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

Antique Burmese Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Buddha statue

125 euro
Antique bronze Chiang Saen Buddha statue

Antique bronze Chiang Saen Buddha statue

950 euro
Antique bronze Buddha statue

Antique bronze Buddha statue

750 euro
Antique crowned Shan Buddha statue

Antique crowned Shan Buddha statue

300 euro
Old bronze Buddha - Shakti statue

Old bronze Buddha - Shakti statue

750 euro
Special Burmese wooden Buddha statue

Special Burmese wooden Buddha statue

5500 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

850 euro
Old Nepali Lokeshwar statue

Old Nepali Lokeshwar statue

750 euro
Antique Burmese offering vessel

Antique Burmese offering vessel

850 euro
Antique Burmese Shan Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Shan Buddha statue

1450 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

115 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

175 euro
Old bronze Nepali Ganesha statue

Old bronze Nepali Ganesha statue

350 euro
Old bronze Burmese Buddha statue

Old bronze Burmese Buddha statue

1450 euro
High quality Nepali bronze Buddha statue

High quality Nepali bronze Buddha statue

1500 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

1950 euro
Antique marble Shan Buddha statue

Antique marble Shan Buddha statue

375 euro
Antique Burmese offering vessel

Antique Burmese offering vessel

600 euro
Special antique bronze crowned Buddha

Special antique bronze crowned Buddha

8500 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

975 euro
Antique pair of Burmese Nat statues

Antique pair of Burmese Nat statues

150 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

1950 euro
Antique Burmese Shan Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Shan Buddha statue

375 euro
Antique wooden Buddha statue

Antique wooden Buddha statue

250 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha

2750 euro
Old Nepali Lokeshwor statue - high quality

Old Nepali Lokeshwor statue - high quality

2250 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

2350 euro
Large old wooden crowned Buddha

Large old wooden crowned Buddha

2950 euro
Antique Burmese Shan Buddha

Antique Burmese Shan Buddha

750 euro
Antique Burmese Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Buddha statue

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