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A Town in Bohemia

It’s been two years now since I backpacked around Central Europe. I’d travelled up the east coast of Australia roughly a year and a half earlier, but it was in Europe that my love for the road was born. 2,608 more words

Tibet, various bodhisattvas

Sarvanivarana Vishkhambhin, also referred to as Nivarana Vishkhambhin, has a peaceful and a wrathful form.

When wrathful, he holds a bell at head level in his right hand and leans on his left hand. 243 more words

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Fight on you courageous Bodhisattvas!

by James C. Stephens

May 29, 1974


My life is like the weather. Some mornings it is foggy, but later it becomes sunny, the fog being burnt off by the midday sun. 477 more words

Tibet, Amoghapasha Lokeshvara (2)

In Tibet, sculptures of this deity are not common and usually have 6 or 8 arms. This is a very┬árare example (even paintings rarely show him under this form) with one head and two hands, the one on the right doing the… 45 more words

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Tibet, Manjushri Namasangiti (2)

This meditational aspect of Manjushri may have one head and four arms, each holding an attribute: a bow, a sword, a blue lotus (utpala) topped with a book and an arrow. 198 more words

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Western Tibet, White Manjushri - standing

In sculpture, White Manjushri refers to the peaceful form of Manjushri without a sword. When standing, his right hand does the abhaya mudra, or the… 181 more words

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Tibet, standing Maitreya (3)

Inspired from the Indian Pala style, this sculpture depicts Maitreya with a long-stemmed lotus in his left hand and a stupa in his headdress. His right hand does the… 163 more words

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