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  Japanese Pictures by City ::: Tokyo and Japan travel photo guide
Two hours north of Tokyo, with world heritage Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines surrounded by breathtaking mountain views and the forests of the Nikko national park.
The northwestern area of Kyoto, with its own train lines leading to an unbelievable district of Buddhist temples, bamboo groves, hillside gardens, Shinto shrines and the colorful atmospheric facilities around the stations catering to the visitors who arrive from all over Japan.
Has the second highest density of temples and shrines to Kyoto, but being one tenth in size is much more relaxed.
www.photopassjapan.com /japanpicturesbyregion.html   (1523 words)

  List of Buddhist temples in Jeollanam-do - Galbijim
Hiking trails connect it to Dasan Chodang, Dasan's house of exile, and some suggest that Baekryeonsa was an inspiration behind Dasan's writings on Korean Buddhism.
It is one of the head temples of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism.
This small temple was briefly the home of exiled scholar Dasan.
wiki.galbijim.com /List_of_Buddhist_temples_in_Jeollanam-do   (310 words)

  Temple   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The First Temple was built in the 10th century BCE under King Solomon to replace the Tabernacle and was destroyed by the Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BCE, marking the beginning of the Babylonian exile.
Mount Temple is a major mountain in Alberta and a major part of the scenery near Lake Louise.
The Inner Temple and the Middle Temple are two of the four inns of court in London.
computers.abcworld.net /Temple   (599 words)

  Korean Buddhist temples - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Buddhist temples are an important part of the Korean landscape.
Buddhism was admired by Wang Geon, the founder of the Goryeo Dynasty.
Buddhist heritage can be found all over the country in the form of temples, pagodas, sculptures, paintings, handicrafts and buildings.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Korean_Buddhist_temples   (414 words)

 Journal of Buddhist Ethics
Buddhist economic ethics--that is Buddhist values with regard to wealth and economic activity, either within society or within the sangha--are often slighted in Western scholarly studies of Buddhism even though they play a significant role as a part of overall Buddhist philosophy regarding social life and even enlightenment itself.
Buddhist emphasis on the virtue of charity tends to outweigh interest in justice and so ethical reflection is shifted away from evaluation of the existing distribution of wealth.
The enthusiastic response of Buddhist temples to the Imperial Rescript on Education (1890) and the Boshin Rescript (1908) reflected this strategy of accommodation to government led "economic modernization." These rescripts were used by the government as a part of its program of moral education to foster public support for state policies and goals.
www.buddhistethics.org /3/ornatow1.html   (10737 words)

 Korean Buddhism Summary
Despite the popular appropriation of Buddhist deities and rituals, institutional Buddhism continued to be utilized by governments on the peninsula to reinforce their authority over the general population.
The number of temples was reduced, restrictions on membership in the sangha were installed, and Buddhist monks and nuns were literally chased into the mountains, forbidden to mix with society.
Although today there are large Buddhist organizations in Korea, the influences of Marxism, Western secularism, and Christianity continue to grow, which some see as a natural result of Christian proselytizing and the power of the state against religious groups.
www.bookrags.com /Korean_Buddhism   (6477 words)

The First Temple was built in the 10th century BCE under King Solomon to replace the Tabernacle and was destroyed by the Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BCE, marking the beginning of the Babylonian exile.
A Shintoist temple is called a jinja, or in English a shrine, as opposed to temples (-tera, -dera) as in Buddhism.
List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http%3A%2F%2Farticles.gourt.com%2Fen%2Ftemple   (809 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Candrakirti
The percentage of Buddhist population of each country was taken from the US State Departments International Religious Freedom Report 2004 [1].
Madhyamaka is a Buddhist philosophical tradition that asserts that all phenomena are empty of self-nature or essence (Sanskrit: Svabhāva), that they have no intrinsic, independent reality apart from the causes and conditions from which they arise.
Buddhism stubs Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman (born 1941) is Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and is the co-founder and president of Tibet House New York.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Candrakirti   (822 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Kadam
Kadampa Buddhism is a Mahayana Buddhist school founded by the Indian Buddhist Master Atiśa (982 - 1054).
The Buddhist temple Wat Chiang Man, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, which dates from the late 13th century Buddhist temples and monasteries, sorted by location.
Buddhist teachings are very extensive and may be difficult to comprehend from the individual teachings given by the historical Buddha Shakyamuni.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Kadam   (993 words)

 Christian temples, churches, cathedrals, basilicas
Temple or church is an edifice constructed for religious worship.
It is a small temple in the Catholic church dedicated to a Saint or Virgin Mary or Jesus and the chapels are usually loved by the community.
Japanese Temples and Shrines -Mahayana Buddhist Temples - Pagodas - Theravada Buddhist Temples
biblia.com /christianity2/temples.htm   (1354 words)

