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Sitting Zazen with Brad Warner

I have not devoted a full day to myself in a few weeks, so today I planned to do make some collage pictures, stay in doors and lay low —¬†that is until I read one of the blogs I follow. 1,134 more words

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Tibet, a Nepalese-style standing Manjushri 11th c. circa

The elements which indicate that this early representation of Manjushri was made in the Nepalese style (i.e. by a Nepalese artist in Nepal or in Tibet, or by a Tibetan artist learning from a Nepalese one) are the shape of the lotus base, the mitre-like crown, the sash knotted across the hips, the folds of the dhoti between the legs, the body shape and proportions, the use of copper rather than copper alloy. 78 more words

Buddhist Sculpture

Maha Prajnaparamita Sutra - Tangut Manuscript

From The Tangut Collection

Khara-khoto, 10th-13th century
Buddhist religious texts.
Institute of Oriental Manuscripts
Kozlov expedition 1909-1910.
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The Prajnaparamita Texts were composed in India between 100 BC and AD 600. 894 more words

Buddhism

Quest

Good morning! A lovely morning this. Storms later.

Over the weekend we watched aghast as the turmoil that is the Middle East erupted into  unimaginable violence. 587 more words

Shamanism