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  Buddhist Art
One of the most characteristic creations of Tibetan Buddhist art are the mandalas, diagrams of a ¡°divine temple¡± made of a circle enclosing a square, the purpose of which is to help Buddhist worshipers focus their attention through meditation and follow the path to the central image of the Buddha.
The Buddhist art of the Mons was especially influenced by the Indian art of the Gupta and post-Gupta periods, and their mannerist style spread widely in Southeast Asia following the expansion of the Mon Empire between the 5th and 8th centuries.
Later, from the 9th to 13th centuries, the Mahayana Buddhist and Hindu Khmer Empire dominated vast parts of the Southeast Asian peninsula, and its influence was foremost in the development of Buddhist art in the region.
www.thaiexotictreasures.com /buddhist_art.html   (4054 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Buddhist regions
Differences in a religion from region to region are common among religions.
In Buddhism, the differences are primarily a result of Buddhist thinking interacting with native thinking in the region.
These Buddhist site are not too far from Cuttack (Orissa) and date from the 6th C. AD, and after the 8th C. became important centres of Tantric Buddhism or the Vajrayana school of art and philosophy.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Buddhist-regions   (328 words)

  
 India's Buddhist Heritage: Monuments, Stupas, Monasteries, Vihara, images, image collections, indian historical sites, ...
The original Buddhist caves date from the 2nd and 1st C. BC, however the caves were enhanced with paintings and sculptural additions by the Guptas during the 5th and 6th C. Images from the Ajanta Caves - Set 1
Nalanda gained prominence as an important centre of Buddhist learning from the 4th to the 12th C. Many of the extant monuments at the site date from the 6th C onwards.
These Buddhist site are not too far from Cuttack (Orissa) and date from the 6th C. AD, and after the 8th C. became important centres of Tantric Buddhism or the Vajrayana school of art and philosophy.
members.tripod.com /image_india/buddhist.html   (796 words)

  
 Burma
Christianity was the dominant religion among the Kachin ethnic group of the northern region and the Chin and Naga ethnic groups of the western region, some of whom continued to practice traditional indigenous religions.
Buddhist doctrine remained part of the state-mandated curriculum in all government-run elementary schools.
Buddhist groups have not experienced similar difficulties in obtaining permission to build new pagodas, monasteries, or community religious halls.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71335.htm   (7022 words)

  
 ArtLex on Buddhist Art and Buddhism
Borobudur — one of the most magnificent Buddhist shrines in the world — was built at the end of the 9th century by the Hindu kings of the Sailendra dynasty.
This statue of Fudo, whose name means "immovable," is a staunch guardian of the Buddhist faith, warding off enemies of the Buddha with his word of wisdom and binding evil forces with his lasso.
A symbol of steadfastness in the face of temptation, Fudo is one of the most commonly depicted of the Esoteric Buddhist deities known as Myo-o, "King of Brightness." Here his youthful, chubby body and his skirt and scarf are modeled with the restrained, gentle curves typical of late Heian sculpture.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/b/Buddhism.html   (928 words)

  
 Buddhism in Buryatia
Buddhist temples are being built virtually from scratch, young lamas are being rapidly trained, contacts with Buddhist communities abroad, especially with Tibetan Buddhists in India and the 14th Dalai Lama have been established.
There are signs of corruption with lamas becoming increasingly involved in regional politics and power struggles, resulting in scandals, such as for example, the story with the two rival Khambo-lamas who existed at the same time for a while.
Local authorities sent riot police to ensure the security of the delegation, while Buddhists from the association were not allowed to the monastery grounds during the visit, resulting in a fight between abbots, monks and lay Buddhists.
www.cinetrance.com /bud-bur.htm   (2788 words)

  
 BuddhaNets Buddhist Web Links: Buddhist Studies Institutions
With the introduction of the new law of tertiary education in 2005, the Buddhist College joined the Bologna process and was one of the first Hungarian institutions of higher education to be re-accredited in the new tertiary educational system.
The purpose of Dharma Realm Buddhist University is to bring the principles of the Buddha's teachings to a wide range of people and to inspire profound change in higher education and in society at large.
The Institute of Buddhist Studies is dedicated to preparing women and men for lives of ministry in the tradition of the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha, and to fostering the understanding and development of Shin Buddhist thought in engagement with the issues and perspectives of contemporary life.
www.buddhanet.net /l_study.htm   (3524 words)