 Buddhist philosophy - Gurupedia
Buddhist philosophy is the branch of Eastern philosophy based on the teachings of Gautama Buddha (c.
He pointed out that implicit in the early Buddhist concept of dependent origination is the lack of any substantial being (anatta)underlying the participants in origination, so that they have no independent existence, a state identified as emptiness (śūnyatā), or emptiness of a nature or essence (sva-bhTemplate:Ava).
But other Buddhist teachings claim that there is no meaningful difference between ourselves and others; therefore one should attempt to increase the happiness of all living things as eagerly as one's own.
www.gurupedia.com /b/bu/buddhist_philosophy.htm   (1666 words)

 Glossary of Indian Art
Buddhist emperor of India in the 3d century BC and patron of Sanchi.
A structural temple or shrine is one that was built in the usual way, with blocks of cut stone, unlike monolithic buildings which were carved as a single unit from the rock.
The Vajrayana Buddhist goddess of compassion, born from the tears of Avalokiteshvara.
www.art-and-archaeology.com /india/glossary1.html   (6551 words)

 Temples in Japan - Japanese Buddhist & Shinto Photo Dictionary
Although there are far too many temples to list them all, here are a few of the best ones: the temple on Mt. Haguro in Yamagata, Horyu-ji and Kofuku-ji in Nara, and Ginkaku-ji (or Kinkaku-ji) in Kyoto.
In Kamakura, the great temples of Kencho-ji and Engaku-ji, which were constructed in the Kamakura period, later became major power centers, and the governments of the day struggled hard to overcome and minimize their influence.
Interior view of temple room at Hokokuji Temple in Kamakura, which was constructed in 1334, and is a branch Zen temple of Kencho-ji of the Rinzai Sect.
www.onmarkproductions.com /html/temples1.shtml   (2234 words)

 Buddhist Gateway: Article
According to Buddhist teachings, the gods have it so good that they are not likely to see the need for enlightenment; while the spirits, animals, beings of hell, and demons lack the intellectual sophistication to search for and attain it.
For the Mahayana Buddhist, this is a wonderful opportunity to contemplate the oneness of everything as she merges her consciousness with the constantly changing flame.
Buddhist contemplation, however, involves choosing a certain concept of Buddhism, as found in the ancient texts and the teachings of various masters, and then dwelling upon that concept.
www.buddhistgateway.com /community/prayer/articles/f_lib_article_hc_buddhist.html   (9559 words)

 indiayogi.com - Yogi Pilgrim - Temples - The Shiva temples at Panagal - Shiva - Shiv - Panagal - Chayala Someshwara ...
The Chayala Someshwara temple is about a kilometer away from the village itself, set in the middle of a plain it dominates, and backed by what was once a royal garden or park but is now reverting to agricultural land.
The temple is clearly visible some distance away, in the pyramidical form favored by Hindu architects to represent the abode of Shiva, the mountains of the Himalayas.
To the corner of the temple is the inevitable Yaksha Spot, the original place of power which temple architects look for when they choose to build.
www.indiayogi.com /content/temples/paangal.asp   (1491 words)

 The temples of Bagan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The ruins of the more than one hundred Angkor temples stand alone and isolated in thick jungles, and only from the top of the tallest temples it is not possible to see others in the distance.
In the early morning, from Sulamani Temple, or in the late afternoon, from Gawdawpalin Temple, the view is among the very finest the world has to offer.
Mahabodhi, this temple is an exact, though smaller, replica of the famous Bodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, India (where the Buddha attained enlightenment beneath the Bodhi tree).
www.sacredsites.com /asia/burma/bagan.html   (643 words)

The Buddhist tradition, it might be said, is a tradition that comes to Ann Arbor by way of academia and practitioners.
Jewel Heart Buddhist Center is one of the places where practicing Buddhists may go for a retreat, as well as those seeking a new practice for their lives.
In spite of the tensions that may arise, and the difficult issues of "categorization" when it comes to declaring one's identity, there is still that sense of Ann Arbor as being an unsurpassed city for religious, racial and ethnic culture to flourish and for a person's identity to be celebrated.
www.umich.edu /~aahist/pam1945.html   (1077 words)

 Kamat's Potpourri: Temples of India - The Temples of India
Although battered by the destructive forces of time, weather, and invading forces, the temples of India remain as the greatest legacy of the glory of the ancient Indians.
Focusing on the ancient and medieval temples of India, this section is designed as a tutorial on the tradition of Indian temple construction.
The temple of goddess Marikamba in the town of Sirsi is a splendid example of syncretic evolution of tribal and so called brahminical customs and rituals, befitting Hindu ethos.
www.kamat.com /kalranga/temples/index.htm   (470 words)

