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Major Figures in Buddhist Art and Literature - Buddhism - About.com
Buddhist art and literature are filled with countless fabled and iconic characters-- buddhas, bodhisattvas, deities and demons. Here are guides to who these ...
Buddhist Gandhara - History and Art of Buddhist Gandhara - Buddhism
The ancient Buddhist kingdom of Gandhara stretched across what is now Afghanistan and Pakistan and made invaluable contributions to Buddhist art. Part II ...
Dragons in Buddhist Mythology, Art, and Literature - Buddhism
Dragons often appear in Buddhist art and literature. Where did they come from, and what do they represent?
The Buddhist Art of Dunhuang - Chinese Culture - About.com
The Silk Road had brought Dunhuang not only commercial prosperity but also the development of Buddhist art during the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-533).
The Meaning of Mudras in Buddhist Art and Iconography - Buddhism
Buddhas and bodhisattvas often are depicted in Buddhist art with stylized hand gestures called mudras. The word "mudra" is Sanskrit for "seal" or "sign," and ...
Detailed descriptions of some of the Buddhist art in the Dunhuang ...
Read details of the Buddhist art from some of the caves at Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes.
Buddhism Symbols - Eight Auspicious Symbols - About.com
The symbols can be found in the art of most schools of Buddhism, especially in Tibetan Buddhism. In some monasteries in China the symbols are placed on ...
History of Buddhism in China: The First Thousand Years
In 446 the Wei ruler, Emperor Taiwu, began a brutal suppression of Buddhism -- all Buddhist temples, texts and art were to be destroyed, and the monks were to ...
Lotus and Dharma Wheel Tattoos - Buddhism Body Art
Buddhist art and iconography are a rich source of body art imagery. Readers of Buddhism at About.com are invited to send in photographs of their Buddhist ...
Mogao Caves or Dunhuang Caves - Largest Collection of Buddhist ...
Mogao Ku is justifiably famous, because it contains the largest known collection of Buddhist art in China, including more than 45,000 square meters of murals ...
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