  
 About Thailand and Thailand travel
Its shape and geography divide into four natural regions : the mountains and forests of the North; the vast rice fields of the Central Plains; the semi-arid farm lands of the Northeast plateau; and the tropical islands and long coastline of the peninsula South.
Thailand is divided into four natural regions: the North, the Northeast or the Korat Plateau, the Central Plains or the Chao Phraya River Basin and the South, or the Southern Peninsula.
According to Buddhist folklore, the Buddha-to-be was born as Prince Vessandorn, a generous man who gave freely to the people.
www.cheap-flights-holidays-thailand.com /about-thailand.php   (3048 words)

  
 Regions facts, Regions travel videos, flags, photos - National Geographic
A region is an area with similar characteristics that separate it from other areas.
Regions might be defined by attributes like common culture or language (Middle East); climate (sub-Saharan Africa); economic activity (the United States’ Rust Belt); or political cohesiveness (Eastern Europe).
Whatever the defining characteristic, regions are extremely fluid delineations that might be as small as a neighborhood or as large as a continent.
www3.nationalgeographic.com /places/regions   (426 words)

  
 Chinese Cultural Studies: Faxian Fa-Hsien: A Record of the Buddhistic Kingdoms (394-414 CE)
Orphaned at an early age, Fa-hsien decided to continue the religious life planned for him by his father rather than to be incorporated into the family of his uncle.
Fa-hsien recovered a large quantity of Buddhist writings and returned to China where he devoted the rest of his life to translating them from Sanskrit.
A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms (394-414CE) is an account of the journey Fa-hsien and his companions, mostly in India.
acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu /~phalsall/texts/faxian.html   (2161 words)

  
 The St. Petersburg Times - News - Police Arrest Supporters of Dalai Lama
Chanting "Visa to Dalai Lama!" and holding portraits of the exiled Tibetan leader, about a hundred protesters from the traditionally Buddhist regions of Kalmykia and Tuva demonstrated peacefully outside the ministry building on the Garden Ring.
But Russian Buddhist leaders denied the Dalai Lama's proposed visit had any political aims and said it was designed to tend to the spiritual needs of the community.
The Dalai Lama made an unofficial visit to Buddhist regions in 1992 and in 1996 was granted a transit visa for his trip to Mongolia but denied a similar visa request last year.
www.sptimes.ru /index.php?action_id=2&story_id=7912   (417 words)

  
  1 The Spread of Buddhism in Central Asia and Adjacent Regions before the Advent of the Arabs
The Buddhist and Islamic pious histories of the Tibetan, Mongolian, Arabic, Persian, and Turkic traditions have, for the most part, described the interactions between Central Asian states as if the defense and spread of religion were the only motivating forces determining events.
The Buddhist version derives from the Kalachakra Tantra, a text that appeared in India between the late tenth and early eleventh centuries, and which is extremely popular among the Tibetans and Mongols.
Warning of a future invasion of lands with a mixed Buddhist and Hindu population by forces claiming allegiance to Mecca and Baghdad, this text poses the Buddhist king Rudrachakrin against the final Muslim prophet, Mahdi.
www.berzinarchives.com /e-books/historic_interaction_buddhist_islamic/history_cultures_01.html   (4456 words)

  
 Buddhism at AllExperts
Buddhists were briefly persecuted under the Zoroastrian priest-king Kirder who saw the syncretism resulting from the Buddhist influence that led to the rise of a Buddha-Mazda divinity as a heresy.
Buddhists retained power in parts of northern India, in Kaśmīr and especially in Bengal, where the Buddhist Pāla kings ruled from the 8th-12th centuries CE.
Here their influence, caste attitudes towards Buddhists, previous familiarity with Buddhism, lack of Buddhist political power or social structure along with Hinduism's revival movements such as Advaita and the rise of the syncretic bhakti movement, all contributed to a significant realignment of beliefs relegating Buddhism in India to the peripheries.
en.allexperts.com /e/b/bu/buddhism.htm   (9043 words)

  
 Buddhism information - Search.com
Buddhism was established in the northern regions of India and Central Asian, and kingdoms with Buddhist rulers such as Menander I and Kanishka.
Subsequently, Buddhist regions in Central Asia came either under the sway of the Persian Sassanid Empire or the Hindō-Shāhī dynasty.
The Buddhist canon of scripture is known in Sanskrit as the Tripiṭaka and in Pāli as the Tipiṭaka.
www.search.com /reference/Buddhism   (8361 words)

