue

Antique bronze Burmese Buddha statue

1,650 euro
Antique marble statue from Jain temple

Antique marble statue from Jain temple

950 euro
arrow-right keyboard_arrow_right arrow-down keyboard_arrow_down arrow-left keyboard_arrow_left close menu search twitter facebook youtube-play linkedin envelope instagram google-plus pinterest whatsapp heart-o Wishlist share file-pdf-o printer trash