 Phuket Temples, Wat Chalong, Wat Phra Tong and Shrines
A long legendary history is still told to hundred thousands of visitors invited to the temple all year-round along with the Phuket locals' courage in the war of Phuket Angyee (Chinese Secret Society) delivered among generations of the locals.
The temple located in Thalang on Thepkasattri Road, at the Baan Kian intersection: on the way to airport, at the traffic light, the entrance is located right on the side of the road.
Numerous Chinese temples and shrines are found throughout Phuket City, and are at their busiest during Chinese new year and the Phuket Vegetarian Festival (See Vegetarian Festival).
www.phuket.com /island/temples.htm   (1007 words)

 Buddhist Temples of Lo Monthang
Inclusion of the temples on the list is important because this helps put them on the map.
The Buddhists developed the concept of a series of great buddhas, and Maitreya or Jamba is the buddha-to-come.
She and her husband, Dr. Philip Lieberman, have completed a photographic documentation of Buddhist temples and wall paintings of Mustang and now are working on conservation projects in the region.
www.inch.com /~shebar/mustang/temple1.htm   (5007 words)

 World Heritage Centre - World Heritage List
The World Heritage List includes 851 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value.
Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur (1985)
Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu (1994)
whc.unesco.org /en/list   (1006 words)

 Korea Travel: Buddhist Temples in Korea
Visiting temples and meeting with monks help people to realize that Buddhism goes way beyong this oversimplification.
These two attractions, along with the Tripitaka Koreana (a collection of 80,000+ woodblocks of Buddhist scripture made in the 13th century), were added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list in 1995.
The Moga Buddhist Museum is Korea's first museum dedicated solely to Buddhist relics and contains over 6,000 objects.
www.lifeinkorea.com /travel2/temples   (222 words)

 Buddhist Thai Temples and HIV/AIDS Projects
He convinced local donors, unhappy that their new temple hall would host meetings of people with HIV, to change their minds.
Maund says, a group of monks or nuns is first asked to consider the spread of suffering-damage that extends far beyond the infected person, to children, family and the broader community, including to the temple, which finds itself dependent upon a more impoverished and dysfunctional parish.
Following a recent visit by its Supreme Patriarchs to Thailand, Cambodia is finalizing a national policy on the Buddhist response to AIDS that soon will be communicated to all temples, a first in the Buddhist world.
www.buddhanet.net /sangha-metta/thaitemples.html   (1850 words)

 New Kadampa Tradition - International Buddhist Festivals & Temples Fund
Khandakapala Buddhist Center is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition, an association of Buddhist Centers and practitioners that derive their inspiration and guidance from the example of the ancient Kadampa Buddhist Masters and their teachings, as presented by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
The first Kadampa Temple in the West was built in the UK at Manjushri Mahayana Buddhist Centre in England.
This Kadampa Temple is not regarded as an ordinary building but as a holy object that will be a place of spiritual inspiration and peace for many generations to come.
www.meditateinla.org /new-kadampa-tradition.php   (525 words)

 Buddhist Groups of the Northwest
The Northwest Dharma Association is a voluntary membership organization of Buddhist temples, organizations, and informal groups in the greater Pacific Northwest.
While NWDA reserves the right to define what constitutes a Buddhist group for the purpose of membership qualification, our intention is to be an association open to all groups that are dedicated to Buddhist teaching and practice.
Listings are unverified and are made free of charge as a service to the community.
www.nwdharma.org /buddhistgroups.php?action=list_groups&select=BC   (120 words)

 Bangkok Temples
Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (officially known as Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram) is regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand.
Wat Arun (the Temple of the Dawn), or locally known as Wat Chaeng, is situated on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya River.
Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha), or Wat Phra Chetuphon, is located behind the splendid Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
www.bangkok.com /attraction-temple/index.html   (907 words)

 VizagInfo.com - Buddhist shrines & Temples in Visakhapatnam
The Thotlakonda and Bavikonda areas near the Beach are the prominent locations for Buddhism and Buddhist studies in Visakhapatnam.
The Thotlakonda Buddhist Complex is situated 15 kms from the Visakhapatnam City on the Vizag-Bheemili Beach Road.
A Buddhist Archeological Museum is also planned in the region.
www.vizaginfo.com /tour/buddhist.asp   (709 words)

 First-year seminar explores state’s Buddhist temples
The 18 students in Tweed’s religious studies class this fall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are documenting the state’s Buddhist population.
The class is focusing on 33 Buddhist temples, many located near metropolitan areas such as Raleigh, Charlotte and Greensboro.
Cary and Chapel Hill temples have mainly Chinese and Taiwanese-American populations.
www.unc.edu /news/archives/nov00/buddhism111300.htm   (803 words)

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