  
 The Book of THoTH (Leaves of Wisdom) - Buddhist
In Buddhist practice, it is said that while samatha meditation can calm the mind, only vipassanā meditation can reveal how the mind was disturbed to start with, which is what leads to jñāna (Pāli ñāṇa knowledge) vijñāna (Pāli viññāṇa awareness), prajñā (Pāli paññā pure understanding) and thus can lead to nirvāṇa (Pāli nibbāna).
Buddhism was established in the northern regions of India and Central Asian, and kingdoms with Buddhist rulers such as Menander I and Kaniṣka.
Subsequently, Buddhist regions in Central Asia came either under the sway of the Persian Sāsānids or the Hindō-Shāhī dynasty.
book-of-thoth.com /thebook/index.php?title=Buddhist   (8272 words)

  
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In addition, it claims the Chinese game plan is to annex Buddhist regions of the Himalaya, and that the easiest way for the Chinese to establish a base in Sikkim is to install their own Karmapa candidate, and China's man is Urgyen Trinley.
Tibetan Buddhists believe in reincarnation and that some high lamas, or tulku as they are called, come back life after life to help others to pursue enlightenment.
While the Tibetan Buddhist lineages use various methods for finding the reincarnation of a high lama, the Karmapa traditionally wrote a letter before he died indicating where his successor would be found.
www.buddhistnews.tv /current/karmapa-241203.php   (2185 words)

  
 Buddhist View International - *The spread of Buddhism; Buddhist View is an internet resource for those interested in or ...
Buddhist View International - *The spread of Buddhism; Buddhist View is an internet resource for those interested in or practicing any school of Buddhism.
In each new culture it reached, the Buddhist methods and styles were modified to fit the local mentality, without compromising the essential points of wisdom and compassion.
For example, when Buddhist merchants visited and settled in different lands, some members of the local populations naturally developed interest in these foreigners’ beliefs, as with the introduction of Islam to Indonesia and Malaysia.
www.buddhistview.com /site/epage/8069_225.htm   (1269 words)

  
 Insight Meditation
You may find that there are many people who can recite the sutras by heart but do not understand their meaning, let alone the Pali or Sanskrit languages in which they are written.
We have done a survey on the Internet and found that a lot of people who come from Buddhist backgrounds or were brought up in the Buddhist religion know very little about the basic practice or teaching.
I come from the Theravada Buddhist tradition, which is similar to the practice of Zen.
www.buddhistinformation.com /insight_meditation.htm   (2223 words)

  
 Happiness. A Buddhist perspective   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Buddhists who meditate may be able to train their brains to feel genuine happiness and control aggressive instincts, research has shown.
It is not reasonable to suppose that Tibetan Buddhists are born with a 'happiness gene'.
Another study of Buddhists by scientists at the University of California has also found that meditation might tame the amygdala, the part of the brain involved with fear and anger.
www.biopsychiatry.com /happiness/buddhist.html   (276 words)

  
 CNN - Dalai Lama greeted by protesters in Manhattan - May 3, 1998
Worshippers of the Dorje Shugden, a 350-year-old Buddhist deity, accuse the Dalai Lama of instigating a ban against the worship of the deity, which they say is one of the most revered in the Buddhist religion.
A spokesman for an international coalition to lift the ban says worshippers are being discriminated against in many Buddhist regions of Asia.
The protesters are made up of nuns, monks and Buddhist lay persons who have traveled to New York from India, Europe and parts of the United States.
cnn.com /US/9805/03/buddhist.dissension/index.html   (425 words)

  
 CNN - Dalai Lama greeted by protesters in Manhattan - May 3, 1998
Worshippers of the Dorje Shugden, a 350-year-old Buddhist deity, accuse the Dalai Lama of instigating a ban against the worship of the deity, which they say is one of the most revered in the Buddhist religion.
A spokesman for an international coalition to lift the ban says worshippers are being discriminated against in many Buddhist regions of Asia.
The protesters are made up of nuns, monks and Buddhist lay persons who have traveled to New York from India, Europe and parts of the United States.
www.cnn.com /US/9805/03/buddhist.dissension/index.html   (425 words)

  
 Buddhist Channel | Buddhism News, Headlines | Europe | Russians trek to see Dalai Lama
ELISTA, Kalmykia (Russia) -- Hundreds of Buddhists in southern Russia yesterday marched through snow to see and hear the Dalai Lama as he continued a long-awaited visit to the country in spite of Chinese protests.
Nearly a thousand residents of the Buddhist region of Kalmykia walked through heavily-falling snow to a monastery outside the capital Elista, where Tibet's spiritual leader was due to speak later in the day.
Monday marked the Dalai Lama's first trip to Kalmykia since 1992, when he made a tour of Russia's Buddhist regions that also included Buryatia and Tyva in Siberia.
www.buddhistchannel.tv /index.php?id=3,323,0,0,1,0   (443 words)

  
 CLT: Background
As a result, the pilot project has successfully begun to address the goals and objectives of the project in training the next generation of monk/artists who will be the caretakers of their Buddhist heritage and who will work together with communities to repair and restore the temples.
Regionally, the achievements in pilot project have been noted by governing Buddhist bodies in other countries, leading to the response by UNESCO to expand the project.
In both sub-regions, upgrading local capacity to strengthen the management of traditional Buddhist heritage is particularly pressing given the sites being the interest of cultural tourism emerging from Buddhist historical and living sites.
www.unescobkk.org /index.php?id=2546   (308 words)

  
 Journal of Buddhist Ethics
The "Buddhist Peacework" authors providing "reports from the field" on grassroots Buddhist peace activities represent a wide range of communities, including Theravada, Mahayana, and Tibetan traditions from all the major Buddhist regions in Asia, (including the new Buddhism of India), and the independent growth of these traditions in the West.
Complimentary examination copies of Buddhist Peacework and the 1998 BRC book, Subverting Hatred: The Challenge of Nonviolence in Religious Traditions will also be available in the Boston Research Center's publisher's booth #420 in the Exhibit Hall of the Sheraton Hotel throughout the AAR annual meeting, November 20 ­23, 1999.
In Subverting Hatred, religious scholars from eight major traditions explore the roots of war and peace within their religions, highlight heroes and heroines of nonviolence, and challenge their traditions to apply the scriptures and practices of peace to the real problems we face in modern times.
jbe.gold.ac.uk /6/morgante.html   (284 words)

  
 Nepal Buddhist Hotspot,Kathmandu City Tour Nepal,Buddhist Monastery Tour,Nepal Buddhist Monuments Tour,Buddhist Stupas ...
It is indeed a city of beauty and grace and is planned on a circular format with Buddhist stupas at each of the four points of the compass.
Chitwan which means the ‘heart of the jungle’ is among the last surviving example of the continuous band of forests and grasslands, which once extended from the Indus River in Pakistan to the Burmese border.
The main attraction here is the Chitwan National Park, One of the largest forests regions in Asia teeming with wildlife such as the rare great one-horned rhinoceros, several species of dear, sloth bear, leopard, wild boar, fresh water, dolphin, crocodile, more than 350 species of birds and the elusive Bengal tiger.
www.indianjourney.com /north-east-india-tourist-destination/nepal-budhist-hotspot.html   (1327 words)

  
 Buddhist Resources in San Diego County - Home Page
Buddha's Light Bookstore -- Huge selection of books in all Buddhist traditions, as well as Buddhist art and artifacts.  Open seven days a week, 10am to 6pm.
Buddha for You -- Buddhist and other artifacts from many Asian countries.  Open Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., and Sat., 11am to 6pm.  6360 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92115.  Phone 619-582-5000.
Dianne Sterling, Psy.D., mindfulness psychotherapy and Buddhist psychology.
www.sandiegobuddhism.homestead.com   (575 words)

  
 Tibetans at Earth Summit protest against Chinese rule
ELISTA, Russia, 30 November (AFP) - Hundreds of Buddhists in southern Russia marched through snow to see and hear the Dalai Lama as he continued a long-awaited visit to the country in spite of Chinese protests.
Nearly a thousand residents of the Buddhist region of Kalmykia walked through heavily-falling snow to a monastery outside the capital Elista, where Tibet's spiritual leader was due to speak later in the day.
Monday marked the Dalai Lama's first trip to Kalmykia since 1992, when he made a tour of Russia's Buddhist regions that also included Buryatia and Tyva in Siberia.
www.tibet.com /NewsRoom/hhkalmykia2.htm   (499 words)

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